University life - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

University life

Uni can be a big leap but we're here to help.

Moving from high school to uni is exciting and challenging. Uni students have more freedom than high school students but they’re also expected to take responsibility for their own learning.

We greet our new students each semester with Orientation to USC. In this week we guide our students through their transition to uni with a series of workshops and information sessions preparing them for study. Welcome Week is also a great time to make new friends and find out about the social side of uni life.

Throughout their studies additional support is available from Student Wellbeing and the USC Student Guild.

Student Wellbeing can help with:
  • Academic and study support
  • Confidential counselling services
  • Career advice
  • Disability and equity services

Student academic support

USC Student Guild can help with:
  • Welfare referrals
  • Student advocacy
  • Social life, clubs and societies

Student Guild offers social opportunities

Latest USC News

USC Newsroom
Orientation USC Sunshine Coast 2021
USC to welcome 5,500 new students during O Week
22 February

Hundreds of new USC students from across Australia brought colour and excitement to the Sunshine Coast campus today for the first day of Orientation.

New USC Biomedical Science student Teagan Osborn
Family illness spurs Teagan to study biomedicine
21 February

With an ATAR of 98.70 and diverse interests, Caloundra school-leaver Teagan Osborn had plenty of options open for 2021.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) Dr Ashwita Venkatesh
USC degree takes doctor from clinic to classroom
9 February

A medical doctor and clinical researcher of 10 years who treated children with polio in rural India and Nigeria has become a Sunshine Coast high school teacher, encouraging more teenagers – particularly women – into maths and science professions.