USC Celebrates its 20,000th graduate
20 April - During April, 1,700 students graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast across 12 ceremonies.
Meet our first Medical Science students
16 April - This year, we welcomed the first students into our new Medical Science degree – an exciting new program giving school leavers in our region a pathway to study medicine.
How best to help your child when they go to uni
16 April - As a parent, you play an important role in helping your child make their first year at uni successful.
Common questions asked by parents
16 April - USC Parent, Dr Janet Lee, covers some of the common questions she gets asked by other parents including whether to take a gap year and what students should choose to study.
How to make the most out of career events
16 April - As Term 2 gets underway, you and your high school student will likely be attending SET planning evenings, career expos or university open days.
Help! What to do if your child is not happy with their choice of degree
20 February - Your child may have your child has enrolled in a degree, bought their textbooks and headed off to their first classes.
Planning for success
20 February - As a parent, how do you help your student develop successful study habits? Here's some suggestions.
What does support look like at uni?
20 February - Compared to the familiar world of high school, it's natural for university to seem a bit daunting.
101 days of Summer
4 December 2017 - There are exactly 101 days between the end of year 12 and the start of USC’s first semester of uni.
4 December 2017 - From 2020, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Queensland Year 12s.
USC celebrates its recent graduates
6 October 2017 - It was a day for cheers and happy tears as hundreds of parents watched their children step up on stage at USC’s recent Graduation ceremonies.
Double degrees, double the opportunities
6 October 2017 - Choosing a degree is a big decision for any young person.
Choosing the right degree
6 October 2017 - When thinking about university degrees, it’s tempting to stick with what you know.
All the uni basics explained in USC's Q&A video
23 August 2017 - The transition from secondary school to university will require your child to master some new terms and concepts.
How do university applications work? QTAC explained
22 August 2017 - If your child is thinking about university, they will need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
All about scholarships and bursaries
22 August 2017 - Learning to balance the household budget is one of the first challenges for new university students (and their parents!).
Go Team! It will take a cheer squad to make a graduate
11 August 2017 - There is a lovely African proverb which says, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.
University Open Days – road maps to the future
26 June 2017 - When you are thinking about further study, university Open Days can act like road maps and guide you towards your future.
How much should your child work while studying full time?
23 June 2017 - Time management is one of the most important skills your child will pick up at university.
Exciting news! USC plans to launch new Caboolture study location in 2018
23 June 2017 - We’re pleased to announce that QUT and USC are working toward the transfer of QUT’s Caboolture study location to USC.
Help your child get their first year at USC off to a great start
22 June 2017 - Your child’s first year at university is an exciting time, filled with new friends, experiences and opportunities.
Everyone studies at USC
12 April 2017 - The slight cool in the air heralded graduation season at USC, and this year the graduand was me.
Gap year blues?
10 April 2017 - After 13 years of schooling, many Year 12 students – and their parents – think taking a gap year to work, travel and play will be the perfect way to recharge before diving in to a degree.
Myths about studying later in life
8 April 2017 - If you’ve been helping your child research universities and degrees, you may have come across a program you’re interested in.
Online v face-to-face learning
6 April 2017 - When you’re thinking about university, the first big decision you’ll make is what to study.
My youngest child
17 February 2017 - My youngest child, the one the family has nicknamed ‘Bubs’, starts at USC in February. And I can’t believe it.
Family affair: mother and son graduate from USC together
8 February 2017 - A 46-year-old USC student who is also a mother of seven has shown it’s never too late to achieve your dream of getting a university degree.
Changing directions, changing degrees?
8 February 2017 - One of the most common questions we hear from new students – and their parents – is “What happens if I choose the wrong degree?”
How to help your child prepare for university
6 February 2017 - Is your child starting university this semester? These tips will help your new uni student get (and stay) on track.
Kicking study goals: How to balance sport and university
8 December 2016 - Do you have a sporty teenager? Going to university doesn’t have to mean sacrificing sporting achievements – or vice versa.
Need a translator? Common university terms explained
8 December 2016 - The journey from high school to university is exciting, but it can also be confusing.
Great expectations: What to do if your child's OP isn’t what you expected
7 December 2016 - OP release date is here! After 12 years of homework and exams, waiting for that number can be as nerve-wracking for you as it is for your child.
Tips for high school students preparing for university
20 October 2016 - For some students, starting university can be pretty daunting.
True grit: why our kids must learn resilience
30 August 2016 - In life and learning we experience ongoing measurement and assessment.
Graduate salaries: does it pay to get a uni degree?
9 August 2016 - University students sacrifice a lot in time, money and hard work to get a degree.
What does it cost to go to uni?
26 July 2016 - The cost of going to university is something that we often hear discussed.
How to help your teenager make a decision
1 July 2016 - Making a decision about going to uni can be tough.
Finding balance between work and study
13 June 2016 - Staying afloat financially can be critical to a student's success.
Testing not the way to foster love of learning
26 May 2016 - Too many of us are seeing first-hand the suffocation of children’s love of learning and self-belief as they encounter constant testing and boring prefabricated curriculum.
Is curriculum pressure killing students' joy?
20 April 2016 - School has resumed after a lovely holiday break, and one of my children didn’t want to return to school.
Balancing the budget
15 April 2016 - These never ending sunny days that hold a tight grip on summer remind me of when I thought school lunchboxes, permission notes and play dates would last forever.
Supporting your students in the first weeks of semester
21 March 2016 - That first breath of autumn last week might just have been mistaken for the collective sigh of relief from parents when university lectures started!
Do you have a troubled teen?
19 October 2015 - Is it normal for my teen to be moody? How do I talk to my teen about sex? Am I giving the right advice? These questions are surprisingly common.
Children learn from stress and failure: all the more reason you shouldn’t do their homework
6 October 2015 - A recent report by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards has suggested that parents are helping children cheat by completing their school homework, and has called for this issue to be addressed.
Body Obsession Disorders: Is Your Teen at Risk?
25 August 2015 - Extreme body focus is once again on the rise amongst young people, pre-teen and teen girls in particular.
Selfies, sexting and bullying: Hints for raising a confident teen in the age of social media
17 May 2015 - Many young people use chat and image-based forums such as Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat to connect by sharing photos and ideas.
Graduate Profile - Rohan Etherington
12 May 2015 - Rohan's degree set him up for a career in environmental science, where he works on ecological field surveys of flora and fauna, rehabilitation projects, seed collections and propagation and management of threatened species.
Job hunting tips for teens
19 March 2015 - Getting their first part time job is an important rite of passage for many teens but knowing where to start can be challenging.
Graduate Profile - Laura Boshammer
17 March 2015 - A brave move to Sydney for an administration job in media gave Laura the foot in the door she needed – just under a year later she is now the Advertising Art Director at Pat Callinan Media.
Transition to high school
23 January 2015 - 100,000 students across Queensland are starting high school this week.
Graduate Profile - Sam Gourley
20 January 2015 - Sam Gourley graduated from USC in 2013 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
Rise and Shine award recipients
14 November 2014 - A Noosa Pengari Steiner School Year 10 student has won the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first ‘Rise, and Shine’ award to fast-track his future career.