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June 2016

The finals of the women’s futsal final at the 2014 NUGs held at USC.
Spartans captains lead 160-strong USC team
30 Jun 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast students Angela Johnson and Yoel Jogiono have their eyes on the prize as they lead the USC Spartans into battle for the Northern Unigames from 3-7 July.

USC Professor Brendan Burkett
Local research has global impact
30 Jun 2016

A free public seminar will showcase how research by the University of the Sunshine Coast is helping local, national and international athletes along the road to the Olympics and other elite level sport.

USC Senior Research Fellow Dr David Lacey
Seminar on perils of cybercrime
30 Jun 2016

A world leader in identity and cyber security will provide important tips on ways to prevent and respond to cybercrime at a free public seminar at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 12 July.

USC Gympie student MiaRose Bennett at her final USC Spartans basketball training session before the Northern Unigames.
USC Gympie student shooting for Games glory
30 Jun 2016

Gympie basketballer MiaRose Bennett will be aiming for gold and a chance for her team to qualify for a national tournament when she represents the University of the Sunshine Coast at the 2016 Northern Unigames next week (3-7 July).

Nicholas Hansen at a USC Game Jam.
USC gathers gamers for 48-hour Game Jam
29 Jun 2016

It will be game on for creative types from around the Sunshine Coast when the University of the Sunshine Coast holds the region’s largest ever Game Jam from July 6 to 8.

USC Drama students Tiana Buckley (left) and Annie Sterling.
New USC drama group to stage experimental works
28 Jun 2016

Original, experimental theatrical works are to be staged at the University of the Sunshine Coast following the launch of a new student drama association.

University of the Sunshine Coast science graduate Jono Hooper.
Frogs find fervent friend in USC graduate
27 Jun 2016

A fascination for frogs has turned into both a career and an environmental crusade for University of the Sunshine Coast science graduate Jono Hooper.

David Green’s work “congregation of species-swarm”.
Dreamy exhibition of ink drawings to open at USC
24 Jun 2016

A stunning exhibition of large-scale drawings by Buderim artist David Green will open at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 7 July at 6.30pm.

USC lecturer Dr Gabriel Conroy (far right) and Butchulla elder Ian Wheeler (4th from left) with volunteers on a research trip to Fraser Island.
Science and tradition combine in island studies
24 Jun 2016

An Indigenous elder will add a unique perspective to the University of the Sunshine Coast’s scientific studies of the rare sand formations and ecosystems of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island (K’gari).

Leilani Clarke of Hervey Bay will take to the field as part of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first team at the Indigenous Unigames.
Fraser Coast students compete for USC at Indigenous Unigames
23 Jun 2016

Leilani Clarke of Hervey Bay will take to the field as part of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first team at the Indigenous Unigames in Brisbane next week (26-30 June).

Professor Mark Porter chatting with Ben Bulger about Engineering.
Mid-year entry open at USC
23 Jun 2016

Sunshine Coast residents wanting to begin tertiary study this year can apply for mid-year entry in a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Award puts young Gympie men on path to uni
23 Jun 2016

A pilot program has been created by the University of the Sunshine Coast to inspire and assist young men in the Gympie region to take steps towards higher education.

Immanuel Lutheran College students chatting with USC researchers at the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute.
USC encourages girls to consider science careers
22 Jun 2016

Four female high school students are this week experiencing what it is like to work as scientists at the University of the Sunshine Coast as part of a special program called ‘Growing Tall Poppies’.

USC students Leilani Clarke and Robert Denyer are getting ready to compete at the Indigenous Unigames.
USC fields first Indigenous Unigames team
22 Jun 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast will send its first team of student athletes to the Indigenous Unigames, to be held in Brisbane next week (26-30 June).

University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Chloe Grabs of Nambour who has made a name for herself at the World University Archery Championships.
USC archer is Australia’s best at World Uni Games
21 Jun 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate is on target to become one of Australia’s top archers following a strong performance at the recent World University Archery Championships in Mongolia’s capital city Ulaanbaatar.

Hayden Baker of Hervey Bay
Start studying sooner at USC Fraser Coast
21 Jun 2016

Fraser Coast residents who are keen to begin their higher education journey this year can apply for mid-year entry at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Bachelor of Business (Marketing) graduate Mira El Kott Helander, 24, who has gained employment as a marketing and coordination assistant for Massey Online Management.
Swedish graduate gains medal and marketing role
20 Jun 2016

A former Swedish backpacker is using her University of the Sunshine Coast degree to boost Australia’s tourism industry through her work at a business based at USC’s Innovation Centre at Sippy Downs.

USC graduates  Jaidyn Lorensen, Kitrina Smedes and Katherine Sellick outside Gympie Hospital.
Job success for Gympie’s first nursing graduates
16 Jun 2016

Starting new jobs together at Gympie Hospital is not the only special connection shared by three graduate nurses from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Psychology Honours student Jessica Doak
USC survey seeks insights into terrorism fears
16 Jun 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast study is seeking to determine what psychological factors intensify or reduce people’s fear of terrorism.

