The changing field of paramedicine
20 August - Did you know that the landscape of studying and working in the field of paramedic science is changing? It is estimated that job opportunities for paramedics and ambulance officers will increase by 11 percent by 2020.
Getting an early and guaranteed offer to university
20 August - It can be a nervous wait for parents and Year 12 students in the lead up to offers being made to university places for next year.
The new work reality
20 August - Students today are embarking on a brave new world of work We explain how USC is helping future proof employment outcomes for its students and what support parents can provide to assist the process.
USC celebrates National Science Week with Dr Karl
19 August - USC recently hosted one of Australia's most popular science commentators, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM as part of National Science Week celebrations.
How do university applications work? QTAC explained
1 August - If your child is thinking about university, they will need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
University Open Days – open doors
19 June - University Open Days do just what they say – the ‘doors’ of the university are flung open so you can explore what’s inside and discover a study path just right for you or your student.
How to travel without taking a gap year
18 June - Travelling and experiencing a different place and culture can be a great learning experience for any young person, however it doesn’t necessarily have to stop your child from starting university.
Help your child make the most of being on a student budget
18 June - Whether your child chooses to live at home while they attend university, or flies the coop, making sure they can balance their budget is a concern for every parent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Planning for success
20 February - As a parent, how do you help your student develop successful study habits? Here's some suggestions.
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.
Choosing the right degree
6 October 2017 - When thinking about university degrees, it’s tempting to stick with what you know.
Double degrees, double the opportunities
6 October 2017 - Choosing a degree is a big decision for any young person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.