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2017

101 days of Summer
4 Dec 2017

There are exactly 101 days between the end of year 12 and the start of USC’s first semester of uni.

On the right path
4 Dec 2017

It’s nearly time for Year 12 results.

ATAR explained
4 Dec 2017

From 2020, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Queensland Year 12s.

Jacaranda tree
Exams? You've got this!
9 Oct 2017

Exams are stressful times for any family.

Mitchell Tilly
Choosing the right degree
6 Oct 2017

When thinking about university degrees, it’s tempting to stick with what you know.

Double degrees
Double degrees, double the opportunities
6 Oct 2017

Choosing a degree is a big decision for any young person.

Jordan Morris
USC celebrates its recent graduates
6 Oct 2017

It was a day for cheers and happy tears as hundreds of parents watched their children step up on stage at USC’s recent Graduation ceremonies.

All the uni basics explained in USC's Q&A video
23 Aug 2017

The transition from secondary school to university will require your child to master some new terms and concepts.

All about scholarships and bursaries
22 Aug 2017

Learning to balance the household budget is one of the first challenges for new university students (and their parents!).

Go Team! It will take a cheer squad to make a graduate
11 Aug 2017

There is a lovely African proverb which says, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.

University Open Days – road maps to the future
26 Jun 2017

When you are thinking about further study, university Open Days can act like road maps and guide you towards your future.

Exciting news! USC plans to launch new Caboolture study location in 2018
23 Jun 2017

We’re pleased to announce that QUT and USC are working toward the transfer of QUT’s Caboolture study location to USC.

How much should your child work while studying full time?
23 Jun 2017

Time management is one of the most important skills your child will pick up at university.

Help your child get their first year at USC off to a great start
22 Jun 2017

Your child’s first year at university is an exciting time, filled with new friends, experiences and opportunities.

Everyone studies at USC
12 Apr 2017

The slight cool in the air heralded graduation season at USC, and this year the graduand was me.

Gap year blues?
10 Apr 2017

After 13 years of schooling, many Year 12 students – and their parents – think taking a gap year to work, travel and play will be the perfect way to recharge before diving in to a degree.

Myths about studying later in life
8 Apr 2017

If you’ve been helping your child research universities and degrees, you may have come across a program you’re interested in.

Online v face-to-face learning
6 Apr 2017

When you’re thinking about university, the first big decision you’ll make is what to study.

My youngest child
17 Feb 2017

My youngest child, the one the family has nicknamed ‘Bubs’, starts at USC in February. And I can’t believe it.

Lizzy, 46, of Sandgate, and her son Sam Joyce, of Fitzgibbon, will graduate in April with their USC degrees.
Family affair: mother and son graduate from USC together
8 Feb 2017

A 46-year-old USC student who is also a mother of seven has shown it’s never too late to achieve your dream of getting a university degree.

Changing directions, changing degrees?
8 Feb 2017

One of the most common questions we hear from new students – and their parents – is “What happens if I choose the wrong degree?”

How to help your child prepare for university
6 Feb 2017

Is your child starting university this semester? These tips will help your new uni student get (and stay) on track.