Digital agility in business drives USC’s new degree16 September
A new degree that prepares graduates for the digital future of business is among the first study programs to be offered at USC’s Moreton Bay campus when it opens for Semester 1, 2020.
Kate transforms life with mental health study16 September
Self-confessed former rebel Kate O’Neill’s journey to becoming a USC Nursing Science graduate has been filled with challenges and setbacks – as well as tenacity and triumph.
Bursary gives helping hand to Fraser Coast students16 September
Fraser Coast university students who need to relocate to continue their studies with USC could receive financial help under a special bursary pilot scheme.
USC Fraser Coast to build overseas connections13 September
Australia’s Consul-General in South-West China Christopher Lim has met with USC executive members, staff and students to discuss strengthening educational partnerships between the Fraser Coast and China.
Honours researcher in running to ease rare disease13 September
A USC Dietetics Honours student determined to live a fit and healthy life despite a rare and debilitating genetic disorder has launched her national survey into the condition on the same weekend she completed a 21km run as part o...
Retail worker down to business at USC Moreton Bay13 September
A book-loving 19-year-old Strathpine resident at a study and career crossroads is about to start a new chapter USC Moreton Bay.
Breeding single-sex animal populations could help prevent disease and poverty12 September
The creation of all-male or all-female groups of animals, known as monosex populations, has become a potentially useful approach in aquaculture and livestock rearing. Researchers and those in the produce industries are interested in how we can take advantag...
Celebrate Lightning's amazing season at community event12 September
Sunshine Coast Lightning fans have been invited to celebrate the 2019 season with the team at USC Stadium on Monday 16 September.
Fraser Coast’s top teacher hits the high notes12 September
An inspirational high school music teacher whose former students include a Grammy-nominated artist is the USC Fraser Coast Educator of the Year.
Study Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Moreton Bay12 September
USC Moreton Bay will offer a new degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering to meet the growing job market in new energy sources.
Multiple events at USC for R U OK? Day11 September
Four USC campuses are holding events to mark R U OK? Day this Thursday 12 September, while the university also offers a community suicide intervention training session.
A meeting of cultures for print symposium11 September
USC’s Art Gallery will host a public forum featuring Japanese and Australian print art experts to coincide with an exhibition at Caloundra.
USC backs Lightning with ‘wear yellow to work’ day10 September
USC staff will be sporting the colour yellow as a bright show of support for Sunshine Coast Lightning ahead of the Suncorp Super Netball grand final on Sunday 15 September.
New Journalism graduate wins statewide award10 September
Drew Beveridge is flying high after she was named Queensland’s most outstanding final-year journalism student. The 21-year-old USC student, who will officially graduate with her Journalism degree later this month, is in Dubai working as a crew member with a...
Study finds value for money trumps online ratings9 September
Online reviews have revolutionised the way travellers select hotels, but a USC researcher has found when it comes to swaying consumers, ratings cannot beat old fashioned price and location.
Experts available to comment ahead of suicide prevention and mental health days9 September
Experts in mental health and suicide prevention from the University of the Sunshine Coast and its Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute are available to comment ahead of two important days.
Peony scientist breaks new ground for cut flowers9 September
One of the world’s most popular flowers – the peony – can now be grown in hot climates, following a discovery by a Sunshine Coast woman while studying at USC.
Isabella’s Headstart to becoming a teacher6 September
There are many pathways to university – just ask St Mary’s College Year 12 student Isabella Muza who has already completed a university-level subject as part of her plan to become a primary school teacher.
Moreton Bay school students get early start to uni6 September
Moreton Bay students going into Year 11 and 12 next year will have the chance to make history as part of the first cohort to study at Australia’s newest university campus.
Journalism students in running for state award6 September
Two USC journalism students have been named as finalists in the Queensland Clarion Awards being held in Brisbane on Saturday 7 September.