USC Lecturer in Nursing Dr Julie Hanson handling medications in a USC Nursing Laboratory on campus at Sippy Downs.
Study of at-home medication errors gains grant
15 Jun 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast-led research team has won a $20,000 USC/Wishlist Collaborative Research Grant to try to reduce the number of older adults being admitted to hospital after making mistakes when taking their medications at home.

University of the Sunshine Coast graduate, Lachlan Haycock of Nambour, who is now undertaking Honours research in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
University medallist takes up study in Indonesia
15 Jun 2016

High-flying University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Lachlan Haycock of Nambour has taken his passion for Indonesian culture to the next level by undertaking Honours research in Yogyakarta in central Java.

University of the Sunshine Coast Science student Isabelle Russell, 22.
Science student earns 50,000 Euro scholarship
14 Jun 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast Science student is packing her bags for Europe after receiving a 50,000 Euro ($AUD76,000) scholarship to study in a competitive international Masters program.

Rocila Awiti, USC student Samantha Willcocks and Zilper Opapo.
Kenyan officials make connections at USC
13 Jun 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast staff and students had the chance to exchange ideas and cultural insights with Kenyan government officials who made a special visit to USC recently.

PhD candidate Colin Gavagan, a third dan black belt in Uechi-Ryu Karate.
Karate kicks put to the test in USC research
9 Jun 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher with a black belt in karate has leapt from the dojo to a biomechanics lab for a new research project into martial arts techniques.

Bribie Island State High School students Brydon Crouch and Eloise Bullard conducting chemical analysis of honey under the watchful eye of USC scientist Daniel Meloncelli.
USC labs abuzz as students sample honey research
9 Jun 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s laboratories were a hive of activity recently when 60 high school students tried out cutting-edge techniques for the chemical analysis of honey.

USC graduate Anthea Woodburn receives her degree from USC Chancellor John Dobson at her graduation ceremony last year.
New mental health care model inspires graduate
8 Jun 2016

A  University of the Sunshine Coast graduate is helping to provide a new concept of care for people dealing with mental health issues in Canberra.

USC PhD student Nikoleta Ntalamagka inspecting a pearl oyster shell.
Oyster researcher backs pearler of a project
8 Jun 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast oyster researcher is hoping to use aquaculture to improve the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest areas.

USC Master of Psychology (Clinical) students Jessica Godfrey and Maddie Stoddart
Worry Busters support group available to public
7 Jun 2016

Adults who are persistently anxious can now seek help through a ‘Worry Busters’ support group offered by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Occupational therapist and USC graduate Claire Maike at her workplace in Melbourne.
Horseriding and swimming all in a day’s work for OT
7 Jun 2016

Occupational therapist Claire Maike has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of students with an intellectual disability since she graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast two years ago.

USC students Jacob Templeton and Matthew Bousson
Rio athlete awarded bursary by fellow student
7 Jun 2016

A strength and conditioning coach inspired by his Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast has awarded his own $1,000 bursary to help another USC student follow a similar passion.

USC academic Dr Bridie Scott-Parker
USC pre-driving research targets 15-year-olds
6 Jun 2016

A new University of the Sunshine Coast study will examine how parents start preparing their 15-year-olds for driving, and how they follow through on this instruction when children get their learner’s licences at 16.

University of the Sunshine Coast Sportsperson of the Year Kyle Bridgwood
USC student selected for Rio paracycling team
6 Jun 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast Sportsperson of the Year Kyle Bridgwood has booked his place on the Rio Paralympics paracycling team.

Buderim student receives $32,000 scholarship
2 Jun 2016

A Buderim student with a talent for mathematics and an interest in engineering has received a $32,000 Thompson Excellence Scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Mapleton student awarded excellence scholarship
2 Jun 2016

A high-achieving maths student from Mapleton who has decided to swap calculus for creative writing and algebra for advertising has received a $32,000 Thompson Excellence Scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Biomedical science student wins major scholarship
2 Jun 2016

A Woombye teenager’s first-year Biomedical Science studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast have received a $32,000 boost after she was awarded a Thompson Excellence Scholarship.

Nominate an outstanding USC graduate
2 Jun 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast is seeking nominations from across the community for its annual Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards.

University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill.
USC holds meeting for school principals
1 Jun 2016

Raising the aspirations of school children on the Fraser Coast will be one of the topics covered at a special meeting of the region’s education leaders tomorrow (Thursday 2 June).

Amanda Norton and Rebecca McClure celebrating their recent graduation.
Best friends in science win University Medals
1 Jun 2016

Two friends who met in an alternative entry program to the University of the Sunshine Coast five years ago and studied the same degree have graduated at the top of the class, gaining University Medals for their grade point averages of more than 6.8 out of a perfect 7.

Boys engage in rough play
Academic calls for some rough play at school
1 Jun 2016

Schools that allow rough play could improve the way young boys learn and behave in classrooms, according to a University of Sunshine Coast academic.