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May 2018

Scientist involved in NASA-backed project to minimise fisheries bycatch
31 May 2018

A USC scientist has helped develop a program aimed at minimising fisheries bycatch and conserving endangered and vulnerable marine life.

Gympie's Vanessa Tyson from Gympie is presented with a University Medal from Chancellor Sir Angus Houston at her USC graduation
Top academic honour for graduate Gympie nurse
31 May 2018

After careers as a pathology scientist, chemical analyst and teacher aide, Gympie’s Vanessa Tyson knew she found a winning combination with a USC degree that mixed her love of health and people.

Serious game developers claim national awards
31 May 2018

Representatives of USC’s Serious Games discipline have beaten teams of full-time game developers to feature among the winners at Australia’s biggest independent games awards.

USC scientist involved in NASA-backed project to minimise fisheries bycatch
31 May 2018

A University of the Sunshine Coast scientist has helped develop a program aimed at minimising fisheries bycatch and conserving endangered and vulnerable marine life.

Brooke begins career as hospital theatre nurse
30 May 2018

Former dental assistant Brooke Lewry of Bald Hills, north Brisbane, has landed an exciting role as a theatre nurse at a major Brisbane hospital.

Giant ‘water battery’ and solar planned for USC
29 May 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast is unveiling plans for a giant “water battery” run by solar panels in a bid to become carbon neutral by 2025.

Aaron’s engineering work will help save lives
28 May 2018

Recent USC graduate Aaron Fysh of Burpengary is now working on projects that will help save lives on our roads.

USC Animal Ecology Lecturer Dr Kathy Townsend conducts an autopsy on the dead sea turtle
Plastic bag ban at heart of marine debris study
28 May 2018

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers will track the impact of Queensland’s upcoming ban on plastic bags by monitoring the marine debris found inside dead sea life in waters off the Fraser Coast.

USC keen to hear about exceptional graduates
24 May 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast is calling for nominations for its annual Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards, with entries closing on 2 July.

A heart for health drives fast-tracked degree
24 May 2018

Keely Hughes has her heart set on becoming a doctor so she’s beating down every obstacle to get there.

The Australian Voices to hit the right notes at USC
24 May 2018

The USC Art Gallery will soon host a concert by an acclaimed group of world-class singers as part of a move to showcase musical talent to the Sunshine Coast community.

Students to hear Fatality Free Friday message
24 May 2018

USC road safety expert Dr Bridie Scott-Parker will share ways to reduce road risks with students at Glenview State School tomorrow for Fatality Free Friday.

US students eager to see nursing training facilities
23 May 2018

Inspecting state-of-the-art nursing simulation facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast is high on the agenda for a visiting group from a university in the US.

Local research boosted by Rotary funds
22 May 2018

Sunshine Coast studies into the psychology of cancer survival, mental health and a devastating fish disease will be boosted by 2018 Rotary Postgraduate Scholarships.

Marine scientists bait up for surf zone fish project
21 May 2018

USC marine researchers are undertaking the first comprehensive study of fish species along the Sunshine Coast’s surf beaches.

USC rated as top for student satisfaction in Queensland
21 May 2018

Students have again rated the University of the Sunshine Coast the best public university in Queensland for overall quality of educational experience.

Galapagos Island  ground finch
Research project could lead to evolution re-think
21 May 2018

USC researcher is working to shed new light on the role animal culture plays in the evolution of new species.

USC's Caboolture campus will hold a gala awards ceremony for a film and a business competition
USC Caboolture calls for lights, camera, action
21 May 2018

USC Caboolture is preparing to roll out the red carpet for a gala awards night to celebrate the efforts of students from local high schools in its first film and business contests.

Build university skills with free USC course
21 May 2018

USC is offering a free two-day course to inspire people to take their first steps towards new study and career pathways.

Lake Boomanjin, Fraser Island
Symposium to put focus on World Heritage icon
18 May 2018

As K’gari-Fraser Island marks 25 years of UNESCO World Heritage status, a symposium will be held to share knowledge and enhance understanding of its unique universal values.

USC graduate dietitian Hayley Parker
Farm life plants seeds for career in nutrition
18 May 2018

USC graduate dietitian Hayley Parker is using the lessons learnt from life on a farm at St George in western Queensland to nurture her clients to embrace healthy lifestyles.

Using ancient tales to share climate adaptation message
17 May 2018

A USC researcher using ancient stories to make climate change relevant to Australian and Pacific Island communities has been honoured for his contributions to geography.

USC graduate Bethany Williams-Holthouse
Perfect planning puts Bethany back in Bundaberg
17 May 2018

A university internship at Bundaberg Regional Council has evolved into a job as one of the city’s strategic planners for new USC graduate Bethany Williams-Holthouse.

USC researchers rounding up detection dogs
17 May 2018

USC researchers are calling for “canine scientists” to volunteer for a special project aimed at charting the ideal characteristics for detection dogs.

Rainbow theme as USC celebrates diversity
16 May 2018

USC’s Fraser Coast campus will take on the colours of the rainbow for one day this week in a bright show of support for sexual and gender diversity.

