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January 2018

Artist Mieke van den Berg, Information and Communications Technology student Michael Lin Liu and USC Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications Technology Dr Mark Utting
USC phone app creates magical mural experience
31 Jan 2018

An interactive app that can bring murals and art installations to life has been created in a collaboration between USC and a Sunshine Coast-based artist.

Lecturer in Sports Studies at USC Fraser Coast Dave Robinson
Researcher sizes up state of play in school rugby
30 Jan 2018

Rugby union’s governing bodies need to tackle a perception the sport is mainly a game for large private schools in metropolitan areas if they want to revive its flagging popularity, according to a USC Sports academic.

Graduate to attend prestigious boot camp for entrepreneurs
30 Jan 2018

USC graduate Raphael McGowan will join some of the world’s top young entrepreneurs in a prestigious boot camp before the launch of his first sun care product.

UN visit stokes passion for sustainable tourism
25 Jan 2018

Snap-happy tourists are missing the opportunity to have a richer and more culturally-sensitive experience, says Georgia McGregor after attending a global conference on sustainable tourism.

India Russell has accepted a USC offer to study Biomedical Science
USC clears pathway to medicine for new student
25 Jan 2018

After a soul-shaping trip to Cambodia in 2017, India Russell decided she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others through medicine.

USC academic helps baby boomers to blog
25 Jan 2018

A USC academic has been helping students aged over 50 launch into the blogosphere with websites about topics that range from genetically modified food to gothic horror fiction.

New USC Fraser Coast Nursing Science student Lauren Bosley
Lauren has plans to be a model student
24 Jan 2018

Hervey Bay OP2 student and national beauty pageant finalist Lauren Bosley is taking steps to achieve a childhood dream of working in health by enrolling in Nursing Science at USC.

Research sheds light on mite causing wombat mange
24 Jan 2018

Genetic research led by USC has scratched below the surface to find the potential origins of sarcoptic mange, a disease in wombats that is highly infectious between animals and deadly if untreated.

There’s a new New Year’s resolution in town
23 Jan 2018

For those whose New Year’s resolutions are already falling by the wayside, a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast suggests a shift in focus could help.

Mark and Akhil
'Superhero’ doctors inspire USC’s first medical science students from Moreton Bay
23 Jan 2018

Life-changing encounters with doctors have inspired two high-achieving students from Moreton Bay to sign up for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Bachelor of Medical Science.

Academic wins award for fad-free food blog
18 Jan 2018

A USC academic who is working to bust myths around nutrition and food fads has won a national award for her witty, no-nonsense healthy eating blog.

USC graduate Gareth Francis has joined father Shaun Francis as a teacher James Nash High School
Teaching is a family affair for USC graduate
18 Jan 2018

James Nash State High School at Gympie has a father and son team on staff with new USC Education graduate Gareth Francis returning to his former school this week as a teacher.

Twins Jemma and Haley Coyne are among the first cohort of Nursing Science students to graduate from USC Fraser Coast
Sisters among Fraser Coast’s first nursing graduates
18 Jan 2018

Two sisters from a set of Maryborough triplets will soon work together as graduate nurses after successfully completing USC’s Nursing Science degree.

USC makes first offers for Medical Science degree
17 Jan 2018

Five Sunshine Coast OP1 students are among those to receive offers to be part of the first cohort of Medical Science students at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill
More than 4,000 receive offers to study at USC
16 Jan 2018

A record number of people have received offers to begin degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Semester 1 this year.

Free Gympie course to build university confidence
12 Jan 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast wants Gympie residents to feel confident about university, and is offering a free course this January to help.

USC Caboolture campus
USC arrives at Caboolture campus
12 Jan 2018

USC has officially arrived in the Moreton Bay Region, moving into the university campus previously run by QUT on Tallon Street, Caboolture.

Free Caboolture course to build university confidence
12 Jan 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast wants Caboolture residents to feel confident about university, and is offering a free course this January to inspire students to take steps towards new study options.

Bullets fired up for wheelchair basketball showdown
11 Jan 2018

The Brisbane Bullets will need to aim high if they are going to beat a team of basketballers from the University of the Sunshine Coast in a ‘friendly’ match-up at Caloundra.

Info events to highlight study options for 2018
11 Jan 2018

Special information events will be held at USC on Thursday 18 January to help potential students weigh up their study options.

Scholarships introduced for high-performing athletes
11 Jan 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast is giving high-achieving student athletes a new sporting chance in the form of five SportSmart Scholarships.

USC Occupational Therapy graduate Lauren Pratt
Timely advice sends graduate on new career path
10 Jan 2018

USC Honours graduate Lauren Pratt has returned to Bundaberg to work as an occupational therapist, inspired by timely advice from another USC graduate from her home city.

USC Creative Writing graduate Tash Turgoose
Graduate gains book deal with debut novel
9 Jan 2018

A USC Creative Writing graduate has secured a publishing deal for an illustrated story about two war-torn lovers that she created as a university assignment.

USC graduates have been rated highly by employers in a national survey
USC graduates ranked highly by employers
8 Jan 2018

A new report by the Federal Government shows that USC is one of the top universities in Australia in terms of providing graduates with the skills that employers need.

USC Senior Research Fellow Dr Bridie Scott-Parker
USC to research hazard perception of senior drivers
3 Jan 2018

Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are about to begin a new study into the situation awareness and hazard perception of experienced drivers aged 60 years and over.

USC students Jenna Perry, Emma Williams, Tracy Hardy and Daniel Chilly at the IAHA Health Fusion Team Challenge
Social Work student wins national health challenge
2 Jan 2018

It was a double celebration for USC student Daniel Chilly after winning a prestigious national health challenge and being elected as a representative of Australia’s peak body for Indigenous allied health professionals and students.