The Lounge Update articles for 2020
Study online in 20218 Dec 2020
If you’re thinking about a new career, you can get started with an online degree and have the flexibility to study in the way that suits you.
Mum aims high as she reaches for career dream8 Dec 2020
While Kristy Benson once thought attending university was out of reach, she now says studying Midwifery at USC helped her realise the importance of chasing a dream and the power of self-belief.
Lots of different pathways... and they all lead to USC8 Dec 2020
ATAR results are released soon and this can be a stressful time for parents and students.
What's your Parent Persona?14 Oct 2020
We’ve developed a new online tool to help you understand your parenting style when it comes to supporting your child’s tertiary study plans.
What does it cost to go to uni?14 Oct 2020
Going to university is an exciting time for your child as they discover a new-found freedom in this next chapter of their life.
Tips for supporting your child from high school to university14 Oct 2020
Supporting a child at university can be an unknown path for some parents and finding the best way to guide a child on this journey can sometimes be challenging.
Career Spotlight: Urban Design and Town Planning14 Oct 2020
We chatted to Mitch Tilly who is currently living every SimCity player’s dream – helping to influence and shape the future of the rapidly growing Moreton Bay region as an Urban Designer after studying a Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning at USC.
Helping your child make an informed decision about going to university12 Aug 2020
Young people may underestimate the benefits of a university degree.
Start uni in high school12 Aug 2020
Is your child moving into Year 11 or 12 next year and can’t wait to start university? USC’s Headstart program might be for them.
Applying through QTAC: Frequently asked questions12 Aug 2020
We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions when it comes to applying to study at USC.
A Parent's Perspective: Career paths12 Aug 2020
Choosing which career path to follow can be a difficult decision for a teenager to make.
Career Spotlight: Environmental Science17 Jun 2020
Imagine being able to help farmers grow a sustainable business while positively impacting the Great Barrier Reef? That’s exactly what USC graduate Dave Clancy is doing.
How to help your child plan for their career17 Jun 2020
Choosing a career is a big decision for your child, what to ‘do’, what career to ‘have’, what to study.
A Parent Perspective17 Jun 2020
It was a proud parent moment for Debbie and Nick Orman when their daughter Rubie graduated from USC last year.
Student Profile: The future is digital16 Apr 2020
As technology reshapes the world right before our eyes, we explore how the next generation of workers will tackle a changing future.
Tips for learning at home during COVID-1916 Apr 2020
Many parents and caregivers have suddenly found themselves in shut-down home-schooling situations.
Does your child want a Headstart at uni?17 Feb 2020
Has your child ever thought about starting university while still in high school? USC’s Headstart Program allows Year 11 and 12 students to get a taste of university life by studying first-year uni subjects on campus and gaining credit towards a future degree.
How cyberbullying affects your brain: study reveals17 Feb 2020
Cyberbullying has a measurable impact on the brain even if you are just watching, according to world-first research from USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute.
Off on a new adventure17 Feb 2020
It is the time of year when small children have shiny new shoes, when hats are just a tad too big for the heads they cover, when backpacks seem bigger than the bodies which carry them, and when there are nerves about school – from either child or parent or both.
What's new at USC in 202017 Feb 2020
2020 has kicked off with a flying start as we saw a record number of students receiving offers to begin degrees at USC in Semester 1 following a major expansion of the University in Moreton Bay.
Career profile: Curious about Civil Engineering?17 Feb 2020
Ever wondered what a Civil Engineer does? Well they plan, design, build and maintain the infrastructure we rely on as a civilisation – including things like buildings, roads, water systems and more.