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September 2015

Corinna Bürgin-Maunder will receive the Chancellor's Medal at USC's graduation ceremony on Thursday 1 October
Health researcher to receive Chancellor’s Medal
30 Sep 2015

A German backpacker who fell in love with Australia and studied at USC for eight years will graduate on Thursday 1 October with her third degree – a PhD – and USC’s top student award, the Chancellor’s Medal.

Hundreds of students will cross the stage at USC's graduation ceremonies on 1 October
Motivational speakers to address graduations
30 Sep 2015

Two motivational speakers who have pursued dreams of sporting glory and adventure – while helping others along the way – are set to inspire hundreds of graduating students at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 1 October.

Justice Margaret McMurdo with Law students Jessica Popple and Michael Jefferies.
Justice McMurdo opens USC’s moot court
29 Sep 2015

President of the Queensland Court of Appeal Justice Margaret McMurdo opened a purpose-built moot court on campus last week in front of members of the Sunshine Coast legal community, USC staff and Law students.

USC Professor of Creative Advertising Rod McCulloch.
USC paper awarded at New York conference
28 Sep 2015

A senior University of the Sunshine Coast academic has been recognised internationally for his research into how work-integrated learning (WIL) techniques, such as internships and study tours abroad, can help boost the career prospects of tertiary graduates.

Bill Hauritz, Executive Director of the Queensland Folk Federation.
USC to award Folk Festival leader
24 Sep 2015

The man who for more than 30 years has led a team of staff and volunteers to deliver one of the world’s biggest folk festivals will become an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC's Outstanding Alumnus awardees for 2015.
Awards go to outstanding graduates
23 Sep 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast will celebrate the achievements of three remarkable graduates – Debbie Platz, Dr Chris Walker and Bill Darby – at its annual Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards tomorrow night (Thursday 24 September).

Amazing Oils CFO Uma Harold (left) and CEO Lee Harold (right) chat with USC student Aurelyn White about her ideas for their business.
Students amaze as business advisors
23 Sep 2015

Small businesses rarely have dozens of strategic advisors on hand, but the directors of Buderim company, Amazing Oils, recently received an array of business development suggestions from 79 University of the Sunshine Coast students who were all eager to help secure the firm’s future growth.

The University of the Sunshine Coast's innovative $37.2 million Engineering Learning Hub, which is to be officially opened soon.
USC to unveil $37m high-tech building
23 Sep 2015

A $37.2 million purpose-built facility packed with world-class technology to transform student learning and staff teaching at the University of the Sunshine Coast will be officially opened on Friday 25 September.

USC Law students using the Moot Court.
Justice McMurdo to deliver Law Oration
22 Sep 2015

The President of Queensland’s Court of Appeal, The Honourable Justice Margaret McMurdo AC, will deliver the University of the Sunshine Coast’s inaugural Law Oration tomorrow (Wednesday 23 September).

USC students swimming with a humpback whale off Tonga.
Students swim with whales in Tonga
22 Sep 2015

An ex-Billabong surfer with a passion for sustainable tourism and a Young Australian of the Year finalist dedicated to humanitarian causes have enjoyed the study trip of a lifetime with the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC's OLT citation winners for 2015
Academics among Australia's best teachers
21 Sep 2015

Five University of the Sunshine Coast experts in nursing, Indigenous studies, entrepreneurship, education leadership and town planning have won prestigious national awards for their outstanding contributions to the quality of student learning.

Athletes participating in a USC fun run.
Choose your adventure in sporty degree
17 Sep 2015

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

Professor Tim Prenzler.
Criminology double degrees on offer
17 Sep 2015

The study of Criminology has just become even more interesting, with the University of the Sunshine Coast launching a new range of double degrees in this discipline.

USC Professor of Sustainability Tim Smith.
USC research to be shown at Royal Society
16 Sep 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers will follow in the footsteps of scientific giants during a presentation at the world’s oldest academic society today (Wednesday 16 September).

The VasoActive Research team, left to right: Maria Perissiou (Greece), Timo Klein (Germany), Dr Chris Askew (Australia), Mark Windsor (England), Annelise Meneses (Brazil), Dr Tom Bailey (England) and Meegan Walker (Canada).
Research team marches to a global beat
16 Sep 2015

A research team at the University of the Sunshine Coast that is investigating new therapies for vascular disease is starting to resemble the United Nations.

New Varangian Guard members Kris Demijanow and Justin Raethel re-enacting a Viking battle.
Vikings to clash at teaching showcase
15 Sep 2015

A dramatic re-enactment of a clash between two medieval Vikings will bring history to life for students and staff at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Learning and Teaching Week next week.

USC student Lacey Landesmann landed a job at Hilton Brisbane.
USC Tourism student lands five-star dream job
14 Sep 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast student has been snapped up by one of the world’s most prestigious hotel chains, even before receiving her degree.

