2019 Curriculum Changes | Check your Program, Specialisation, Major or Minor now
To view these changes and find out if they affect you, visit Curriculum Changes in Blackboard.
Current eduroam connection issues
13 November - The eduroam wireless network is currently experiencing connection issues.
Upcoming Careers Webinars: 20 November and 4 December - Register now!
13 November - Want to gain confidence transitioning to professional employment during your studies or once you graduate? Come along to this series of Career Webinars!
Keen to volunteer? Sign up for EXPLORE Career Pathways Expo at USC
13 November - Student volunteers are needed on Friday 23 November for a careers expo to escort school students around the campus, and help supervise in rotational activities.
Jobs of the Week - November Edition
12 November - The Career Development team are delivering the goods this week with new jobs, volunteer opportunities and internship roles!
2018 Student Forum on Curriculum Changes
12 November - Your Student Representatives have collated key questions from students across all campuses, regarding issues surrounding the forum topic: Curriculum Changes.
Remembrance Day: A message from our Chancellor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)
8 November - This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, which ended the war.
Present like no-one is watching: Public Speaking short course coming up - 21 & 28 November
6 November - This practical 6-hour short course is presented in two sessions over two nights (Wednesday 21 & 28 November).The workshops are delivered in a supportive environment, and you will receive individual feedback.
Campus cafes and food outlets' opening hours during exams and Summer break
2 November - Need that coffee fix before your exam or just looking for something to eat on-campus? Read on to find out opening hours at your campus.
Are you aged 18 - 35 and interested in individual, social, and environmental drivers of physical behaviour and healthy eating?
1 November - We're back again and we need your help! In April this year, Griffith University completed a survey on young adult’s physical activity behaviour and now we are looking at healthy eating behaviours.
Join staff and SCHI partners as they showcase their research work
31 October - The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Research Symposium is an opportunity for staff and SCHI partners to showcase their research work.
Interested in taking academic governance at USC to the next level?
31 October - Join USC's new Academic Governance committee - EOI open until Monday 19 November!
Education students: Preparing for LANTITE? Workshops, resources and support available to you
30 October - If you are preparing to sit the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE), check out these workshops and helpful resources.
2019 Curriculum Changes | Check your Program, Specialisation, Major or Minor now
29 October - The University recently approved changes to course offerings and programs that may impact your enrolment in Semester 1, 2019.
Recent snake sightings on-campus: Be aware and watch your step
28 October - We share the campus with an abundance of wildlife and there have been several snake sightings recently.
You said, we listened: USC Sport, Food & Retail Survey 2018 - the results are in!
26 October - Read about how we are improving and addressing challenges and identified issues in the Sport, Food and Retail Survey Report.
Do you ride to USC? End-of-semester Bicycle and Bike Hub audit
24 October - At the end of each Semester AMS conduct an audit on USC Campus bike hubs and bike racks to ensure that our bicycle facilities are sufficiently utilised.
Call for survey participants: 'Improving the social and academic experiences of Arabic International Students in Queensland Universities'
24 October - Arabic students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at USC are sought to participate in a survey as part of research studies being conducted at USQ.
Not ready to leave USC just yet?
23 October - If you're towards the end of your degree and want more, USC has a range of options, including honours and postgraduate programs.
Would you like to join USC's Orientation Event Volunteer crew for Semester 1 2019?
23 October - We’re seeking enthusiastic students to help us welcome new students to USC, whilst having fun, working with a great team and making new friends!
Short Course: Mastering Photography
18 October - Learn the tricks of the trade in this 6 week photography course taught by an industry professional.
Reminder: Parking permits available online at USC Sunshine Coast
16 October - Short on time or don't want to stand in the rain to get a parking ticket?
Have you thought about continuing your studies in Honours?
12 October - Begin your research journey.
October is Sexual Violence Awareness Month
9 October - What will YOU do today to end sexual violence?
Looking for a smarter way to get to uni? Rideshare with USC on Liftango!
25 September - Liftango is a free ridesharing app available exclusively for USC students.
Scholarship applications are now open
20 September - Have the freedom to focus on your study next year - Apply for a scholarship.
HAVE YOUR SAY: eVALU8 your Semester 2, 2018 course experience!
18 September - Online eVALU8 surveys are anonymous, quick, environmentally-friendly and convenient with 24/7 access during the evaluation period.
VLOG your University experience | Become an official USC Vlogger!
