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November 2018

USC graduate Claudia Oberholzer of Dalby
Claudia’s artistic flair inspires creative career
29 Nov 2018

New USC graduate Claudia Oberholzer of Dalby has turned a keen eye for design into a career and is using her creativity to promote a home-town business to international markets.

USC to host national quidditch championship
29 Nov 2018

Quidditch players from across the muggle community have been summoned to the grounds of USC to determine who will be awarded the coveted Australian National Quidditch Champions trophy on the weekend of 8-9 December.

USC teams win national Govhack awards
29 Nov 2018

Two teams of USC Engineering students have earned national 2018 GovHack awards after developing projects that respectively assist people in finding free exercise facilities and develop better industry-based project opportunities for Honours students.

Start-up boost for Indigenous small business ideas
28 Nov 2018

Indigenous people aspiring to own and operate their own small business can apply to be part of a landmark franchise project launched by USC’s Business School.

USC Fraser Coast Business student Myles Kreis representing Australia at the 2018 Forum of East Asia-Latin America Cooperation Youth Summit in Seoul.
Myles lines up an exciting global future
28 Nov 2018

From representing Australia at an international summit to conducting global market research into nanotechnology, it has been a whirlwind year for USC Fraser Coast student Myles Kreis.

New research network marks milestone for USC
28 Nov 2018

A new network has formed to support the growing number of people embarking on research careers at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

An artist's impression of the planned extension of the USC Stadium
Stadium redevelopment will be a game changer
27 Nov 2018

USC Stadium will soon welcome larger crowds than ever before, with work starting on a new-look sporting and community facility.

Surf therapy lesson for mental health delegates
26 Nov 2018

Mental health experts from Australia and New Zealand will have the chance to trial surf therapy ahead of a national conference on the Sunshine Coast.

Top student now a teacher-in-training
22 Nov 2018

If her future high school students need study tips, preservice teacher Emma White of Noosaville is the right person to give advice on academic success.

Exploration raises new career ideas for Year 5s
22 Nov 2018

While tossing up between becoming a teacher, doctor or firefighter, local Year 5 students were inspired to consider new career paths when they visited the Explore Pathways Expo at USC’s Sunshine Coast campus.

Green-eyed monster could be good for business
21 Nov 2018

Encouraging envy between consumers could boost your business, according to a USC researcher shedding new light on how it drives consumer behaviour.

Students win paramedic poster contest
21 Nov 2018

A team of Paramedic Science students has won a state-wide award for a scientific poster that illustrates how to recognise and treat the deadly condition sepsis.

USC’s award-winning game the ‘serious Sim City’
20 Nov 2018

Forget the fantasy of Sim City, a digital game that is teaching students at the University of the Sunshine Coast how to realistically design cities has won a top State award.

Creative sparks to fly at USC Colloquium
19 Nov 2018

Some of Australia’s leading creative minds will gather at USC this week for a lively forum on why creativity and the humanities matter in a rapidly-changing world.

USC Fraser Coast Honours student Samantha Kay
USC study puts focus on beauty Instagrammers
15 Nov 2018

USC study has found that consumers are more likely to distrust a brand on social media if they know an influencer has been paid to promote it.

USC in venture to strengthen Chinese connections
15 Nov 2018

A USC Education researcher is spearheading an international project to advance collaboration and engagement between Australia and China.

Mother from Russia aces degree
14 Nov 2018

A Russian-born mother has come a long way since settling in Australia in 2004, graduating recently with near-perfect results.

New ‘surfonomics’ subject set to make waves
14 Nov 2018

Students will have the opportunity to study the science of surfing, including wave characteristics and tourism benefits, in a new geography subject being offered at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Paramedic advocate is Adjunct Associate Professor
13 Nov 2018

A Sunshine Coast policy consultant at the forefront of a major campaign to introduce national registration for paramedics has been appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at USC.

USC graduate wins prestigious literary award
13 Nov 2018

USC creative writing graduate Dr Melanie Myers was presented with the prestigious Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer at the recent Queensland Literary Awards ceremony in Brisbane.

USC welcomes regional universities funding package
12 Nov 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast has welcomed a $134.8 million regional universities funding package announced by Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan.

Board paddling flagged as new inclusive sport
12 Nov 2018

Board paddling could soon become a popular sport for those with spinal cord injuries and disabilities on the Sunshine Coast thanks to the efforts of three USC Occupational Therapy students.

USC’s sport scholarships to grow in 2019
9 Nov 2018

USC is offering an increased number of sport scholarships in 2019 to support talented athletes who want to combine sport and tertiary study.

All invited to USC’s serious games showcase
8 Nov 2018

Games that provide insights into the local Aboriginal Dreamtime, what it’s like to be a UN peacekeeper, and the nitty-gritty of cleaning up our sewers will be on display at USC’s annual Serious Games Showcase on Thursday 15 November.

Early starts the key to graduate’s success
8 Nov 2018

Studying in the early mornings has paid off for University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Joshua Bareham who earned himself a near-perfect academic score.

Ecologist with camera ready for Galapagos trip
7 Nov 2018

Photographer Kate Berry will be collecting more than just pictures when she heads to the Galapagos Islands on a research trip this month.

Student STEM camp a science success
6 Nov 2018

Dozens of students from across the North Coast Education Region have tried their hand at virtual reality, prosthetics, drones, bioscience, seaweed science and more at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Internship adds up to work for Accounting student
5 Nov 2018

Accounting student Racquel Rand has secured work with the local office of an international accounting firm even before completing her degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

School students conduct animal ecology investigations in USC Fraser Coast’s science labs as part of Explore Expo.
Young students fast forward to future jobs
2 Nov 2018

More than 250 Year 5 school students from Hervey Bay and Maryborough discovered a future filled with exciting career possibilities at USC’s Fraser Coast campus today

Nancy works to help others find employment
2 Nov 2018

Nancy Sanday of North Lakes has landed work helping others gain employment after completing a Bachelor of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Lungs and trees: USC research gains $600,000
2 Nov 2018

Research into lung disease and tree biosecurity has been boosted by two 2018 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships awarded to USC academics.

USC Master of International Business student Brady McGregor
Study opens up a world of possibilities for Brady
1 Nov 2018

A future in the competitive world of global marketing is on the cards for Gympie’s Brady McGregor who has been accepted into USC’s Master of International Business program.

Talk to tackle species extinction in Australia
1 Nov 2018

How the biodiversity crisis is impacting Australia differently to the rest of the world will be the focus of a free public lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 13 November

Future begins now at Design students’ exhibition
1 Nov 2018

Graduating USC Design students will showcase their work in a stunning future-focused exhibition that will open at the USC Art Gallery at 6.15pm on Friday 9 November.

USC's Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 is USC Spartans swimmer Jake Packard
Gold medallist is USC’s top sportsperson for 2018
1 Nov 2018

Animal Ecology student Jake Packard has been named USC’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 after strong performances at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships this year.