Study brings career switch for busy mums28 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 ill27 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-1927 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 patients26 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 secret26 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 talk25 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 decision21 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 says19 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 students18 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 to restart campaign for Tokyo glory15 May
The USC Spartans will soon restart their Olympic and Paralympic campaigns, following the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions across Queensland this weekend.
Student athletes stay ahead of the game during lockdowns13 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 students13 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 ordered12 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 seabird11 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 students8 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 success8 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 pandemic7 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 plans5 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 available30 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 warning30 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.
Mikaela speeds through USC science degree29 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 disconnect29 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.
Photography students capture unfolding crisis28 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 scholar24 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 award23 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 Pretorius21 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 buying21 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 times20 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 isolation16 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 topics10 Apr
USC has a number of experts available to speak on COVID-19 and related topics.