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Breaking barriers, crossing borders: how a scholarship has allowed two students to take on the world
7 Nov 2022

Two UniSC students have been given the chance to study overseas while pursuing unique opportunities like challenging gender perceptions through toys in Malaysia and promoting sustainability in the Pacific - after being awarded scholarships through the New Colombo Plan.

Regional and rural focus for UniSC in new ‘virtual’ mental health institute
31 Oct 2022

The mental health of older Australians and graduates will be a key focus for University of the Sunshine Coast researchers involved in the newly-announced Manna Institute.

Master of Teaching (Primary) graduate Blaire Thomson
Teachers who go rural and the partners who pave the way
28 Oct 2022

When philanthropic partners support new teachers to have remote experiences, the result – for everyone – can be a match made in heaven.

Education graduate's journey shows others what their futures can be
27 Oct 2022

New University of the Sunshine Coast Indigenous graduate Joel Denduck didn’t choose a teaching career to help change trends or become a role model – but that is exactly what he is doing

UniSC welcomes additional 120 places boosting regional education
24 Oct 2022

UniSC Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government to fund 120 new student places across engineering, education and health at the Moreton Bay campus and Redlands in 2024.

Winning student story: Research revolutionising fracture treatment
24 Oct 2022

Breanna Medcalfe is the winner of the 2022 UniSC Outstanding Frontline Research journalism competition.

Luke Costello
Out of the mines and into the mind
21 Oct 2022

After more than a decade as a FIFO worker in the coal and gas industries, Luke Costello realised he could – and would – completely change his life’s direction.

UniSC gives out $4.3 million in scholarships as need grows
20 Oct 2022

Times are tough, but students facing financial hardship, made worse by spiralling costs of living, are discovering the difference that University of the Sunshine Coast scholarships and bursaries can make.

Javier Leon with volunteers for Coast4D project
Space, satellites and shifting sands - How a UniSC partnership is hoping to save Queensland’s coast
20 Oct 2022

The University of the Sunshine Coast is looking to the skies to explore the sea, in an ambitious new project to help future-proof shorelines.

Changing Minds: How a teacher-turned-neuroscientist is helping teenage brains
18 Oct 2022

Guidance counsellor-turned neuroscientist returns to the classroom, to deliver a pilot program shaping healthy teenage brains.

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Fantasy, Sexual Violence & the Cognitive Intervention
18 Oct 2022

Is there a link between fantasy and sexual violence? And can researchers use that link to minimise a perpetrator’s urge to commit sexual violence? UniSC Associate lecturer in Clinical Psychology and PhD candidate Andrew Allen thinks it’s a link worth pursuing.

Getting in early avoids ATAR stress on path to university
14 Oct 2022

Bray Park High School Captain Liz Bennett is she is among more than 1000 school leavers who have unlocked an alternative path to tertiary study through early offers from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Floods in Victoria are uncommon. Here’s why they’re happening now – and how they compare to the past
13 Oct 2022

Changing the course of rivers, raising dams and building levees can make us feel like we’re in control.

We’ve been collecting souvenirs for thousands of years. They are valuable cultural artefacts – but what does their future hold?
13 Oct 2022

Despite being a common aspect of travelling for more than two millennia, souvenirs are facing an uncertain future in the 21st century.

Raphael McGowan and Carissa Belham at the book launch of 'A Girl With a Mexican Hat, One Shoe, and a Boogie Board'
UniSC graduate pens book to reveal bipolar journey of trauma and recovery
11 Oct 2022

UniSC graduate Carissa Belham has recently documented her journey with bipolar affective disorder, releasing a self-published arts health guide book called ‘A Girl With a Mexican Hat, One Shoe, and a Boogie Board’, coinciding with QLD Mental Health Week from 8-16 October 2022.

Fashion student awarded scholarship and leads FashCamp
11 Oct 2022

Eva Timmerman's dreams of working in the fashion industry are now a reality thanks to a headstart to study, a scholarship and mentoring by UniSC's passionate lecturer in Fashion Studies, Deborah Fisher, through the UniSC FashCamp program.

Jensiya Joy Christy Bachelor Of Nursing At Moreton Bay Unisc Asylum Seeker Scholarship Recipient
Searching for a miracle
10 Oct 2022

18 years, four detention centres, one perilous journey, a life that started in a refugee camp. Jensiya Joy Christy is in her first year of studying nursing at the University of the Sunshine Coast, which she calls “a miracle.”  Now, thanks to receiving an Asylum Seeker scholarship from UniSC, Jensiya is finding a new purpose, and a new hope for herself and her family.

The wild weather of La Niña could wipe out vast stretches of Australia’s beaches and sand dunes
7 Oct 2022

The wild weather associated with La Niña will drive more erosion along Australia’s east coast.

Medallist finds success with late start to university
6 Oct 2022

It started with a niggling feeling he wanted to do more with his life and led to former Hervey Bay retail worker Tim Byford being awarded the University of the Sunshine Coast’s highest academic honour.