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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

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USC student Mitch Dakin and Growcom's Lene Knudsen
High-tech sandbox helps farmers visualise water flow
23 November

A Civil Engineering Honours student’s Augmented Reality hydrology sandbox will be used by Queensland’s peak horticulture industry body to help teach local growers about water movement in the field.

2020 graduate Evangeline Bryce in Norway during her degree
Media and politics spark graduate’s research career
28 October

A new USC Arts graduate and University Medallist fascinated by the intersection of media and politics in today’s rapidly changing world is now researching the different ways that the issue of climate change is presented in the news.

Graduate Matthew McCurdy at Warwick State High School
USC sets wheels in motion for bike shop manager’s new career
20 October

Matthew McCurdy, 35, has made a career change to teach science and maths at Warwick State High School after recently graduating from USC and earning a University Medal for his excellent grade point average of 6.88 out of 7.