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February 2021

New centre helps visitors discover wonders of K'gari
25 Feb

A new interpretive centre will open on K’gari (Fraser Island) next week to help increase understanding, appreciation and conservation of the world’s largest sand island.

National role for USC Indigenous education leader
23 Feb

A senior USC academic who is focused on increasing higher education participation among Indigenous students has been appointed to a national centre working to help all marginalised and disadvantaged students in Australia.

Orientation USC Sunshine Coast 2021
USC to welcome 5,500 new students during O Week
22 Feb

Hundreds of new USC students from across Australia brought colour and excitement to the Sunshine Coast campus today for the first day of Orientation.

Students to start uni journey with Orientation
22 Feb

USC will hold Orientation Day events at its Fraser Coast and Gympie campuses this week to officially welcome new students to university life.

New USC Biomedical Science student Teagan Osborn
Family illness spurs Teagan to study biomedicine
21 Feb

With an ATAR of 98.70 and diverse interests, Caloundra school-leaver Teagan Osborn had plenty of options open for 2021.

USC Moreton Bay exceeds enrolment expectations
19 Feb

Queensland’s newest university campus – USC Moreton Bay – will soon have 3,000 students enrolled, far more than originally forecast for its second year.

Buzz in the air as foursome begins Medical Science
18 Feb

USC will soon become a hive of study activity for four high-achieving Sunshine Coast school leavers – including one who’ll be juggling two homegrown honey businesses.

Travel agent changes plans to future-proof career
18 Feb

Even before the upheavals caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, Fraser Coast travel agent Jessica Spain was looking for a new, future-proof career after 10 years working in the industry.

Professor Jeanine Young, left, and PhD student Rebecca Shipstone
Disadvantage and adversity behind high sudden infant death rate
17 Feb

Queensland’s first large-scale study of all sudden infant deaths to date has identified key factors contributing to the state’s persistently high annual death rate of babies.

USC Bachelor of Biomedical Science student  Ivy Dugdale
Scholarship helps Ivy dive deep into science
16 Feb

An aspiring young scientist from Gympie plans to use a Biomedical Science degree from USC as a springboard into a career in medicine.

USC Bachelor of Design graduate Jordi Millard.
Creative career choice lets Jordi follow her heart
16 Feb

Head or heart? That was the career choice facing young Gympie artist Jordi Kate Millard until a USC degree helped her to channel her creativity into her own design business.

Koala at Qld Zoo
Koala chlamydia vaccine research features in documentary
16 Feb

USC’s Professor of Microbiology Peter Timms has featured in an ABC TV Catalyst program called “Are We Killing Our Koalas?”.

Emma is keen to embrace a teacher’s life
15 Feb

Inspired by her own school experience, Maryborough’s Emma Cordie is about to embark on a university journey at USC Fraser Coast that will lead to a career as an educator.

Birth trauma a national problem, says USC expert
10 Feb

A USC midwifery expert who has studied the birth trauma experiences of hundreds of women is set to feature in a new documentary.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) Dr Ashwita Venkatesh
USC degree takes doctor from clinic to classroom
9 Feb

A medical doctor and clinical researcher of 10 years who treated children with polio in rural India and Nigeria has become a Sunshine Coast high school teacher, encouraging more teenagers – particularly women – into maths and science professions.

Study finds potential treatment to reduce chronic suicidality
8 Feb

A new study from USC Australia has found that oral doses of ketamine administered in a clinical setting can provide a rapid-acting treatment for chronic suicidality.

Free planning course for Moreton Bay businesses
8 Feb

The success of a six-week planning course in helping small business owners and managers in the Moreton Bay region tackle the challenges and opportunities of a COVID economy has prompted a second series from Thursday 4 March.

Medicine success has Gympie dux feeling great
2 Feb

Victory College senior dux Abigail McAllister says it is a dream come true to be able to start her university journey towards a career as surgeon while still living at home in Gympie.

Investing in local talent pays off for Hervey Bay firm
1 Feb

Hervey Bay’s JR Marketing Group Director Josh Rimmington said he knew the digital marketing agency did not have to look far when recruiting new, skilled talent into the business.