Free suicide awareness training available30 Apr
USC’s Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Sunshine Coast will offer free online training to help community members stay alert to the signs of known precursors to suicide, as many people struggle with additional life pressures due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The vines are drying: USC scientist delivers warning30 Apr
Following Australia’s recent bushfire crisis, a USC scientist working to preserve forests has warned that vines that once protected vegetation from fire may now be drying into fuel.
Mikaela speeds through USC science degree29 Apr
A former senior dux of Maryborough’s Riverside Christian College is fast-tracking her way to a career in the rapidly evolving field of molecular microbiology.
Sounds of nature to soothe lockdown disconnect29 Apr
A USC researcher who uses the sounds of nature to monitor the environment and boost people’s wellbeing is collaborating on an ambitious 24-hour global radio and web broadcast to follow sunrise around the Earth this weekend.
Photography students capture unfolding crisis28 Apr
USC photography students have found themselves documenting the evolution of a global health crisis first-hand, digging deep to create content while in confinement.
Bush to beach for Fairfax scholar24 Apr
From the dry heat of Chinchilla to the humid conditions of the Sunshine Coast, Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarship recipient Nikita Densley says she’s loving her recent sea change to study a double degree at USC.
Radish fertiliser project earns top student award23 Apr
A second-year USC Environmental Science student has won a statewide award for a project that found introducing a type of algae to fertilised soil could boost the growth of radishes.
MBA provides career boost for Pretorius21 Apr
Gaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at USC while seeking admission to practise law in Queensland could prove a game-changer for Werner Pretorius of Buderim.
USC leads research on pandemic panic buying21 Apr
USC psychology lecturers have launched a national research project investigating the behaviours that have led people to panic buy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kindness crusade in the face of trying times20 Apr
Nate L’Estrange says his involvement in student groups and the critical thinking skills he gained in lectures at USC have equipped him for his career path as an entrepreneur – and to help others in the middle of a pandemic.
USC students to connect with older people during isolation16 Apr
Isolated older people facing visitor restrictions during the global pandemic are being invited to book a weekly chat with friendly USC Counselling students.
USC experts available to comment on COVID-19 and related topics10 Apr
USC has a number of experts available to speak on COVID-19 and related topics.
Student dietitians offer free consults via Zoom9 Apr
Telehealth technology is allowing final-year Nutrition and Dietetics students at USC to offer free consultations to clients in the comfort of their own homes.
USC appoints new Dean to lead graduate research7 Apr
A world-leader in human movement and motor neuroscience research has been appointed as the Dean of Graduate Research at USC Australia.
Tradesman picks up new tools for university study6 Apr
A Narangba apprentice carpenter who had applied to study at USC received the acceptance text while he was on the job – at the University’s new Moreton Bay campus.
Four top students share $96,000 in scholarships3 Apr
A teenager from Brisbane’s southside who has just joined her older brother in USC’s Medical Science degree is one of four new students to receive this year’s Thompson Excellence Scholarships.
Shark researcher brings expertise to USC1 Apr
A USC marine biologist researching shark ecology along Australia’s east coast plans to expand her focus to address a gap in knowledge of shark movements and behaviours in the Wide Bay region.