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Seaweed quadruples fish immunity, study finds
29 Apr 2021

USC scientists have found they can quadruple the immune response of farmed fish by adding powdered seaweed to their diet.

Late starter at uni earns medal for excellence
27 Apr 2021

‘Anything is possible’ is the inspiring message a Fraser Coast mother-of-five shared in an address to graduating USC students at a recent ceremony at Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre.

Ceremony to celebrate Fraser Coast graduates
22 Apr 2021

USC will stage its largest ever Fraser Coast graduation ceremony this Friday ( to celebrate the academic achievements of students who have completed degrees over the past two years.

Ex-soldier takes new path towards seaweed science
21 Apr 2021

Working as an analytical chemist is a world away from the war zones of Afghanistan for former Australian Army infantryman David Heyne who received USC’s highest academic honour when he graduated earlier this month.

USC tops Queensland for global impact rankings
21 Apr 2021

USC Australia’s considerable efforts to achieve a more sustainable future for all have been recognised in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings of universities across the world.

Design graduate Murray Richards at work
Degree helps elite hockey coach switch career path
20 Apr 2021

An ex-Australian field hockey champion who returned to South East Queensland after 15 years at the top of the sport in Belgium has graduated from a USC degree into a new design career.

Aiming high nets perfect grades for Uni Medallist
19 Apr 2021

A USC student who set himself a target of achieving the highest possible results when he started a second degree after eight years of international travel and working in banking, has been rewarded with a University Medal.

USC Bachelor of Game Design student Will Averillo
Will taps into power of gaming for career inspiration
19 Apr 2021

Gympie gaming enthusiast Will Averillo is so impressed by the power and artistry of computer games that he’s taken his pursuit of a career in the rapidly growing game design industry to the next level.

Graduate applies psychology of crime to new role
16 Apr 2021

New USC graduate Tayla Dangerfield is applying her in-depth understanding of the psychology behind criminal behaviour to her role as a case manager at Queensland Corrective Services.

Chef finds the perfect recipe for career change
16 Apr 2021

Six USC Gympie students have been awarded a special scholarship to support their transition to an undergraduate degree.

USC students help get Thunder rolling in 2021
15 Apr 2021

USC student athletes look set to play a big part in the fortunes this year of USC Thunder, which has teams competing in both the HART Sapphire and Ruby Netball Series.

USC Clinical Trials melanoma research
Clinical trial of new melanoma treatment
13 Apr 2021

USC Clinical Trials will soon begin a clinical trial of an investigational medication to treat stage III or IV melanoma in patients who have not previously been treated with PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors.

Callum Parsons
USC has home games for first rounds of UBL
12 Apr 2021

USC will begin its national University Basketball League (UBL) campaign this week with home games against La Trobe University on Tuesday 13 April and the University of Sydney on Wednesday 14 April.

Honorary Doctor John Marsden and Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Bartlett
‘Tomorrow’ series author becomes a Doctor
10 Apr 2021

A multi-million bestselling author and renowned school principal who ditched tertiary study several times before finding his passion for educating and entertaining young people has celebrated receiving his first honorary award from a university.

Laraine Hill, Greg Hill, Noela Burton receive their honorary awards
Former Vice-Chancellor awarded top USC honour
9 Apr 2021

After guiding USC to extraordinary success over 15 years, former Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill AO has a permanent link to the University he embraced as part of the family.

Marine species fleeing equator, study confirms
6 Apr 2021

With tropical fish and other marine creatures already shifting south along Australia’s east coast, a new global study involving a USC ecology researcher has confirmed a drop in species numbers in the warming waters near the equator.

USC graduates celebrate after their graduation ceremony
USC to stage 20 graduation ceremonies
5 Apr 2021

USC will stage 20 graduation ceremonies this week to celebrate the academic achievements of students who have completed degrees over the past two years.

Bright prospects for Rubie and her graduate family
5 Apr 2021

USC’s week of graduation ceremonies from 6 April will be a quadruple celebration for new Maroochydore State High School teacher and double USC graduate Rubie Orman.

University transforms life of Chancellor’s medallist
5 Apr 2021

From interning at the Australian Embassy in Japan to graduating with near perfect results, Raymart Walker says his experience at USC has gone beyond all expectations.