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July 2021

Future students can ‘Meet USC’ on campus
26 Jul

USC will open the doors to four of its South East Queensland campuses this Sunday, 1 August, for its annual Meet USC events.

Six USC athletes are competing in Tokyo Games
23 Jul

USC will be cheering on its six athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the sports of swimming, marathon swimming, softball and cycling.

USC course to help future-proof small businesses
22 Jul

Small business owners and managers can learn how to future-proof their businesses by taking part in a free short course offered by USC that focuses on developing strategies for sustainability and success.

Games could deliver ongoing benefits for accessibility, says Paralympic athlete
21 Jul

A former Paralympic wheelchair basketballer who helped Brisbane bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is eagerly awaiting news on the decision from Tokyo.

USC law student is a water-skiing sensation
21 Jul

Australia’s new overall women’s open water ski champion Casey Wooderson is powering ahead towards two key goals – representing Australia in future world titles and using her laws studies with USC as a pathway to a career as a Native Title lawyer.

PhD student seeks Indigenous voices hidden in Queensland history
20 Jul

An Indigenous USC PhD student is taking on the complex task of bringing to light the history of Queensland’s First Nations people that has been hidden in state archives in a bid to amplify their voices in historical narratives.

Kaia Parnaby will pitch for the Australian softball team in Tokyo
USC athlete to star in opening event at Tokyo
19 Jul

USC student Kaia Parnaby looks set to play a central role in the first sporting action of the Tokyo Games on Wednesday 21 July as host nation Japan takes on Australia in softball.

USC holds mid-year Orientation for new students
16 Jul

USC is staging a mix of on-campus and online Orientation events next week to help new students across its five campuses from Fraser Coast to Moreton Bay get the right start to their university journey.

New degree helps students plug into music careers
15 Jul

A new USC degree for 2022 aims to amplify the scope and skills of the next generation of music industry artists and professionals across the Sunshine Coast, Australia and the globe.

USC’s Open Day will be open to all online
15 Jul

USC Australia is once again offering a ‘choose your own adventure’-style online event for its annual Open Day on Sunday 18 July.

COVID-19 advice for the USC community
15 Jul

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.

Bird nests hold plastics dangers: USC study
12 Jul

A world-first study by USC researchers of almost 900 Australian bird nest specimens dating back more than 180 years has found an increasing amount of potentially harmful plastics and parasites in nests built over recent decades

Aunty Judi Wickes
NAIDOC Week holds joy, sorrow for Aunty Judi
8 Jul

NAIDOC Week holds great significance each year for Aunty Judi Wickes, a long-term Indigenous Services staff member at USC.

World of fashion to be revealed at free lounge lecture
8 Jul

Find out what it takes to dress rock stars such as Lady Gaga and design clothes for leading fashion houses at a free USC lounge bar lecture in Gympie.

Young Unis ranking highlights USC’s progress
7 Jul

USC Australia’s result in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings for 2021 has highlighted its success in becoming a globally significant, world-class university.

USC experts available to comment on Olympic Games
5 Jul

Academic experts from USC are available to comment on various topics related to the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games - from athlete nutrition to infectious disease management, high performance sport to Paralympic athletes.

New leader for research and innovation at USC
2 Jul

USC Australia has appointed Professor Ross Young as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Dietetics student Abbey Sullivan in North West Qld
Dietetics student takes the roads less travelled
1 Jul

A USC Dietetics student planning a series of work placements across regional Queensland in the next six months has won a $1,500 scholarship to help fund her journey of more than 2,000km.