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October 2015

Social Work student Blake Ison at the USC campus.
USC Social Work student inspired to help
29 Oct 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast student who has been blind since birth is planning to use his Social Work degree to become an advocate for people with disabilities.

USC Professor of Disruptive Technologies Stuart Smith.
Disruptive technologies expert talks sport
29 Oct 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast disruptive technologies expert will explain how digital games can get people active in a special public lecture on Friday 6 November at 6pm.

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) student Leanne Francia at the USC campus.
Research shows impact of post-separation conflict
29 Oct 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology research project has given a voice to the children of separated parents.

The Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Students to highlight sacred sites
28 Oct 2015

The importance of the Glass House Mountains to Indigenous people will be highlighted by University of the Sunshine Coast students at an awareness event tomorrow, Thursday 29 October.

USC graduate Dr Jen Mullaney 2)	at the paperbark trees planted into different pavement designs on the Sippy Downs campus perimeter.
Dundee scientist is first engineering PhD
27 Oct 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s first PhD graduate in Engineering is working as an environmental scientist with a leading local consultancy to improve the sustainability of urban developments across the region.

Petrie graduate Sandra Briigman. Photo taken by Silver Rose Photography.
Petrie graduate mixes Arts and Science
26 Oct 2015

Petrie resident Sandy Briigman has graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a combined degree in Arts and Science.

Third-year Paramedic students Cassie Luck, Laura Bitcon and Fran Watt with their second-place trophy from the Ferno Simulation Challenge.
Students impress at Paramedics comp
26 Oct 2015

Paramedic Science students from the University of the Sunshine Coast showed they were a force to be reckoned with at an international emergency simulation competition in Melbourne recently.

Woodford graduate Rebecca Reynolds.
Woodford graduate eyes business career
23 Oct 2015

Woodford resident Rebecca Reynolds has graduated with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in International Business, from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Jessica Bozoky in the scenestr office.
Journalism graduate steps onto arts scene
22 Oct 2015

Recent University of the Sunshine Coast Journalism graduate Jessica Bozoky is now rubbing shoulders with local and international art, theatre and music identities.

A photo from last year’s #[Trending] exhibition of a portfolio by USC student Felicia St John.
Absolutely fabulous designs to go on show
22 Oct 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast advanced-level Design students will showcase their digital design and commercial graphic portfolios in a new exhibition, Absolut Edition., opening at USC’s Art Gallery at 6.30pm on Friday 6 November.

An image from Frackman showing activist Dayne Pratzky talking to police.
USC hosts ‘Frackman’ doco night
22 Oct 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast will host a screening of an award-winning documentary on the coal seam gas industry on Friday 30 October.

Erin Willis of SUNY Fredonia (front right) with USC students Caroline Fielding, Mathew Unwin, Anne-Maree Nagy, Emily O’Brien and Tiffany Gray.
Student teachers prepare for US
20 Oct 2015

A group of six USC Education students will get a taste of American small town life when they undertake their final practical teaching placements through the State University of New York later this month.

Mitchell Broom slicing through the defence in USC's 13-0 win over the University of Wollongong.
Touch team wins gold at Uni Games
19 Oct 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s mixed touch team scored an impressive 66 tries in just seven matches on its way to winning gold at the recent Australian University Games on the Gold Coast.

Author Paul Collins, who is visiting USC.
Sci-fi author to give tips to USC writers
19 Oct 2015

Aspiring creative writers at the University of the Sunshine Coast will gain the latest industry information during a visit by renowned fantasy and science fiction author and publisher Paul Collins on Tuesday 20 October and Wednesday 21 October.

A USC staff member chats to prospective students.
USC to hold Fraser Coast info nights
19 Oct 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast will hold two free public information nights next week to outline its plans to begin offering study opportunities at Hervey Bay from next year.

Dr Lauren Kearney, a University of the Sunshine Coast researcher and Nambour Hospital midwife.
Researchers start Wishlist grant projects
15 Oct 2015

A midwife who is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast has won a $20,000 Wishlist Research Grant to lead a project investigating the rising rates of haemorrhage in mothers immediately after childbirth.

University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Laura Adams.
Counselling graduate gains research role
15 Oct 2015

Clinical research might not seem like the most people-centred discipline, but University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Laura Adams credits the skills she learned studying a Master of Counselling with helping her to secure a position in the field.

Emily Rigby with Nuffield Scholarship representatives Tania Chapman and Andrew Johnson.
Global farm research for graduate
14 Oct 2015

Sporting a stunning purple dress with a floral design, University of the Sunshine Coast Environmental Science graduate Emily Rigby certainly stood out from the other primary producers who received prestigious Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships in Albury, NSW, recently.

