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Epidemic of broken hearts triggered by violence and injustice
20 Dec 2023

Love is the answer as violence and injustice help to create an epidemic of broken-heartedness across Australia, according to University of Sunshine Coast social work academic and ‘love theorist’ Dr Dyann Ross.

Defying the gravity of expectations
19 Dec 2023

He struggled with challenges through high school and was told science was not for him; now Ryan is defying all expectations (especially his own) by excelling in environmental science at the University of the Sunshine Coast, proving in the great experiment of life, perseverance is the key ingredient.

Address the stress before school starts back
19 Dec 2023

The school holidays may be a time of rest, relaxation and zero assignments, but for some kids it’s a time of nervous anticipation for the coming school year.

Too expensive and not enough ‘vibe’ – a look at the state of the Sunshine Coast’s nightlife
15 Dec 2023

A lack of transport, financial pressures and changes in consumer behaviour are some of the challenges facing the Sunshine Coast’s night-time economy according to new research from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Researcher awarded funding for promising type 1 diabetes research
12 Dec 2023

UniSC researcher Dr Steven James has won a prestigious national award to provide new insights across the lifespans of people living with type 1 diabetes.

Summer stories: UniSC experts available for comment
11 Dec 2023

From the creepy crawlies at our backyard barbecues to the music we will be listening to – University of the Sunshine Coast experts are available to discuss some of this summer's most interesting,  important and quirky topics.

Microbiologist calls for glitter ban
8 Dec 2023

All that glitters is not gold this Christmas, according to a UniSC environmental microbiologist who is calling for a ban on the tiny sparkles.

Champion of solving ‘red mud’ industrial waste named UniSC’s top alumnus
8 Dec 2023

For every tonne of alumina manufactured, another tonne of blood red industrial waste is left behind...

Holiday havoc or harmony? Helping teens and parents navigate screen time boundaries during the long summer break
7 Dec 2023

Schools out for the summer, and with the long break comes an abundance of free time for young people...and frustration for parents on how to help their teen balance screen time with other activities; we asked an expert for advice on getting the balance right, for a harmonious holiday.

Your ATAR is not a dead end: many roads lead to university
6 Dec 2023

As 2023 high school graduates prepare to enter the world of higher education, students and parents will often equate success with a high ATAR score, so it’s normal to feel anxious about the result; but don't despair, as there are many ways to reach your study ambitions and find your dream course.

New focus on learning as Indigenous students walk strong towards their futures
5 Dec 2023

Attendance is up and engagement with learning has improved for more than 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 7 and 8 Fraser Coast students taking part in a UniSC-led  pilot program called Marigurim-Yan (‘Strong Walk’).

UniSC duo awarded elite scholarship for Indo-Pacific endeavours
5 Dec 2023

Two University of the Sunshine Coast students are preparing for the global study adventure of a lifetime after being awarded Australia’s most prestigious international study scholarship.

Championing community development through cricket
4 Dec 2023

Kesh Keerthi graduated from UniSC with a Master of Social Work, then headed to Alice Springs to live in some of Central Australia's most remote communities; he now works with Northern Territory Cricket, bringing people together and 'making cricket thrive' with the increased participation of children, women and Indigenous people.

Can we sustainably harvest trees from tropical forests? Yes – here are 5 ways to do it better
4 Dec 2023

Managed well, tropical forests can be a sustainable source of timber, Professor Francis E Putz and Dr Claudia Romero write for The Conversation.

Dolphins Dreaming: UniSC students spill the secrets to early-career success
1 Dec 2023

Ellen Szymanski and Eloise Bathersby are UniSC students who have already landed incredible jobs working with the Dolphins NRL team; we asked them to reveal how UniSC’s programs and partnerships helped to pave the way to their early-career sports events success.

Meet 'Sleep', the guardian of your wellbeing galaxy
29 Nov 2023

You may be resting when asleep, but your brain is busy, cleaning out metabolic waste that can otherwise cause irreparable harm including mental health disorders and Alzheimer's disease; the deep connection between sleep and mental health is explored by an expert from UniSC's Thompson Institute.