Parent Lounge 2018
Join us for the 101-Day Gap Year4 Dec 2018
There are exactly 101 days between the last day of school and the first day of USC’s semester.
The impact of cyberbullying4 Dec 2018
Many parents find the unchartered waters of their child’s online world hard to navigate.
Five things I've learned since my children finished high school4 Dec 2018
It has been over ten years since my first student finished high school and there have been three other students finish since.
USC celebrates the festive season with Solar Nights3 Dec 2018
As part of our ongoing commitment to our communities, USC is proud to present Solar Nights — an ethereal, interactive light trail for the whole community to enjoy.
Setting an example for my child5 Oct 2018
It’s been quite a journey for Vanessa Watson to enter her chosen career, one that started seven years ago with USC’s Tertiary Preparation Pathway program.
My child has applied for uni, what's next?5 Oct 2018
Many Year 12 students have already clicked ‘submit’ on their Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) application.
Many paths, same destination4 Oct 2018
University is not just for those who have gained an OP, or even finished Year 12.
Getting a Headstart25 Sep 2018
Some senior students just can’t wait to start university.
The changing field of paramedicine20 Aug 2018
Did you know that the landscape of studying and working in the field of paramedic science is changing? It is estimated that job opportunities for paramedics and ambulance officers will increase by 11 percent by 2020.
Getting an early and guaranteed offer to university20 Aug 2018
It can be a nervous wait for parents and Year 12 students in the lead up to offers being made to university places for next year.
The new work reality20 Aug 2018
Students today are embarking on a brave new world of work We explain how USC is helping future proof employment outcomes for its students and what support parents can provide to assist the process.
USC celebrates National Science Week with Dr Karl19 Aug 2018
USC recently hosted one of Australia's most popular science commentators, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM as part of National Science Week celebrations.
University Open Days – open doors19 Jun 2018
University Open Days do just what they say – the ‘doors’ of the university are flung open so you can explore what’s inside and discover a study path just right for you or your student.
How to travel without taking a gap year18 Jun 2018
Travelling and experiencing a different place and culture can be a great learning experience for any young person, however it doesn’t necessarily have to stop your child from starting university.
USC Celebrates its 20,000th graduate20 Apr 2018
During April, 1,700 students graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast across 12 ceremonies.
Meet our first Medical Science students16 Apr 2018
This year, we welcomed the first students into our new Medical Science degree – an exciting new program giving school leavers in our region a pathway to study medicine.
How best to help your child when they go to uni16 Apr 2018
As a parent, you play an important role in helping your child make their first year at uni successful.
How to make the most out of career events16 Apr 2018
As Term 2 gets underway, you and your high school student will likely be attending SET planning evenings, career expos or university open days.
Common questions asked by parents16 Apr 2018
USC Parent, Dr Janet Lee, covers some of the common questions she gets asked by other parents including whether to take a gap year and what students should choose to study.
Help! What to do if your child is not happy with their choice of degree20 Feb 2018
Your child may have your child has enrolled in a degree, bought their textbooks and headed off to their first classes.
Give your child a Headstart20 Feb 2018
Some senior students just can't wait to start university.
What does support look like at uni?20 Feb 2018
Compared to the familiar world of high school, it's natural for university to seem a bit daunting.
Planning for success20 Feb 2018
As a parent, how do you help your student develop successful study habits? Here's some suggestions.