USC staff take a look at the University's Visualisation Lab.
USC celebrates teaching innovations
14 Sep 2015

Whether it’s immersing design and paramedic science students in virtual realities, using Facebook to engage creative writers or simplifying biological psychology through water balloon displays, the University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating the many innovative ways it encourages learning.

US expert to encourage ‘Strategic Doing’
11 Sep 2015

An internationally recognised expert in regional economics and collaboration will visit the University of the Sunshine Coast next week (September 14-18).

Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Geoff Lovell.
Lecture to help handle game day pressure
10 Sep 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast sports psychologist will share techniques on how athletes can psych themselves up for major sporting events.

USC Lecturer in Serious Games Stuart Smith in the lab.
Game-changing degree to begin in 2016
10 Sep 2015

Get ready to go up a level as the University of the Sunshine Coast offers Australia’s first Bachelor of Serious Games in 2016.

Professor Paul Southgate speaking toTanzanian farmers about cultured pearl farming.
USC researchers to share aquaculture insights
10 Sep 2015

The opportunities that aquaculture could bring to coastal communities across the Pacific islands will be highlighted at a free public lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 16 September.

USC Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn.
Research details ancient memories
9 Sep 2015

Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia’s coastline dating back more than 7,000 years.

Indigenous flags.
USC launches new Health Science majors
9 Sep 2015

Two new Bachelor of Health Science majors at the University of the Sunshine Coast will open up a range of exciting career pathways for graduates in the health sector.

A bean bag lounge from a previous USC event that was held to encourage students to stress less.
USC to stage special event for R U OK? Day
9 Sep 2015

The positive impact that face-to-face conversations can have on mental health will be highlighted when the University of the Sunshine Coast celebrates R U OK? Day tomorrow (Thursday 10 September).

USC Creative Industries student Tremayne Gordon on campus.
USC student in national theatre program
9 Sep 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast Creative Industries student has been accepted into the prestigious National Studio playwriting program run by the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP).

Primary Education student and program participant Sharon Latimer.
USC collaboration boosts literacy levels
8 Sep 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast collaboration with The Smith Family is giving Bachelor of Education students’ hands-on teaching experiences and helping boost local literacy levels.

USC Outstanding Alumnus for 2015 Chief Superintendent Debbie Platz.
Police, science and business leaders awarded
8 Sep 2015

A police chief superintendent who won a scholarship to Cambridge University, a senior environmental scientist focused on sustainable urban design and a business entrepreneur renowned for his tourism leadership have won the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Outstanding Alumni Awards for 2015.

Artwork by Sunshine Coast printmaker Judith Rosenberg.
Metaphysical Fishing and The Magi on show
8 Sep 2015

Exhibitions celebrating the art of printmaking and mixed media painted works using old documents will open at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 17 September at 6.30pm.

USC midwifery graduate Helen Egan assessing a pregnant woman at Caboolture Hospital
Babies and books in new USC degrees
7 Sep 2015

Two new postgraduate degrees will be offered by the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2016 – one focused on creative writing and the other on creating quality care for new mothers and their babies.

Senior Scientist award winner Emily Korrum.
Young scientists impress at awards
7 Sep 2015

Experiments on matters ranging from dog biscuits to gamma rays were on show at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s 2015 Science Research Awards recently.

Gympie State High School Year 12 student Chaise Mallet.
Gympie students have Headstart opportunities
4 Sep 2015

High school students in the Gympie area who are keen to start their tertiary studies early are invited to a special information session at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Gympie campus on Tuesday 8 September from 5.30-6.30pm.

Siena Catholic College Year 12 Student Dana Larkin, who is currently studying a subject in Italian language at USC.
High school students get Headstart at USC
3 Sep 2015

High school students who are champing at the bit to get into their university studies ahead of time are encouraged to attend a special information session at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 9 September from 6pm.

The University of the Sunshine Coast's innovative $37.2 million Engineering Learning Hub, which is to be officially opened soon.
Science the focus for ministerial visits
2 Sep 2015

Science will be high on the agenda at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Thursday 3 September) when the University hosts both the Australian and Queensland Science Ministers at two separate events.

USC students undertaking practical experience on Fraser Island.
New degree gets teachers outdoors
2 Sep 2015

Aspiring physical education teachers with a passion for the outdoors can now pursue their career path in a brand new double degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC student Ashley Porter receiving the Most Outstanding Journalism Student award from Steve Gardner of Media Super.
USC Journalism student wins industry gong
1 Sep 2015

With still nine weeks to go until her Bachelor of Journalism is completed, University of the Sunshine Coast student Ashley Porter has already proved she’s got what it takes to succeed in the gritty world of journalism.