17 September - Follow this handful of talented USC students as they navigate their way through university life.
Call for USC Gallery Volunteers: Are you studying Creative Industries or do you have a passion for the Arts?
11 September - USC Art Gallery (Sunshine Coast campus) has a unique opportunity for 2-3 students to volunteer on gallery reception duties in 2019.
Thank you for participating in the 2018 Student Experience Survey (SES)!
10 September - Thank you to all students who participated in the 2018 Student Experience Survey (SES) and CONGRATULATIONS to our four prize winners.
Meet Cion Paiwan - Winner of the 2019 Student Diary Artwork Competition!
4 September - Cion is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman, currently studying a Bachelor of Environmental Science at USC.
Acoustic Fence installed at USC Sunshine Coast
27 August - The Sunshine Coast Council in collaboration with USC have installed an acoustic fence along Sippy Downs Drive with a view to reducing the incidence of roadkill of kangaroos along this stretch of road (from the roundabout at the intersection at University Way to the roundabout into the Sports Precinct).
Need help with that challenging assessment this semester?
16 August - Stay on track with academic skills and knowledge to tackle that challenging assessment/assignment this semester.
Meet the two USC graduates taking the Innovation Centre by storm
14 August - Companies Servatus and Point Duty recently employed two USC graduates to work as a Biopharmaceutical Research Assistant and IT Testing Analyst at USC’s Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast (IC).
Do you have a Learning Access Plan? Reminder to update your Plan and check in with AccessAbility Services
13 August - If your studies are affected by a disability, learning disorder, injury or illness, or you are a primary carer for someone with a disability, AccessAbility Services may be able to provide assistance, advocacy and reasonable academic adjustments.
Semester 2 Study Support Drop-ins at USC Sunshine Coast!
7 August - In need of some study support? Come along to a Drop-in session for some academic encouragement!
Ensuring our campuses are a place of safety and respect
31 July - There is no greater priority than your safety and security and we have been implementing significant changes to ensure our campuses are a place of safety and respect.
Attend an Academic Skills Workshop and keep on top of your Studies
30 July - Get skilled up on everything academic and attend an Academic Skills Workshop! There are a range of topics covered to help you to further enhance your learning strategies to progress in undergraduate or postgraduate university study.
USC Sport Semester 2 update: $50 discount voucher + 2018 Nationals at Mt Buller snowfields!
30 July - Whether you're keen to hit the gym or try out for 2018 Nationals, USC Sport has some fantastic opportunities for students coming up in Semester 2!
Have your say! The 2018 Student Experience Survey (SES) is coming soon!
30 July - The Student Experience Survey (SES) opens on 1 August.
Upcoming volunteer opportunities
30 July - Interested in volunteering? Imagineers and Netfest are in need of some help with their events coming up in September and October!
Mind full or Mindful? Drop-ins for those wanting more balance in life and study
24 July - Mindfulness and wellbeing drop-ins at USC Sunshine Coast for those wanting more balance in life and study.
Don't miss any important information - Check your USC student email account regularly
23 July - As we begin the next teaching period for the year please ensure you are checking your student email account regularly as this is the primary method of official communication between the University and students.
Looking for ways to add to your resume or earn Student Leadership Award points? Become an Event Volunteer!
17 July - Are you interested in helping out at various USC events? We are in need of student volunteers across all campuses.
Update on ordering Course Readers for Semester 2, 2018
10 July - Course Readers for Semester 2, 2018 are available to order online via the MyPrint Shop.
Enrolled students have $20 SSAF printing credit to spend!
10 July - As part of the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), enrolled USC students are issued a $20 credit on their MyPrint account each Semester.
NAIDOC Week 2018: 'Because of Her, We Can!'
10 July - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Studying at SCHI this semester?
9 July - If you're a new or continuing student enrolled in a course(s) at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI), there's a few things you will need to do to prepare.
Become a USC Study or Peer Leader at your campus this semester
9 July - Looking for ways to contribute and earn Student Leadership points? Applications are open for Study and Peer Leaders at all campuses!
Diversity Week activities - grants now available!
6 July - Students, student groups and associations are encouraged to meaningfully and creatively engage with Diversity Week at USC.
Need a break after exams? Go for an island escape on a student budget!
19 June - Did you know that USC has a facility on Fraser Island called Dilli Village which provides budget-friendly accommodation available to all students, staff and the general public?
