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2019

3, 2, 1... into the future
11 Dec 2019

Some pretty important numbers are about to hit the streets, and their arrival has been hotly anticipated.

Teen passengers can learn how to avoid crashes
11 Dec 2019

As thousands of school students begin school holidays this weekend, USC has launched a world-first project to teach young passengers road safety over the Summer break.

The 101 Day Gap Year has begun
The 101 Day Gap Year
11 Dec 2019

Did you know there are 101 days between the last day of Year 12 and the first day of university? When used productively, these 101 days can be an opportunity for students to relax, open themselves up to new experiences, become part of their wider community and to prepare for the year ahead – possibly without the need to take a gap year.

Career Profiler: A Peak into Paramedicine
11 Dec 2019

A Wilderness First Aid course was the beginning of a rewarding career for USC graduate, Amy Chilman.

Dr Mike Nagel presenting at the Rewiring the Teenage Mind event
Supporting teens' technology use
25 Oct 2019

While many young people are aware of issues associated with excessive smartphone use, they can still be reluctant to put them down, says a USC leading expert in brain development Dr Mike Nagel.

Don't let ATAR shake you
10 Oct 2019

For the next generation of senior students and their parents, 2020 and beyond will be a new world, navigating a new pathway to university.

Helping your child make those big decisions
9 Oct 2019

At this time of the Year 12 school year, there are decisions being made about future study and it can feel like these are big questions about the rest of your child’s life.

Money to help your child while studying
8 Oct 2019

The big question of ‘How do I afford uni’ weighs heavily on new university students and their families.

Career profiler: Experience the world of entrepreneurship
4 Oct 2019

A group assignment during university has transformed into a start-up business for USC graduate, Jackson Dickfos.

Artwork of what USC Moreton Bay campus will look like
The uni options that are easing stressed parents' concerns
4 Oct 2019

Transitioning from high school to university is a big step, not just for students, but for their parents, too.

Career profiler - Steph Kaye
Career profiler: Getting savvy in social media
5 Aug 2019

You may scowl at your child for spending too much time on social media, however this fast-growing digital industry is paving the way for USC graduate Steph Kaye.

Getting an early and guaranteed offer to university
5 Aug 2019

Imagine knowing your child has secured a place at University before they even finish Year 12? The December period can be a nervous time for parents and Year 12 students waiting to hear if they’ve received an offer for a university place.

Student thinking
Why disadvantaged school-leavers avoid university
5 Aug 2019

In an era of increasing vocational uncertainty, navigating career pathways is daunting, and this is amplified for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

How do university applications work? QTAC explained
5 Aug 2019

If your child is thinking about university, they will need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Parent talking to their child
Deciding where to live while studying
5 Aug 2019

Deciding whether to stay at home or move out can be a big decision for your child.

Career profiler: Keeping law and order
5 Jun 2019

Studying a double degree gave USC graduate, Beth McKenna, the opportunity to combine two of her passions, Law and Social Science.

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Take a tour of USC Moreton Bay
4 Jun 2019

Australia’s newest university campus, USC Moreton Bay, may still be in construction mode, but this doesn’t mean you or your child can’t get a look now at what it will look like when classes commence in Semester 1, 2020.

USC Open Day
Talk with USC at Open Day
4 Jun 2019

The people who attend USC’s Open Days come from all walks of life.

Understanding the future for our youth
3 Jun 2019

The future is always shifting and uncertain.

Relaxing teenager
Helping your child manage life-plan anxiety
10 Apr 2019

According to USC education researcher and writer, Dr Shelley Davidow, students are feeling pressured to have a clear plan of their future and hence are leaving school in states of high anxiety.

Parent and child
Your parenting advice revealed
10 Apr 2019

A big thanks to all of you who shared your best parenting tips as part of USC's recent Harlem Globe Trotters tickets competition.

USC Moreton Bay interior
Moreton Bay Regional Council Scholarships
9 Apr 2019

Do you live in the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) area and have a child looking at studying at the new USC Moreton Bay campus from next year? If so, there may be financial support available through a range of scholarships.

Parent asks child 'what are you doing next year, Maddie?'
But what is uni really like?
9 Apr 2019

You and your child might have read about being at uni or even been to an on-campus event such as Open Day, but even then, they might still be wonder 'what will uni really be like? Parent, Dr Janet Lee, shares a USC resource where your child can chat with a university student to get the real story.

Career spotlight – Clinical Exercise Physiology
8 Apr 2019

Did you know managing health, injury and disease with exercise is a fast-growing industry? Meet USC Clinical Exercise Science graduate, Claire Heck.

A young lady at work in a cafe
The work/study/relax balancing act
6 Feb 2019

When students are studying, working and trying to fit in some fun time, it can feel as though they are always on a seesaw, trying to keep it balanced, while more stuff gets piled on the other end.

Artwork of what USC Moreton Bay campus will look like
Here comes the sun – USC Moreton Bay is coming
5 Feb 2019

USC is building Australia’s newest university campus, USC Moreton Bay.

A USC student sits with other students on campus
Helping your child thrive, not just survive their first semester
5 Feb 2019

The first few weeks of the uni semester can often bring a mixture of anxiety and excitement.

Kelsey Hyra
Is your child looking for a Headstart?
5 Feb 2019

Did you know your child can start uni even while they are still at school? USC’s Headstart program gives students the opportunity to get a taste of university and get possible credit towards a future degree, all while completing Year 11 or 12.

Career spotlight – Occupational Therapy
5 Feb 2019

Ever wondered what an occupational therapist does? Meet USC Occupational Therapy graduate Lauren Pratt.