USC graduate Emily Lane-Chen pictured at her graduation on October 1.
Morayfield resident graduates double degree
14 Oct 2015

Morayfield resident Emily Lane-Chen has graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a combined degree in Arts and Business.

USC Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics Dr Mark Sayers.
Sporty new degree at Fraser Coast
14 Oct 2015

Sport fanatics on the Fraser Coast have the opportunity to turn their passion into a career with the University of the Sunshine Coast introducing a Bachelor of Sports Studies from 2016.

PhD student Rafael Upcroft testing out the virtual reality bicycle simulator.
Researchers ride through virtual reality
13 Oct 2015

Cycling enthusiasts who attend the annual Ride to USC Day breakfast on Wednesday 14 October will be able to go for a spin through virtual reality, thanks to a group of USC researchers.

Three members of the CEDRiC (Care coordination through Emergency Department, Residential aged care and primary health Collaboration) team are Dr Marc Broadbent, Kaye Coates and Professor Marianne Wallis.
USC a national finalist in nursing awards
13 Oct 2015

An innovative health project led by the University of the Sunshine Coast is one of three national finalists in its category of the 2015 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

Alexandra Martin at her Graduation Ceremony at USC’s Sippy Downs campus on October 1.
Kangaroo Point graduate in media career
13 Oct 2015

Kangaroo Point resident Alexandra Martin has landed a creative role in the competitive news media industry after completing a degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Biomedical Science PhD student Karina Hamilton.
Research identifies Aussie bee potential
12 Oct 2015

A sticky substance produced by native Australian bees has been identified as having a unique chemical profile that could hold the key to a medical breakthrough in how wounds are treated, according to new research at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Forestry conference at USC.
Academics stand for future of forests
9 Oct 2015

More than 115 delegates from 23 countries across Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, Africa and North and South America will attend an international forestry conference hosted by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers from Sunday 11 October to Thursday 15 October.

USC Ecology students on a recent field trip to Noosa National Park.
USC field trip reveals wildlife of Noosa
9 Oct 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast students have helped uncover a snake species in Noosa National Park previously not recorded in the area.

PhD student Jennie Chandler in the USC laboratories.
New findings in lobster sex change research
8 Oct 2015

A PhD student from the University of the Sunshine Coast is filling vital gaps in knowledge about the sexual development of an Australian lobster species at risk of over-harvesting.

University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student Tom Wegener with children in PNG.
Surfboard study shapes up in PNG
8 Oct 2015

The Australian surfboard manufacturing industry could learn a lot from the efforts of elders in Papua New Guinea who are working to reverse the disintegration of their local surfboard industry, according to renowned surfboard shaper and University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student Tom Wegener.

USC PhD researcher Ameh James conducting testing in the laboratory.
Student developing test for deadly diseases
8 Oct 2015

A new test being developed by a University of the Sunshine Coast researcher could dramatically reduce the time taken to diagnose some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

USC graduate Rowan Newell pictured at his graduation ceremony on October 1.
Murrumba Downs graduate develops design career
8 Oct 2015

Murrumba Downs resident Rowan Newell is embarking on an exciting career in digital design after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast this month with a Bachelor of Computer-Based Design.

USC graduate Kymberly Pearce pictured at his graduation ceremony on October 1.
Gympie graduate gains financial planning role
8 Oct 2015

Kymberly Pearce of Gympie has just graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning.

USC graduate Ben McLellan pictured at his graduation ceremony on October 1.
Clayfield graduate eyes paramedic study
8 Oct 2015

Ben McLellan of Clayfield is gravitating towards a career in the emergency services after recently completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Bachelor of Nutrition students Tyrone Huckstepp and Rebecca Johansson are running a hands-on, healthy eating workshop
Students to lead community nutrition workshop
7 Oct 2015

Two University of the Sunshine Coast Nutrition students will soon help Chancellor State College families slice, dice and sizzle their way to healthier eating habits.

USC Engineering student Scott Roy accepting his award at the AWA Queensland’s gala award night.
Stormwater seal sees Engineering student top the state
6 Oct 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast student’s ground-breaking flood mitigation project has earned him a competitive state-wide water industry award.

The FRANK About Art Twilight Markets held earlier this year.
New art world at twilight exhibition
6 Oct 2015

Audiences can get interactive with art at a special twilight exhibition at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery from Tuesday 6 October to Thursday 8 October.

New prize provides legal experience
6 Oct 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast Law School will award its first student prize at a scholarship ceremony on Wednesday 7 October.