Do you have a bike stored on campus? USC's Bike Hub audit is happening again
12 June - At the end of each Semester AMS conduct an audit on USC Campus bike hubs and bike racks to ensure that our bicycle facilities are sufficiently utilised.
USC Film Festival: The Showcase!
11 June - The films that the students produced are being shared beyond the Festival to raise the profile and importance of academic integrity.
What's on at the UniClub (USC Sunshine Coast)
31 May - Free Student Guild activities and services: stay active between classes with an awesome line-up of events and activities (free Aikido anyone?) brought to you by your Student Guild!
Spartans still on the look-out for Spartan Warriors to represent USC
31 May - USC Spartans are still on the look-out for Spartan Warriors willing to represent USC at the 2018 Nationals at world-class venues on the beautiful Gold Coast - a week that will create memories to last a lifetime.
Night owl? Study spaces that have 24/7 access
28 May - Do you have late-night study habits or just no other option than to study by moonlight (and howl at all the assignments you have due)? We've compiled a few handy deets on where and when you can study after-hours and tips on finding a computer on campus when it's peak hour (or not!)
International leadership opportunity: attend the 2018 United Nations Student Leadership Symposium in Thailand
28 May - Attend the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) with the theme “Inspiring Confidence, Inspire Change”, which will be held 1-7 August 2018 at United Nations Conference Centre, in Bangkok.
USC Central Upgrade - Completed
16 May - The first stage of a much-needed makeover to USC Central has now been completed.
Academic Integrity: because honesty is the best policy
15 May - As a USC student, you belong to a community that values academic integrity.
USC Film Festival: it's a wrap!
15 May - Congratulations to the winners and sincere thanks to all participants in the inaugural USC Film Festival.
Represent USC at 2018 Nationals (Uni Games)
14 May - UPDATE: new trials just added - come along to the trials for 2018 Nationals (UniGames) for your opportunity to represent USC throughout the various events run by Australian University Sport.
Reminder: Expectations for responsible use of social media
14 May - Think before you post: the same standards apply online as they do in real life.
Have your say on the 'Students as Partners' framework and be part of USC decision-making
4 May - A student-led working group is currently meeting bi-weekly to remodel student input into USC decision-making, and they would like YOUR feedback.
USC Film Festival - The Gala event!
30 April - Well done to all the students who submitted their films last week! We're now busy with Gala preparation and planning - our red-carpet Gala event will feature all shortlisted films which have been painstakingly assessed by our judging panel.
17 April - With yet another flurry of Graduation ceremonies, (11 across 4 days, to be exact) and USC Fraser Coast to come this Thursday, it's a fitting time to congratulate our graduating peers, reflect on an uplifting and momentous time and wish them well for their journey ahead
AccessAbility Services at USC Sunshine Coast has moved!
17 April - AccessAbility Services has a new home! AccessAbility Services at the Sunshine Coast campus has recently relocated to Building C to join the range of student support services offered at Student Central.
Cheering on the USC students who competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games
17 April - After incredible performances at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, our USC athletes have come away with 12 medals between them, winning 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze in the swimming pool, on the cycling track and on the netball court.
Can you help with our clinical trials?
12 April - Do you have, or know someone who has, conjunctivitis ‘Pink Eye?’ If so, USC Clinical Trials are researching the use of a new medicine intended to rapidly resolve the symptoms - participants wanted!
Global Opportunities: USC graduate Mia lands Disney dream role
27 March - Meet Mia, an alumnus from USC who decided to follow her dreams...
Reminder: Log off on USC computers to protect your privacy
20 March - When using a USC computer, please remember to log off or shut down once finished to prevent exposure or loss of personal information.
USC Film Festival: Lights, camera... Academic Integrity!
16 March - Open to all USC students at all campuses, the USC Film Festival is calling for submissions on the theme of 'Academic Integrity'.
17 make the Commonwealth team!
12 March - Congratulations to our 17 USC High Performance Athletes who have been selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games!
Get on track with Academic Skills!
5 March - Academic Skills provide a range of free workshops to help you develop skills and strategies during any stage of your University journey.
'It's all in our Hands' by Jojo Santos - 2018 Student Diary cover artist profile
5 March - You may be wondering who's created the artwork on the cover of your Student Diary? We've gone behind the scenes to interview uber talented USC Computer-based Design graduate, Joanna 'Jojo' Santos about her creative practice...
