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UniSC student lands dream job as mental health facilitator for LIVIN
30 Nov 2023

Before she’d even finished her first year studying psychology and counselling at UniSC, Kyara de Bruin scored a “dream job” working for LIVIN, a respected national mental health organisation.

Jake Black is everyone’s mate but mostly he’s Your Mates
29 Nov 2023

By the time Jake Black was rejected from his eighth job interview, he was starting to feel despondent – a difficult scenario to imagine now he’s working as a sales rep for one of Australia's best known craft breweries just a few years later.

Aquatic ecology academic welcomes Murray-Darling buyback plans
27 Nov 2023

The federal government's proposed water buybacks in the Murray-Darling Basin are a vital initiative to restore the health of Australia’s major river system, says Professor of Ecology Catherine Yule of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

No age limit to learning, as UniSC joins global age-friendly universities network
24 Nov 2023

With its focus on lifelong learning and healthy ageing research, the University of the Sunshine Coast has become only the second higher education institution in the Oceania region to join a global network of age-friendly universities.

Next wave of STEM scholarships helps build future of renewable energy
24 Nov 2023

A partnership between the University of the Sunshine Coast and Queensland Hydro is growing the pipeline of local talent equipped for careers in engineering though a new STEM scholarship program for students.

Four-day school week
24 Nov 2023

Education expert Dr Alison Wills explains some of the core considerations that need to be taken into account when thinking about making changes to schooling.

How citizens are helping science change the future
23 Nov 2023

From tracking turtles and monitoring marine environments to sounding out biosphere changes and collecting bushfire data, ‘everyday scientists’ are joining forces with researchers to gather data across the country.

Nursing Science student mum of five backs UniSC Giving Day
22 Nov 2023

A former chef and single mother of five who last year received a bursary towards her dream of becoming a nurse hopes that the University of Sunshine Coast’s Giving Day 2023 will help more students achieve their goals.

Commitment to student satisfaction puts UniSC at top in new national ranking
22 Nov 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast shares the top spot among the nation’s public universities for student satisfaction in the inaugural “Best University Ranking’, released by The Australian Financial Review.

Gauging girls’ interest in STEM study for motorsports
20 Nov 2023

The diversity of study pathways into jobs in Australia’s $3.3billion motorsports sector has been showcased to more than 35 girls and young women from Gladstone to the Gold Coast.

UniSC supports charter to combat sexual harm
17 Nov 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast has welcomed the release of a ‘Charter on Sexual Harm’ to support the ongoing work universities and other organisations are doing to address the prevalence and impact of sexual violence and harassment.

Global business school recognition for UniSC
17 Nov 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast has now been accredited by the world’s longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools – AACSB International.

Guardians of the koalas: $800,000 for high-tech tracking project
16 Nov 2023

A University of the Sunshine Coast project to provide residents with the technology to help monitor koala wellbeing has been boosted by $798,000 in Australian Research Council funding.

Inside a manta ray ‘cyclone’: Mass feeding frenzies hold clues to ocean giant’s future
14 Nov 2023

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers believe rare 'manta ray' feeding cyclones could provide much needed answers in an urgent global search for insights into the vulnerable ocean giants.

Bull shark tagging underway for new research project
13 Nov 2023

University of Sunshine Coast researchers have begun tagging bull sharks in Sunshine Coast river systems as part of a new three-year project to inform safer interactions between humans and the apex predator.

Research backs visual therapy to reduce harmful sexual fantasies
13 Nov 2023

A psychology therapy that uses visual imagery to desensitise people from traumatic memories can also reduce the impacts of harmful sexual fantasies, according to UniSC PhD research.

2032 Games: A golden opportunity
10 Nov 2023

UniSC experts are available to speak ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Adam Jurisevic on kicking goals in sport and exercise science
10 Nov 2023

After dropping out of his final major exam in high school at the last minute, Adam Jurisevic took a few years before he realised a career in sport and exercise science was the career path that was right for him.

5 Aussie musicals you might not have heard of – but really should see
10 Nov 2023

There is actually a long history of popular Aussie musicals you may not have heard about yet, writes Dr Phoebe Macrossan.

Round-trip generosity
9 Nov 2023

Dr Karina Hamilton-Peel says she can trace many of her successes over the last 15 years "to the generosity of the Renouf family", who awarded 17-year-old Karina a life-changing scholarship to help her pursue her uni dreams; she now generously contributes to UniSC giving days to support the next generation of students.

Koala-saving dog squad seeking new recruit
9 Nov 2023

The University of the Sunshine Coast and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are teaming up to find another four-legged member to help detect and protect endangered koalas in the wild.

Exploring the evolving communication landscape
8 Nov 2023

The way we communicate is changing faster than you can say "emoji is the modern hieroglyph," and the good news for communication grads is that exciting job prospects are emerging as a result.

Funding to roll out vaccine to fight deadly koala chlamydia
8 Nov 2023

University of Sunshine Coast researchers are taking the fight to save Australia’s koalas from the devastating effects of chlamydia to a vital next stage, with funding to turn a research version of its koala chlamydia vaccine into a veterinary-approved product to protect the nation’s most at-risk populations.

Cybersecurity expert comments on telecomms outage
8 Nov 2023

"The breadth and duration of telecommunications outages, affecting Australia’s critical infrastructure, should serve as a warning that Australia remains vulnerable to attack," says University of the Sunshine Coast cybersecurity academic Dr Dennis Desmond.

Coats of many colours: Dressing to defy erasure
6 Nov 2023

Heinke Butts, grew up in South Africa during Apartheid, and her experiences led her to become deeply interested in the issue of identity, which she's now exploring through her PhD – “The garment as a cultural identity and creative expression”  – and a curated exhibition of South African garments displayed at the Gympie Regional Art Gallery until 25 November.

Top green award for UniSC student
3 Nov 2023

An international student who chose the University of the Sunshine Coast for its sustainability credentials has now been named an Australasian leader for her green endeavours.

When Lightning strikes, Jeremy's ready for the opportunity
3 Nov 2023

He wants to work in the sports world he loves, but not as a professional athlete, so UniSC student Jeremy Morris has found the degree he calls his “perfect combination”: a Bachelor of Sport Studies with a major of management.

Undersea soundscapes broadcast to celebrate Biosphere Reserves
2 Nov 2023

Want to listen to live whale radio broadcast from off the Queensland coast?

How mum’s diet affects baby’s gut health: breastmilk research
1 Nov 2023

The first published results of a new Australian human milk research collaboration have shed new light on the gut-boosting, life-saving potential of carbohydrates known as HMOs, vital components of breastmilk produced by mothers during lactation.