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August 2020

Year 12s escape ATAR stress with early USC offers
31 Aug

There are still four months to go in 2020, but Year 12 student Alyssa Dakin has already accepted an offer to study Occupational Therapy at USC next year.

Top science prize for USC ecologist helping wildlife
27 Aug

A USC scientist renowned for her work with wildlife and detection dogs has been named the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year, one of the state’s top science prizes.

New USC lab to focus on local research with global impact
27 Aug

USC has opened a specialist science laboratory on the Fraser Coast to facilitate pioneering ecological research into local wildlife, including whales, turtles and fish species.

First-year Law students Hannah Bartimote (left) and Breanna Medcalfe
Enrolling in Law a moot point for school leavers
25 Aug

Two 2019 Chancellor State College graduates are living their dream as USC Law students, inspired to study after competing in the University’s moot court.

USC seaweed science to feature in national doco
24 Aug

Seaweed science at USC is set make a splash on screens across the country today, on an ABC documentary that explores positive solutions to climate change.

Free mental wellbeing support for Queenslanders
24 Aug

A free program for Queenslanders wishing to proactively support their mental wellbeing has today commenced through USC’s Thompson Institute.

COVID-19 vaccine trial begins at USC
19 Aug

USC Clinical Trials is bringing COVID-19 vaccine research, previously only available in Australia’s major cities, to the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay.

Professor Bartlett becomes USC’s Vice-Chancellor
17 Aug

Accomplished executive leader and aged care expert Professor Helen Bartlett has commenced work today as USC’s third Vice-Chancellor and President.

USC expands online learning options
17 Aug

New students from Fraser Coast, Gympie and Caboolture will be able to access an extensive range of USC degrees online from next year.

USC Art Gallery Manager Megan Williams
Expanded USC Art Gallery to reopen to public
14 Aug

USC Art Gallery will reopen on Monday 17 August after closing its doors for 10 months to complete a $1.4 million redevelopment.

USC earns five-star ratings in Good Unis Guide
14 Aug

USC has continued to score five-star ratings in key areas of student satisfaction, such as teaching quality and overall experience, in the annual Good Universities Guide.

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill retires
14 Aug

From primary school teacher in his 20s to university leader in his 60s, Professor Greg Hill’s career has been marked by ambition, achievement and accolade.

Student model becomes model student
12 Aug

Volunteering as an amputee model for Prosthetics and Orthotics students practising their new skills was an introduction to USC for accountant David Williams.

Young mums program sets Tabitha on career path
11 Aug

Receiving a USC Nursing Science degree this year was a crowning moment for Tabitha Kidd, whose academic journey involved overcoming many challenges, including having to leave school before finishing senior to support herself.

Hatchlings to put emu ‘gender reveal’ to the test
10 Aug

A new technique that could end the gender guessing game for emu and the endangered Southern Cassowary has been put to the test at USC, with the hatching of 10 fluffy chicks.

Graduate scoops design job at the Museum of Ice Cream
6 Aug

USC Design and Communication graduate Lilli Collingwood sank her teeth into a delectable new career in New York City early last year at the Museum of Ice Cream.

A 23-year-old Red-tailed Tropicbird, believed to the oldest-known breeding individual in the world,  nests on Lady Elliot Island
Oldest Red-tailed Tropicbird found on reef island
5 Aug

USC researchers have found what could be the oldest known breeding individual of one of the world’s most elusive seabirds on Lady Elliot Island, at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

Biomedical Science graduate Kellie Strickland at work in UK
Graduate on cutting edge of respiratory work in UK
4 Aug

Biomedical Science graduate Kellie Strickland had to pinch herself when she landed in England in September last year to take up a respiratory physiologist position at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

USC Nutrition and Dietetics graduates Sarah Hayes (left) and Emma Hayes (right) with business partner Meagan Kellert
Identical twins cater to nutrition needs of Lightning
3 Aug

Identical twin sisters with USC Nutrition and Dietetics degrees are working to boost the power performances of Sunshine Coast Lightning players this season.