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April 2018

Seven years on, son wins same medal as mum
30 Apr 2018

A USC graduate from Palmwoods who completed his degree with a near perfect GPA of 6.94 believes his study success has something to do with inheriting his mother’s work ethic.

USC to congratulate Commonwealth Games athletes
30 Apr 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast will stage a welcome home ceremony tomorrow (Tuesday 1 May) for its 17 athletes who competed at the recent Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Animal Ecology graduate looks at the big picture
26 Apr 2018

A talented wildlife photographer is on her way to becoming the next Sir David Attenborough after completing a degree through the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC researchers relish Heart Week theme
26 Apr 2018

Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are hoping this year’s National Heart Week starting Sunday 29 April will encourage people to step up their physical activity and get behind some local cardiovascular health studies.

USC Nursing Science graduate Corinne Sypher
Joy of childbirth inspires graduate midwife
24 Apr 2018

New USC Midwifery graduate Corinne Sypher knew she wanted to specialise in caring for mothers and newborns the moment she witnessed the birth of her nephew.

Show of support for Nepalese nursing graduates
24 Apr 2018

There was a bright flash of Nepalese culture on show when USC Nursing Science students Diwas Bhandari and Namrata Baskota graduated recently.

Researchers aim to virtually recreate top-secret WWII air base
24 Apr 2018

A team of researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast is visiting Charleville this week to unearth information about a top-secret United States Air Force base that was considered the last line of defence for Australia against the Japanese in World War II.

USC study builds teacher’s confidence
23 Apr 2018

One of the newest teachers in Wodonga, Victoria, says studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast helped her beat her shyness and pursue a career at the front of the classroom.

Sean O'Boyle
USC hosts free jazz-packed lunch session
19 Apr 2018

One of Australia’s most loved composers is tuning up for a free lunchtime concert in USC’s Art Gallery with a talented guitarist who has shared the stage with some music legends.

Koalas’ chlamydia woes compounded by virus
19 Apr 2018

Scientists from the University of the Sunshine Coast have discovered that a koala virus is putting the cuddly creatures at greater risk of chlamydia.

USC scholarship keeps basketballer in the game
19 Apr 2018

One of Australia’s top wheelchair basketballers has received a prestigious USC scholarship that is assisting her to achieve her goals – both on court and in her study.

USC cancer expert to feature on kids’ TV show
18 Apr 2018

A Sunshine Coast skin cancer expert will feature on TV for a kids’ science show next week.

Elite coach to help USC graduates go for gold
17 Apr 2018

Whether it’s the sports field, the classroom or the boardroom, the formula to success is the same, according to netball supercoach Noeline Taurua, who will address USC Fraser Coast’s inaugural graduation ceremony on Thursday.

First Education graduates for USC Gympie
17 Apr 2018

USC Gympie is celebrating another major milestone with the graduation of its first Primary Education students.

USC academic joins Greenland research expedition
17 Apr 2018

A USC academic who specialises in glacial research has been invited to join an international exploration team that is assessing the effects of climate change on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

USC athletes finish Games with 12 medals
16 Apr 2018

After incredible performances at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, our USC athletes have come away with 12 medals altogether.

USC students celebrate their graduation
Watch USC’s graduation ceremonies online
13 Apr 2018

A total of 1,700 students have graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast this week at 11 ceremonies held from 11-13 April.

First pack of wildlife graduates for USC
13 Apr 2018

An Animal Ecology degree that has seen USC students tracking sun bears in Cambodia and kangaroos on campus has graduated its first students this week.

First Criminology and Justice cohort set to graduate
12 Apr 2018

The first full cohort of students to graduate from USC’s Bachelor of Criminology and Justice will have their moment in the spotlight at 9am on Friday 13 April.

First Performing Arts cohort to cross the stage
12 Apr 2018

The first cohort of students from USC‘s Master of Performing Arts is set to graduate with a solid grounding in the art of sustaining a long-term artistic career.

USC academic lays down the law with PhD
12 Apr 2018

A police officer-turned academic has become the first person to complete a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law through the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Law School.

Love of numbers brings double honours for Bronte
11 Apr 2018

Gympie’s Bronte Newcombe has been named USC’s top graduating Accounting student and has gained one of its highest academic honours – a University Medal.

Volunteer treasurer earns USC fellowship
11 Apr 2018

A qualified accountant who helped bring transparency and confidence to more than 56,000 charities and not-for-profit organisations across Australia will be honoured by USC this week.

Marriage equality campaigner’s work recognised
10 Apr 2018

A University of the Sunshine Coast student who campaigned strongly for marriage equality and other social justice issues has earned USC’s highest award for graduating students.

Dietitian earns USC medal for promoting Indigenous health
9 Apr 2018

A USC Nutrition and Dietetics student who has contributed to the health of Indigenous Australians will be awarded USC’s highest honour for a graduating student this week.

Talented Moreton Bay students gain USC scholarships
6 Apr 2018

Three students from Moreton Bay are starting their studies at USC on a high note, after receiving Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships worth $9,000 each.

USC to honour legal advisor for charitable service
6 Apr 2018

A Queensland legal expert and chair of the Children’s Hospital Foundation will soon be named an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Honorary doctorates for top philanthropists
5 Apr 2018

A Maroochydore couple who were named the 2017 Queensland Higher Education Philanthropists of the Year will soon become Honorary Doctors of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Scholarship boost for promising events planner
4 Apr 2018

A USC business student who is playing a key role in organising Cancer Council Queensland’s upcoming Sunshine Coast Relay For Life at the University has become the first recipient of a new scholarship for students specialising in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management.

USC has plenty to cheer about during Games
3 Apr 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast will be cheering on 17 of its athletes when the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games begin this week.

Honorary doctorate for former USC Chancellor
3 Apr 2018

A Catholic priest who served more than a decade as Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast will soon become an Honorary Doctor of the University.

Milestone graduation event for USC Fraser Coast
3 Apr 2018

History will be made this month when USC stages its first Fraser Coast graduation ceremony.

USC to honour local sports foundation founder
29 Mar 2018

A Paralympic swimming champion who established the Sporting Dreams charitable foundation to financially assist young athletes with a disability will soon become an Honorary Senior Fellow of USC.