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.
Register for Academic Skills workshops and get set for success!
15 January - Academic Skills Workshops help you develop skills and strategies to meet the expectations of university study.
Class selection opens from this week
14 January - Prepare for your class selection date for Semester 1, Sessions 2-4 or Trimester 1, 2019 - check your allocated enrolment date in USC Central.
Rural and Regional Scholarship Program for STEM students - apply now!
8 January - The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship Program (RRESP) gives successful applicants access to up to $18,000 whilst studying their chosen course
Jobs of the Week - January Edition
8 January - The Career Development team are delivering the goods this week with new jobs, volunteer opportunities and internship roles!
Change to opening hours – Student Central
8 January - A recent change of opening hours has been implemented at Student Central starting from 2 January 2019.
Join our crew! Be a USC event volunteer in Semester 1 2019!
21 December 2018 - Are you keen to get some experience, have some fun and meet new friends? Join USC's event volunteer crew!
USC celebrates milestone for Moreton Bay campus
20 December 2018 - Construction of the foundation building of the USC Moreton Bay campus at Petrie has reached a significant milestone, with ground floor concrete slabs being poured across the site.
Class timetable for Study period 1, 2019 now open (for viewing only)
17 December 2018 - Plan your preferred class times using the online Timetable planner now!
eVALU8 - update of student survey policy and procedures
11 December 2018 - The new Student Evaluation of Courses and Teaching – Academic Policy and Procedures have been approved and are available for viewing.
Meet Michaella: Business/Law student and inspiring Study Leader at USC
11 December 2018 - Michaella Duggan is an inspiring example of a highly engaged student who is making the most of her USC experience.
How will you spend your 101 days of Summer?
4 December 2018 - You’ve got 101 days between now and Semester 1, 2019 - how do you make them count?
Official grades for Semester 2 will be released on Thursday 6 December 2018
4 December 2018 - Login to USC Central to view official Semester 2, 2018 grades (released from midnight 5 December).
Important notice: upcoming maintenance on-campus - USC Sunshine Coast
4 December 2018 - We'll be updating this post regularly with dates maintenance is being carried out on-campus, so keep checking back regularly.
Starting your studies at USC in 2019?
29 November 2018 - Get ready for your studies by checking out Preparing for USC. It shows you all the steps and actions you need to take to get you ready for USC.
Monday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)
28 November 2018 - USC recognises IDPwD annually as one of its National and International days of significance.
Student Newsletter landing fortnightly in your inbox over the Summer break
28 November 2018 - With Semester 2 in the rear vision mirror and the Summer holidays ahead, we'll be sending out the Student Newsletter fortnightly until Semester 1, 2019.
Jobs of the Week - November Edition
27 November 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, which ended the war.
Campus cafes and food outlets: opening hours over the Summer break
2 November 2018 - 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 2018 - 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.
Enrol in your 2019 courses now
29 October 2018 - Course enrolments for 2019 are now open in USC Central.
2019 Curriculum Changes | Check your Program, Specialisation, Major or Minor now
29 October 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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.
Not ready to leave USC just yet?
23 October 2018 - If you're towards the end of your degree and want more, USC has a range of options, including honours and postgraduate programs.
Reminder: Parking permits available online at USC Sunshine Coast
16 October 2018 - 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 2018 - Begin your research journey.
October is Sexual Violence Awareness Month
9 October 2018 - 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 2018 - Liftango is a free ridesharing app available exclusively for USC students.
VLOG your University experience | Become an official USC Vlogger!
17 September 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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).
Ensuring our campuses are a place of safety and respect
31 July 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - The Student Experience Survey (SES) opens on 1 August.
Upcoming volunteer opportunities
30 July 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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.
Become a USC Study or Peer Leader at your campus this semester
9 July 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - As a USC student, you belong to a community that values academic integrity.
USC Film Festival: it's a wrap!
15 May 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - Think before you post: the same standards apply online as they do in real life.
USC Film Festival - The Gala event!
30 April 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - Meet Mia, an alumnus from USC who decided to follow her dreams...
Reminder: Log off on USC computers to protect your privacy
20 March 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - 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 2018 - Completing your studies this semester? Keep an eye out for the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey.
USC graduates ranked highly by employers
11 January 2018 - 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 2018 - 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.
- 7 Jan: Session 1 - Classes commence
11 Jan: Session 1 - Last day to add a new course enrolment, swap courses or change classes / Fee payment due date
- 18 Jan: Session 1 - Census date / Trimester 3 - Last day to cancel courses or withdraw from study without incurring academic penalty (WF)
- 21–25 Jan: Session 8 (Summer) - Centrally scheduled exam period
- 25 Jan: Session 8 - End of Session
- 11-15 Feb: Trimester 3 - Study Break /Exam period
- 15 Feb: Trimester 3 - End of Trimester
- 18-22 Feb: Semester 1 / Trimester 1 - Orientation Week
- 25 Feb: Semester 1 / Trimester 1 - Classes commence.
For more key dates, refer to the academic calendar.
Campus life events
Preparing for USC - Sunshine Coast (22 January)
Preparing for USC is your go-to for the steps and actions to get you ready for USC
Headstart Orientation - USC Sunshine Coast (25 January)
Orientation to USC Caboolture
Orientation to USC Caboolture will take place on Monday 18 February 2019.
Orientation to USC Sunshine Coast
Orientation to USC Sunshine Coast will take place on Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 February 2019.