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UniSC named top in Queensland, in global top 2% for impact

The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland, and been named among the world’s top two percent of universities, in a major global ranking.

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From teen troubles and job jumps to study success: How nurse Bindi found her calling
8 Jun

‘A period of darkness doesn’t have to determine the course of your life,’ says 2023 UniSC Nursing Science graduate medallist Bindi Horvath, now thriving in her chosen career.

Study to uncover secrets of hidden manta ray habitat
7 Jun

An urgent exploratory study is underway after the discovery of an unknown manta ray habitat off the northern tip of UNESCO World Heritage-listed K’gari, the world’s largest sand island.

Science sparking big dreams for scholarship student
7 Jun

For a person who says she doesn’t naturally enjoy “too much change all at once,” 18-year-old Taylah Wenban is adapting remarkably well to the tidal wave of life-changing adventures she is riding as a first-year paramedic student at UniSC.

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From medicine to the classroom: Teaching the next generation
5 Jun

With many teachers leaving the profession, what drives someone like Ashwita Venkatesh to give up her career as a medical doctor to teach senior psychology and mathematics to high school students?

Shining the spotlight on World Environment Day 2023
2 Jun

To celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June, we've gathered stories from the last year highlighting some of the environmental action and research happening at UniSC.

UniSC named top in Queensland, in global top 2% for impact
1 Jun

The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland, and been named among the world’s top two percent of universities, in a major global ranking.

Full circle: UniSC grad returns to old high school
31 May

Isabelle Smith loved school at Glasshouse Christian College so much, she's heading back there as teacher after completing a Bachelor of Primary Education at UniSC.

UniSC student designs dress for Sunshine Coast Lightning
30 May

UniSC animal ecology student and Wakka Wakka and Tūwharetoa artist Jerome Wano has designed the Sunshine Coast Lighting's dress for First Nations Round.

The highly secretive Five Eyes alliance has disrupted a China-backed hacker group – in an unusually public manner
26 May

The Five Eyes alliance may well be one of the only deterrents we have against long-term, persistent attacks against our critical infrastructure, UniSC's Dr Dennis Desmond writes for The Conversation.

Strong Walk
26 May

A new program is helping school students find self-belief through their culture – and use it as their driving force to aim high when it comes to education and careers.

Making a difference: what makes people switch careers to teaching?
26 May

Mid-career or “career change” students are increasingly common in teacher education programs, UniSC's Erin Siostrom writes for The Conversation.

Trials for possible cholesterol vaccine to begin in Moreton Bay
25 May

A possible vaccine for elevated cholesterol is set to be trialled in Moreton Bay at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Ross Dwyer's co-researcher Dr Carley Kilpatrick of QPWS tags grey nurse sharks. Supplied Qld Govt
Study finds double threat for endangered Australian east coast shark
25 May

A 10-year study has found the slow birthrate and night-time wanderings of pregnant grey nurse sharks away from no-take marine protected areas are putting the fierce-looking but mild-mannered species at further risk of extinction.

Building airstrips in Antarctica from a freezer in Queensland
22 May

How two engineers from the University of the Sunshine Coast are taking on "one of the last great polar logistical problems".

“Veterans help veterans” in new uni transition program
18 May

A free program to help military veterans transition to university and the civilian workforce is soon to be offered at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Smiling for no reason…except a secure future
15 May

Life can change in a flash, or in Jenny’s case, a war that destroyed her life in Ukraine and sparked a sequence of serendipitous moments that led her to Australia and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Scientists deliver UniSC vaccine to wild koalas
12 May

A koala chlamydia vaccine created and tested at the University of the Sunshine Coast is a step closer to protecting large populations of koalas in the wild.

Law graduate stays step ahead with job before degree
11 May

A determined student who completed a University of the Sunshine Coast course before graduating from high school has gained a coveted job with the Supreme Court – before graduating with her law degree.

Federal Budget insights and analysis from UniSC experts
8 May

UniSC academics are available pre and post budget to offer insights on its impacts and implications for families, business, the economy, environment and global relations.

Community can help with next vaccines as flu reaches pre-pandemic levels
4 May

As influenza infections in Australia return to pre-pandemic levels, the University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre seeking people to help with the development of the next generation of vaccines.

Mother and daughter team up for university
3 May

Not many people decide to tackle their first degree in their early 50s but for Gympie’s Rachel Astill, starting university with her then teenage daughter made all the difference

Answering the call
3 May

Carpenter Jacob Cox and police officer Liana Cox want to make a difference where it is most needed - so the husband and wife are studying to become nurses in rural and remote communities.

On the fast track from UniSC to KPMG
28 Apr

In his first semester at UniSC, Nicholas “Nick” Hill says he suffered from a lack of confidence and self-esteem which made him wonder if he’d get though uni.

Unlocking secrets of crocodile sounds part of University Medallist’s life-changing quest
28 Apr

Unhappy, trapped in nine to five customer service management job in Brisbane, Sonnie Flores took a giant leap of faith to get her spark back.

Opportunity given the green light
27 Apr

When the opportunity to attend a green conference in Thailand came up, Fien Van den Steen grabbed it with both hands.

Tetracera lianas on Barro Colorado Island-contributed
Study finds simple, cheap way to use forests to slow global climate change
26 Apr

Spending $1.50 per hectare to prune climbing vines from the world’s selectively logged forests could remove 800 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over 30 years, according to new research.

Meet UniSC’s Great Gradma: the remarkable story of 73-year-old student Sharon Sutton
20 Apr

73-year-old great grandmother Sharon Sutton couldn't afford to attend school past the age of 12, so she went off to work in a clothing factory. More than 60 years later she's graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with her first degree.

Cooking with Corey: how helping create a cookbook unlocked a passion
19 Apr

Corey Linton left Year 12 unsure of his future, only knowing he had a passion for helping people, an interest in food and an offer to study a Bachelor of Dietetics at UniSC.

Top medal for aspiring psychologist as 800 graduate from Coast campus
11 Apr

A Nambour student who earned a perfect score for her Psychology Honours degree while volunteering and working for multiple mental health services has graduated with the University of the Sunshine Coast’s highest award.

Graduation a major milestone for UniSC's newest campus
4 Apr

Three years after the University of the Sunshine Coast opened a new campus at the start of a pandemic lockdown, the first UniSC Moreton Bay foundation students are set to graduate.