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January 2015

USC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann.
USC to open for business at Fraser Coast
1 Feb 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast will officially open for business on the Fraser Coast on Monday 1 February.

Dean Jacobs' portrait of an old man
Story Telling and Impure Thoughts at USC Gallery
29 Jan 2015

Art lovers can enjoy a sneak preview of illustrations from books that are yet to be published when USC Gallery launches its 2015 program with two exciting exhibitions on Thursday 12 February.

Suzy Kemp painting an outrigger canoe
USC helps Indigenous student fulfil dreams
29 Jan 2015

A new USC Social Work student hopes to inspire more Indigenous students to pursue higher education after her own success in becoming the first in her family to study at university.

Maria Arena and Eileen Herbert-Goodall on a park bench with books
New short story contest to help budding authors
29 Jan 2015

Two USC Doctor of Creative Arts graduates are about to launch a new writing competition aimed at giving emergent writers the chance to make a name for themselves.

Shannyn Meloncelli with her two toddlers
Researchers seek mums with rheumatoid arthritis
29 Jan 2015

Two USC researchers have received funding to show how local mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are managing their illness, families and lives.

Two cars after a head-on collision
USC to host accident prevention and research seminar
28 Jan 2015

The latest research on how and why accidents happen and how to prevent them will be the focus of an all-day seminar hosted by the USC Accident Research centre (USCAR) on Tuesday 17 February.

Tayla Dokonal
Helping people is a life goal for new USC student
27 Jan 2015

A strong desire to help people and make a real difference in their lives has motivated Tayla Dokonal, 18, of Currimundi to enrol in a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at USC.

Cast & Director of The Book of Everything
The Book of Everything to open this week
27 Jan 2015

USC drama students will perform the highly acclaimed The Book of Everything at Chancellor State College’s Performing Arts Centre this week (Thursday 29 January to Saturday 31 January).

Dr Nicholas Stevens points at map while five students look on
USC students to experience urban planning in China
22 Jan 2015

A group of USC students is heading to China next week (Friday 30 January) to study modern architecture and planning in densely-populated cities and to work on a cultural heritage project in a historic part of the country’s third largest city, Guanzhou.

Erin McLaren and her grandmother Lorraine drinking a cup of tea
Law degree at USC is definitely Erin’s cup of tea
22 Jan 2015

When Erin McLaren, 17, got up in the middle of the night for a glass of water on 20 December last year and noticed four missed calls from a friend, she was prompted to check her OP score online.

Jesse Highes with a stack of science fiction books
Aspiring author to study science and fiction
22 Jan 2015

The dream of becoming a science fiction writer is now one step closer to reality for Glasshouse Mountains teenager Jesse Hughes who has just enrolled to study at USC.

Natalie Menyweather scratching a miniature horse
Researcher aims to enhance animal-assisted therapy
21 Jan 2015

New research is being conducted at the University of the Sunshine Coast to help improve the delivery of animal-assisted therapy.

Ploy Kittiya at USC pool
Thailand’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ is a USC student
21 Jan 2015

Even though she’s a national sporting hero in Thailand, Patarawadee Kittiya managed to ‘fly’ under the radar for most of her first year at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2014.

Anusha Nayar
Swedish graduate lands tech industry job
20 Jan 2015

A Swedish USC graduate is now working as a brand coordinator for one of Europe's fastest-growing technology companies Fyndiq.

Four USC Gympie students walking together
Still time to apply to study at USC Gympie
16 Jan 2015

The Gympie campus of USC is going from strength to strength, with enrolments expected to exceed 200 students this year.

A group of students on the grounds of USC
Record number receive offers to study at USC
15 Jan 2015

USC is gearing up for its biggest year yet, with a record number of people receiving offers today to begin study here in 2015.

USC nursing science student at patient's bedside
Nursing Science remains most popular degree
15 Jan 2015

The most sought-after study program at USC for 2015 is its Bachelor of Nursing Science.

Anne Robertson, Gillian Hall, Halim Nataprawira, Aryo Wijoseno, Professor Greg Hill and Rebecca Kelly
Travel scholarships boost USC projects in Indonesia
15 Jan 2015

Four USC staff and students have been awarded travel scholarships by Garuda Indonesia Airline to pursue new teaching, research and study projects in Indonesia.

Mark Paddenburg at his desk
Top ten award for USC’s Innovation Centre
14 Jan 2015

The work of USC's Innovation Centre in assisting the startup and growth of new businesses across the region has earned an international award.

A doctor and USC nursing student treating a wound
Wound Solutions Clinic at USC earns award
13 Jan 2015

The Wound Solutions Clinic at USC has received a special industry award for its commitment to compassionate and innovative patient care.

Pillowcase design by Carla McRae
USC graduate designs her dream career
12 Jan 2015

USC graduate Carla McRae is quickly making a name for herself after launching her own graphic design and illustration business, The Paper Beast, in Melbourne.

The cast of The Book of Everything
The Book of Everything will delight everyone
8 Jan 2015

USC drama students will soon present a highly acclaimed children’s play about a kind boy with a wild imagination and some very strange friends.

Cate MacMillan & Matt Paterson
USC team to contest property development final
7 Jan 2015

A USC team has beaten competitors from across the Asia-Pacific to reach the final of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society International Feasibility Competition.

Eight of the 11 Vice-Chancellor's Award recipients for 2014 are, from left, Associate Professor Michael Christie, Dr Sue Simon, Rosanna Natoli, Professor Paul Salmon, Brooke Pilat, Dr Greg Nash, Jillian Stansfield and Associate Professor Deborah Heck
Vice-Chancellor Awards recognise 11 staff
6 Jan 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast staff with expertise ranging from crustacean genetics to business engagement have received Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.