The Lounge Update articles for 2019
3, 2, 1... into the future11 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 crashes11 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 Year11 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 Paramedicine11 Dec 2019
A Wilderness First Aid course was the beginning of a rewarding career for USC graduate, Amy Chilman.
Supporting teens' technology use25 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.
Money to help your child while studying8 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 entrepreneurship4 Oct 2019
A group assignment during university has transformed into a start-up business for USC graduate, Jackson Dickfos.
The uni options that are easing stressed parents' concerns4 Oct 2019
Transitioning from high school to university is a big step, not just for students, but for their parents, too.
Career profiler: Getting savvy in social media5 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 university5 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.
Why disadvantaged school-leavers avoid university5 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 explained5 Aug 2019
If your child is thinking about university, they will need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
Deciding where to live while studying5 Aug 2019
Deciding whether to stay at home or move out can be a big decision for your child.
Career profiler: Keeping law and order5 Jun 2019
Studying a double degree gave USC graduate, Beth McKenna, the opportunity to combine two of her passions, Law and Social Science.
Take a tour of USC Moreton Bay4 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.
Talk with USC at Open Day4 Jun 2019
The people who attend USC’s Open Days come from all walks of life.
Understanding the future for our youth3 Jun 2019
The future is always shifting and uncertain.
Helping your child manage life-plan anxiety10 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.
Your parenting advice revealed10 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.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Scholarships9 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.
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 Physiology8 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.
The work/study/relax balancing act6 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.
Here comes the sun – USC Moreton Bay is coming5 Feb 2019
USC is building Australia’s newest university campus, USC Moreton Bay.
Helping your child thrive, not just survive their first semester5 Feb 2019
The first few weeks of the uni semester can often bring a mixture of anxiety and excitement.
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 Therapy5 Feb 2019
Ever wondered what an occupational therapist does? Meet USC Occupational Therapy graduate Lauren Pratt.