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USC Nursing Science and Midwifery graduate Larissa Reeman
Study brings career switch for busy mums
28 May

Two new USC graduates from Gympie have achieved impressive grades while juggling parenthood, jobs and campus commutes on their way to making major career changes.

Caboolture graduate uses degree to help chronically ill
27 May

New USC graduate Maddison Schuster is now among the hundreds of Sunshine Coast social workers striving to help chronically ill older people access support services, particularly in the age of COVID-19 restrictions.

Students help 100 local brands adjust to COVID-19
27 May

Chef-cooked meals delivered to your door, live-streamed music gigs and home workouts are all signs of brands adjusting well to COVID-19 restrictions, says a USC Australia social media expert.

Graduate goes from catering for parties to caring for patients
26 May

After previously working as a wedding caterer and chef in Melbourne and Noosa, new USC graduate Nicole Wright is now employed as a mental health nurse at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).

Thomas searches for gene switch secret
26 May

USC Honours student Thomas Banks, 21, believes that lobsters could hold the key to understanding an ancient evolutionary mechanism used to “turn off” genes in animals.

‘Smart clothes’ on agenda for Moreton Minds talk
25 May

Wearable technology is changing the way we live, work and play, says the host of an upcoming online talk on the topic.

New USC graduate on the ball with career decision
21 May

James Harbidge certainly had 20/20 vision when he deferred his seventh year of refereeing with Queensland Rugby League for his first graduate job on the opposite side of the country.

Mental health support must be needs-based, expert says
19 May

There’s room for improvement to the current approach to mental health support in Australia, says USC clinical psychology expert Associate Professor Helen Stallman.

New teacher keen to finally meet her students
18 May

Recent USC graduate Savannah Epskamp might have started her career as a school teacher during a highly disrupted period of education, but she’s taking it all in her stride.

Spartans swimmers training at the USC aquatic centre
Spartans to restart campaign for Tokyo glory
15 May

The USC Spartans will soon restart their Olympic and Paralympic campaigns, following the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions across Queensland this weekend.

USC Sports Clinic Assistant Aaron Turner runs a Zoom training session.
Student athletes stay ahead of the game during lockdowns
13 May

Student athletes at USC are benefitting greatly from the forward thinking and creativity of the University’s Sports Clinic Assistant Aaron Turner during the coronavirus pandemic.

1,000+ free meals per week for USC students
13 May

USC students doing it tough during the global pandemic now have access to free, ready-made, nutritious meals at each USC campus to help them focus on their studies.

Scholarship just what the future doctor ordered
12 May

Anglican Church Grammar School’s 2019 dux George Walker has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship from USC Sunshine Coast to pursue his ambition to become a doctor.

Graduate seeks out secret life of shy seabird
11 May

New USC Fraser Coast Animal Ecology graduate Zerra Egerton has taken up the challenge of researching one of the world’s most elusive seabirds.

USC awards $1.1 million to support students
8 May

USC has provided more than 1,360 students with bursaries of up to $1,000 each this week to offset some of the difficulties they’ve faced during the coronavirus lockdown.

Graduate sprints to sporting and career success
8 May

Hervey Bay graduate Thomas Key was chasing a pathway to a successful career and the chance to represent Australia in outrigging canoe racing when he chose to study at USC – now he has achieved both.

USC leads Australian study into exercise during pandemic
7 May

Health science experts from USC have been chosen to lead the Australian arm of a study into how physical activity levels have been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Business degree offers Brandon big plans
5 May

From stacking pallets in a Sunshine Coast warehouse to managing a major supply chain and a team of people for a national food company, Brandon Farquharson has made the most of his business degree from USC.

Free suicide awareness training available
30 Apr

USC’s Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Sunshine Coast will offer free online training to help community members stay alert to the signs of known precursors to suicide, as many people struggle with additional life pressures due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The vines are drying: USC scientist delivers warning
30 Apr

Following Australia’s recent bushfire crisis, a USC scientist working to preserve forests has warned that vines that once protected vegetation from fire may now be drying into fuel.

A former senior dux of Maryborough’s Riverside College is fast-tracking her way to a career in the rapidly evolving field of molecular microbiology at USC..
Mikaela speeds through USC science degree
29 Apr

A former senior dux of Maryborough’s Riverside Christian College is fast-tracking her way to a career in the rapidly evolving field of molecular microbiology.

Sounds of nature to soothe lockdown disconnect
29 Apr

A USC researcher who uses the sounds of nature to monitor the environment and boost people’s wellbeing is collaborating on an ambitious 24-hour global radio and web broadcast to follow sunrise around the Earth this weekend.

Ben Watson's photograph of Heather Strong cutting Bob Strong's hair at home.
Photography students capture unfolding crisis
28 Apr

USC photography students have found themselves documenting the evolution of a global health crisis first-hand, digging deep to create content while in confinement.

Bush to beach for Fairfax scholar
24 Apr

From the dry heat of Chinchilla to the humid conditions of the Sunshine Coast, Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarship recipient Nikita Densley says she’s loving her recent sea change to study a double degree at USC.

Radish fertiliser project earns top student award
23 Apr

A second-year USC Environmental Science student has won a statewide award for a project that found introducing a type of algae to fertilised soil could boost the growth of radishes.

MBA provides career boost for Pretorius
21 Apr

Gaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at USC while seeking admission to practise law in Queensland could prove a game-changer for Werner Pretorius of Buderim.

USC leads research on pandemic panic buying
21 Apr

USC psychology lecturers have launched a national research project investigating the behaviours that have led people to panic buy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kindness crusade in the face of trying times
20 Apr

Nate L’Estrange says his involvement in student groups and the critical thinking skills he gained in lectures at USC have equipped him for his career path as an entrepreneur – and to help others in the middle of a pandemic.

USC students to connect with older people during isolation
16 Apr

Isolated older people facing visitor restrictions during the global pandemic are being invited to book a weekly chat with friendly USC Counselling students.

USC experts available to comment on COVID-19 and related topics
10 Apr

USC has a number of experts available to speak on COVID-19 and related topics.