4 December - 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.
101 days of Summer
4 December - There are exactly 101 days between the end of year 12 and the start of USC’s first semester of uni.
Double degrees, double the opportunities
6 October - Choosing a degree is a big decision for any young person.
USC celebrates its recent graduates
6 October - 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.
Choosing the right degree
6 October - 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 - The transition from secondary school to university will require your child to master some new terms and concepts.
All about scholarships and bursaries
22 August - Learning to balance the household budget is one of the first challenges for new university students (and their parents!).
How do university applications work? QTAC explained
22 August - If your child is thinking about university, they will need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
Go Team! It will take a cheer squad to make a graduate
11 August - 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 - When you are thinking about further study, university Open Days can act like road maps and guide you towards your future.
Exciting news! USC plans to launch new Caboolture study location in 2018
23 June - We’re pleased to announce that QUT and USC are working toward the transfer of QUT’s Caboolture study location to USC.
How much should your child work while studying full time?
23 June - Time management is one of the most important skills your child will pick up at university.
Help your child get their first year at USC off to a great start
22 June - Your child’s first year at university is an exciting time, filled with new friends, experiences and opportunities.
Everyone studies at USC
12 April - The slight cool in the air heralded graduation season at USC, and this year the graduand was me.
Gap year blues?
10 April - 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 - 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 - When you’re thinking about university, the first big decision you’ll make is what to study.
My youngest child
17 February - 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 - 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 - 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 - Is your child starting university this semester? These tips will help your new uni student get (and stay) on track.
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.
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.
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.
When will you know if your child has been accepted into university? QTAC offers explained
2 December 2016 - The QTAC offer system has changed for 2017.
Tips for high school students preparing for university
20 October 2016 - For some students, starting university can be pretty daunting.
Future graduate jobs – what's trending?
9 September 2016 - Figuring out what to do at the end of Year 12 can be tough.
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 do I apply to go to university? QTAC explained
4 July 2016 - How do I submit a QTAC application? Can I change my university preferences? What do I do if I don’t get accepted to university? Here are the answers to a few common questions students ask about QTAC applications.
How to help your teenager make a decision
1 July 2016 - Making a decision about going to uni can be tough.
Sorting out the books - how will we pay for universities in future?
22 June 2016 - The political battle around how to pay for higher education continues.
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.