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October 2020

Holidays could be answer to COVID blues: research
21 Oct

It seems one of the best things to do if feeling stressed and unhappy during the global pandemic is take a COVID-safe holiday, according to the findings of new USC research.

Graduate Matthew McCurdy at Warwick State High School
USC sets wheels in motion for bike shop manager’s new career
20 Oct

Matthew McCurdy, 35, has made a career change to teach science and maths at Warwick State High School after recently graduating from USC and earning a University Medal for his excellent grade point average of 6.88 out of 7.

Graduates adapt new careers to deal with COVID-19 changes
19 Oct

Two recent USC graduates who are helping to stage the Fraser Coast’s latest marketing campaigns and events decided to get creative when COVID-19 restrictions changed their new roles almost overnight

Business leader is 2020 Outstanding Alumnus
16 Oct

A business leader whose collaboration skills brought about success for a large group of companies in Papua New Guinea while also tackling the widespread community issue of domestic violence has been named USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2020.

COVID-19 advice for the USC community
16 Oct

To keep the USC community up to date with COVID-19 information, this page will feature details about new developments that relate to the university.

Engineering students to contest Bronto-crane challenge
15 Oct

University of the Sunshine Coast students have drawn inspiration from the prehistoric-themed cartoon, The Flintstones, to showcase their potential as future mechanical engineers.

Poisoned by plastics? Turtle study seeks answers
15 Oct

A world-first USC study will examine if toxic chemicals from ingested microplastics could be harming Australia’s marine turtles.

USC social media class trends at Aus/NZ awards
14 Oct

The likes and positive comments are flowing for USC’s Social Media degree program after it gained high recognition at the 2020 Australian and New Zealand Social Media Marketing Awards.

Kids to ‘assess’ proposed coastal erosion solutions
13 Oct

The science behind the likely battering facing Queensland’s beaches this summer might be beyond your average six-year-old, but a USC academic wants to ensure proposed solutions to coastal erosion are not.

COVID-19 and mental health: Researchers to share insights in free public webinar
9 Oct

Mental health experts from USC will share some of their latest research on staying well during COVID-19 in a free online seminar next week.

USC Chancellor's Medallist Myles Kreis
Fraser Coast graduate gains Chancellor’s Medal
8 Oct

Completing international internships, gaining Australia’s most prestigious global study scholarship and taking on a host of leadership roles were some of the unexpected benefits of a remarkable education journey for USC Fraser Coast graduate Myles Kreis.

Internship leads stylist to creative career change
6 Oct

A University Medal from USC and a marketing career found in her home town of Gympie have completed a stunning transformation for former hairstylist Tiffany Stevenson.

Endangered macadamia has high bushfire survival rate
1 Oct

USC-led research in Bulburin National Park, between Bundaberg and Gladstone, has recorded 83 percent survival of the wild population of an endangered native macadamia nut plant, following the 2019-20 summer bushfires.