Get your hands on the 2018 Student Diary!
27 February - Wondering where you can grab your copy of the 2018 Student Diary? Read on for pick-up locations at each campus for both new and continuing students.
Your First Year and Orientation to USC
26 February - Starting your University journey can be quite overwhelming, especially during the first few weeks.
Travel to USC for free on the Express Shuttle!
26 February - The USC Express Shuttle Service is a FREE service for all students who hold a current Student ID card.
USC is seeking student Paramedics for research
13 February - USC's School of Social Sciences is seeking Paramedic Science students to participate in a research study at USC which aims to investigate the situational awareness of paramedics on the road.
Changes to ordering Course Readers
12 February - Mail and Print Services no longer sell books over the counter, but you can order online and choose between pick up (Sippy Downs) or free delivery!
Introducing AccessAbility Services
12 February - AccessAbility Services is the new name for Disability Services at USC.
Participate in driving research and receive up to $60 in gift cards!
6 February - Be part of cutting-edge USC research and earn gift cards for your time! USC Researchers want to learn about how drivers observe and search their visual environment while driving.
Are you passionate about helping others?
22 January - Student Success Network are looking for students from a variety of backgrounds and study areas who want to get involved in activities to support learning and engagement.
Graduate Outcomes Survey
22 January - Completing your studies this semester? Keep an eye out for the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey.
USC graduates ranked highly by employers
11 January - A new report by the Federal Government shows that USC is one of the top universities in Australia in terms of providing graduates with the skills that employers need.
USC is now smoke-free
3 January - The Queensland Government is working with all Queensland universities and TAFEs to facilitate and support the transition to smoke-free campuses.
Look out for our wildlife!
11 December 2017 - As a designated wildlife reserve and Land for Wildlife property, USC is home to a plethora of wildlife and provides important habitat in an increasingly urban area.
USC Council Election - results are in!
8 December 2017 - Council is the face of public accountability for the University and has a pivotal role in ensuring that the Vision for the University set down in the Strategic Plan is achieved.
USC Disability Support Staff Appreciation Awards
4 December 2017 - Congratulations to the Disability Support Appreciation Award recipients for 2017!
Photo competition winners announced!
20 November 2017 - USC this year introduced the competition to honour the memory of the late Gerard Mills, a passionate local wildlife photographer who last year received an Honorary Senior Fellowship for his dedication to education and art.
Consent is Sexy
26 September 2017 - Consent is Sexy promotes awareness and the practise of respect, consent and open discussion; responsible, safer sex; sexual health and emotional wellbeing; and gender equality and equality of rights in relationships.
Yourtutor has had a re-brand - Meet STUDIOSITY!
19 September 2017 - Studiosity is the new name for YourTutor, the place for free, instant help online.
Respectful conduct: safe, respectful and inclusive campuses
15 September 2017 - At USC, we are focused on ensuring we work together to provide a community that is safe, respectful and inclusive to ensure all members of our community can study and work in a safe and supportive environment.
USC Retail Facebook Group
18 August 2017 - Not sure what to have for lunch? Join the USC Retail Facebook group for daily Brasserie and Cafe C menus.
Key dates this month
- 29 Oct–2 Nov: Semester 2 - Study break (1 week)
- 5 Nov: Trimester 3 - classes commence
- 5–16 Nov: Semester 2 - Centrally scheduled exam period (2 weeks)
- 16 Nov: Trimester 3 - Last day to add a new course enrolment, swap courses or change classes
- 16 Nov: End of Semester 2 (Friday)
- 16 Nov: Session 7 - Last day to cancel courses or withdraw from study without incurring academic penalty (WF)
- 19 Nov: Summer Session (Session 8) - classes commence
- 23 Nov: Session 8 - Last day to add a new course enrolment, swap courses or change classes
- 23 Nov: Trimester 3 - Fee payment due date (and due date for requesting SA-HELP, HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP)
- 30 Nov: Session 8 - Fee payment due date (and due date for requesting SA-HELP, HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP)
- 30 Nov: Trimester 3: Census date.
For more key dates, refer to the academic calendar.
Campus life events
Exhibition X: The future begins now
This exhibition presents the work of students nearing the completion of their studies in Design at USC.
USC Student Midwives and Nurses Association Annual Ball
Join us to celebrate a big year of study at the Annual Student Midwives and Nurses Ball (SMANA).