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January 2019

High achievers just what the doctor ordered for USC’s Bachelor of Medical Science
31 Jan 2019

Roi McGuinness will fulfil a lifelong dream to study medicine as one of only 20 school leavers Australia-wide to gain a place in the Bachelor of Medical Science offered at USC for the second year.

High-achievers sign up for science degrees at USC
29 Jan 2019

Two high-achieving graduates of Burnside State High School are pursuing their passions for science at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC celebrates Australia Day Honours recipients
27 Jan 2019

Four people associated with USC have been recognised with national awards for community-minded dedication that has delivered huge boosts to health, conservation and the visual arts.

Narangba student enrols in Psychology
25 Jan 2019

A Narangba student and keen photographer has enrolled in Psychology at USC to pursue her goal of working in art therapy.

Researchers focus on new approaches to business
24 Jan 2019

Novel approaches to building business in the Moreton Bay region have attracted the attention of Business researchers from USC.

Academic helps children embrace need for speed
23 Jan 2019

A USC Sports academic has put health and physical education (HPE) teachers through their paces at an international conference to encourage them to rethink the way they teach sprinting and speed skills.

Zorro on the Coast to learn owl detection skills
22 Jan 2019

A nine-month-old puppy called Zorro has been flown in from Tasmania to the University of the Sunshine Coast this week to learn the art of finding owl vomit.

More seaweed on menu as snacks drive consumption
21 Jan 2019

Australians are eating more seaweed, and a study from the University of the Sunshine Coast has found that crackers and sushi are slowly turning the tide.

Study offers up 2.6 percent at USC in 2019
16 Jan 2019

The University of the Sunshine Coast has continued its solid growth to make 4,640 offers of study for Semester 1 2019, up 2.6 percent on last year.

Diploma student Carolyn O’Donnell with USC adviser Liz Davison at a recent University Skills for Community course at USC’s Fraser Coast campus
Diploma to help Carolyn kickstart late career change
15 Jan 2019

Twenty years after deciding not to finish university, Maryborough’s Carolyn O’Donnell says the time is finally right to gain tertiary qualifications and chase a career in environmental science.

Cricket job puts graduate on top of the world
15 Jan 2019

USC Sport and Exercise Science graduate Nathan Dodd is aiming high after a short-term stint as the first international coach in Nepal’s T20 cricket league.

Survey to shed light on Noosa surfing scene
14 Jan 2019

Noosa’s renowned surfing scene is the focus of new research at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with students hitting the beaches to survey surfers from near and far.

USC in top table for employer satisfaction
11 Jan 2019

The University of Sunshine Coast has placed equal fifth for “overall satisfaction” in a national employer satisfaction survey of 41 universities nationwide.

Free course to build skills and aspirations in Caboolture
10 Jan 2019

A free USC course will offer Caboolture adults the chance to start 2019 by upgrading their academic skills, exploring pathways to higher education and mapping out new career plans.

Free USC course helps build skills and aspirations
10 Jan 2019

A free USC course will offer Sunshine Coast adults the chance to start 2019 by upgrading their academic skills, exploring pathways to higher education and mapping out new career plans.

USC medallist shines light for kids’ future
9 Jan 2019

USC graduate Sam Willcocks has a message to share in her first children’s book Annie Ant’s Awareness that she hopes will give children a brighter future and a better world.

Perfect conditions for bluebottle influx
8 Jan 2019

A “perfect storm” of conditions has caused a bumper bluebottle season at Queensland’s swimming beaches, a University of the Sunshine Coast graduate research ecologist says.

Research into how worker morale, engagement and feeling safe are linked
8 Jan 2019

A USC Business academic is about to begin research with a local civil engineering firm to investigate links between worker morale, employee engagement and feeling safe at work.