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More than 5,600 receive offers to study at USC
14 Jan

A record number of people have received offers to begin degrees at USC in Semester 1 this year, with interest in studying at the university surging.

Mackenzie happy to say big brother knows best
14 Jan

While some school leavers have trouble deciding their next move after high school, it has been an easy choice for Mackenzie Biden of Hervey Bay – she is following her brother Thomas into a career as a teacher.

Research weeds out problems for Coast beach dunes
14 Jan

PhD research into the plants and insects of the Sunshine Coast’s beach dunes is identifying more ways to restore and revegetate the iconic environment – without the weeds.

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Back to uni helps businesswoman banish COVID déjà vu
12 Jan

While the resurgence of COVID-19 is causing deja vu for many business owners, Fiona Roberts is looking forward to “another amazing year” in 2021.

USC graduates Theo Mostert, Rees Telford and Brad Lines
Driller digs deep for career as doctor
7 Jan

A former fly in-fly out mines driller who recently graduated from USC with a Psychology degree is taking his career change even further in 2021 after getting into medicine.

Malaria clinical trial
USC Clinical Trials seeks healthy volunteers for malaria study
5 Jan

USC Clinical Trials has partnered with the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane to investigate whether an approved anti-malarial drug can be used more extensively to counter malaria – a disease that claims more than 400,000 lives worldwide each year.

Job-ready skills give Accounting graduates the edge
5 Jan

As demand for job-ready graduates grows, Accounting students at USC Fraser Coast are proving that gaining workplace experience while completing a degree can quickly add up to career success.

Drive to heal wounds brings national nursing honours for PhD student
22 Dec 2020

A USC PhD candidate who is researching innovative ways to treat chronic wounds has been awarded two major national nursing awards.

Research busts mental health coping myth
21 Dec 2020

People with extreme psychological distress have exceeded the limits of their own resources, and need support from others to cope, according to new research led by USC Australia.

Govt doubles USC research block funding to $16m
18 Dec 2020

USC Australia will receive nearly $16.4 million in research block grants for 2021, under the Federal Government’s $3 billion university funding announcement.

Free USC course can open new career pathways
18 Dec 2020

With many adults reassessing their career options as 2020 draws to an end, USC is offering those looking to upskill or reskill a free course as an introduction to higher education.

Hot topics: USC list of summer holiday experts
17 Dec 2020

From new microbiological considerations at the family barbecue, to the impact of border closures on the traditional summer road trip, USC Australia has research experts available to comment to the media over the summer 2020/2021 period.

Uni ‘water battery’ cuts 4,000 tonnes in emissions
15 Dec 2020

A solar-powered ‘water battery’ that keeps an entire university campus cool has saved more than 4,232 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in its first year of operation at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).

Scholarship for IT student pursuing cybersecurity career
10 Dec 2020

A USC student working towards a career as an ethical hacker has gained a prestigious $68,000 Australian Government scholarship to travel to South Korea and Singapore in 2021 to learn more about cybersecurity.

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