Ebola test kit from USC could halt latest outbreak
16 May 2018

A PhD researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast is developing a 30-minute Ebola test that could help contain an outbreak ravaging the Congo.

USC graduate gets social with new business
16 May 2018

An entrepreneurial USC graduate from the Moreton Bay Region has set her career in full swing by launching her own social media business when she was still a student.

AFL fan pursues sporting management career
16 May 2018

Aussie rules fan Mitchell Purvis of Eaton’s Hill is keen to fly high after recently graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Business (Management).

USC Sunshine Coast celebrates diversity
16 May 2018

Students and staff will gather tomorrow in a show of support for sexual and gender diversity on USC campuses to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

USC Environmental Health Science graduate Rachael Beltrame
Rachael takes aim at environmental hazards
15 May 2018

A USC graduate from Gympie is planning a career in helping prevent illnesses caused by harmful exposure to environmental hazards.

USC Primary Education graduate Kirsty Wright
Graduate aims to be a champion for children
15 May 2018

New teaching graduate Kirsty Wright says switching from personal training to helping shape young minds is the best move she has ever made.

Passion for Sunshine Coast leads to dream job
14 May 2018

Growing up in Norway, Sara Ismar always dreamed of studying on the Sunshine Coast – and now she has taken that a step further by securing her dream job here.

Ambulance life calls to former travel writer
11 May 2018

A former jet-setting Sydney travel writer has graduated with a perfect score and a fulfilling new job as a Sunshine Coast paramedic.

USC graduate courted by big legal firm
10 May 2018

By the time Zac Smithers graduated from the USC Law School last month, he had already been offered a job thanks to the extensive practical experience he had gained during his degree.

‘Anywhere’ festival for Coast’s outdoor audience
9 May 2018

Pop-up poetry, performance and a blindfolded exploration of the senses are among the Anywhere Theatre Festival’s Sunshine Coast events, coordinated by two USC graduates.

Climate change experts to author global report
9 May 2018

Three University of the Sunshine Coast researchers have been selected as global authors of a report that will inform every government in the world on climate change.

USC graduate enjoys healthy career outlook
9 May 2018

Adding a degree in Computer-Based Design to her existing qualification in Communication has made USC graduate Sharon Young an in-demand employee in her job at a new Morayfield health clinic.

Business grad lands marketing role in western Sydney
9 May 2018

A double business major from the University of the Sunshine Coast has helped land Mohammad Reza Eghbal a job in marketing.

USC student enjoys global adventures
4 May 2018

In the space of his student life at USC, Raymart Walker has been to a global conference in Las Vegas, used equipment that resembles “alien technology” in Italy and is now studying in Hokkaido, Japan.

USC Gympie students Erryn Goldsworthy, Seraphina Paton and Ky Bennett.
Scholarships help students pursue study dreams
4 May 2018

Four Gympie women are embracing the transformational power of education and the opportunity to attend university in their hometown to pursue longed-desired careers.

USC Fraser Coast Bachelor of Primary Education Student Mathew Wenzel
Swim instructor changes lanes for teaching career
4 May 2018

Not everyone takes the same path to university – just ask 44-year-old USC Education student and aquatic centre instructor and lifeguard Mathew Wenzel.

Bold and brassy tunes for USC lunchtime concert
3 May 2018

Four brass bands are included in the line-up for USC’s next Lunchtime Concert on Thursday 10 May from noon to 1pm.

Sleep science makes a night owl of Gabrielle
3 May 2018

Gabrielle Schaffer never studied past 10pm, but she now has a job that keeps her up all night.

Strong start for Shantelle in OT career
3 May 2018

Shantelle Edwards of Deception Bay has graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Occupation Therapy (Honours).

University holds Indigenous leadership camp
3 May 2018

USC has held an innovative Indigenous leadership camp aimed at inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to set their career aspirations high.

Toowoomba graduate teacher heads to Dysart
3 May 2018

Learning essential classroom skills has helped a Toowoomba graduate become a physical education and science teacher at Dysart State High School.

USC graduate’s marketing career on track
2 May 2018

A USC graduate’s career has shifted into high gear after landing an engaging role with a company that teaches motorcycle riders advanced road and track skills.

Academic urges action on negative online comments
2 May 2018

Social media platforms need to take greater responsibility for combating antisocial comments, according to a new book by USC Senior Lecturer in Journalism Dr Renee Barnes.

Health Minister opens USC’s mind and neuroscience centre
2 May 2018

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has officially opened the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute at Birtinya.

Aussie farmers must prepare for robotic future, says USC academic
1 May 2018

Australian farmers are not prepared for a rapidly approaching robotic future, says USC information systems expert Associate Professor Don Kerr.

USC Executive Master of Business Administration graduate Matt Collins
Coffee chats create podcast success for graduate
1 May 2018

South Burnett radio talk show host and international podcast presenter Matt Collins knows the potent power of challenging and inspiring conversations.

USC Creative Industries graduate Hudson Meads of Gympie
Gympie graduate channels creativity into career
1 May 2018

USC graduate Hudson Meads of Gympie has turned a childhood fascination with drawing cartoons and making short films into a career in photography, film-making and design.