Jamie dives into USC Moreton Bay to study marine animals6 September
An animal lover seeking to understand the impacts of climate change to help marine life has received an early offer to study at the new USC Moreton Bay campus in Semester 1, 2020.
Mechatronics to start at USC Moreton Bay in 20206 September
A futuristic industry set to boom globally is at the heart of a new Mechatronic Engineering degree offered for the first time at USC, starting at its Moreton Bay campus in 2020.
USC nappy project changing lives in Vanuatu5 September
A USC Occupational Therapy student from Burpengary is determined to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged mothers and babies in Vanuatu – one reusable nappy at a time.
Year 11 student to discuss benefits of Headstart5 September
Studying a human anatomy subject at university while in Year 11 is part of Chancellor State College student Petra Nunn’s plan to eventually become a doctor.
Brisbane Bullets to play pre-season game at USC4 September
USC will host an Australian National Basketball League pre-season game between Brisbane Bullets and reigning NBL champions Perth Wildcats on Friday 27 September.
Blood management in older adults questioned3 September
USC-led research exploring blood management in older patients with anaemia and blood loss has raised questions around the current recommended medical care approach.
New tech gadgets inspire students to imagine future2 September
Electronic gadgets, coding and robotics are part of a USC program helping school students and teachers in the Gympie region develop skillsets in tune with the future digital age.USC’s Make, Integrate, Explore (MIE) Lab program involves professional development courses fo...
Training for public to help prevent suicide2 September
Free suicide-alertness training is being offered to the public by USC as a part of its commitment to helping reduce the Sunshine Coast’s higher-than-average suicide rates.
High-tech motivation for Business student2 September
An aspiring entrepreneur who enrolled in Business at USC Sunshine Coast six months after finishing high school in Sweden has networked with highly-successful global executives and politicians at the European Innovation Academy (EIA) in Portugal.
Bird nests give up century-old rubbish secrets2 September
About 900 bird nests, some dating back to the late 1800s, are helping USC researchers gain rare insights into how birds interact with human materials – both dangerous and safe.
Estelle has mind set on USC Moreton Bay degree30 August
A stay-at-home mother who works within a family-run construction business will celebrate her “next phase of life” as a USC Moreton Bay Honours student when she turns 30 in early 2020.
USC student wins social media marketing award30 August
An emotive social media campaign designed by a final-year USC Bachelor of Communications student has taken out the Best Student Campaign in the Social Media Marketing Awards for Australia and New Zealand.
USC Moreton Bay helps nurse care for environment too30 August
A registered nurse who commuted up to three hours a day to get his university degree in Sydney while living in Gosford has jumped at the chance to study another passion at USC Moreton Bay – just 10 minutes’ driv...
Joint appointment for USC exercise physiologist30 August
A USC academic with more than 20 years’ experience in cardiovascular research has become the first joint appointment of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) and the University.
USC catches Australian softball pitcher29 August
After nearly a decade playing professional softball in Hawaii and Japan, Australian softball team pitcher, Kaia Parnarby, has chosen to make USC her home base.
USC unveils a new way to power universities29 August
USC has switched on an unconventional new system that will slash 40 percent of grid energy use at its largest campus.
Ambassador friendship leads to dream job for Dave29 August
Working as a USC Student Ambassador throughout his Environmental Science degree has helped Dave Clancy land his first job.
Aspiring diplomat inspired by Tokyo and Bangkok trips28 August
Interning at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo and attending a high-level meeting simulation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bangkok have given a 24-year-old USC student amazing insight into global relationships.
USC Fraser Coast to offer full Social Work degree26 August
USC will introduce a full degree in Social Work at its Fraser Coast campus from Semester 1 next year.
Too sick to drive? USC researcher shares tips for Qld Road Safety Week26 August
USC road safety expert Dr Bridie Scott-Parker has outlined top tips for road users as part of Queensland Road Safety Week.
Student songbird warms up for Lightning clash23 August
High Performance Music will meet High Performance Sport when first-year USC Creative Arts (Music) student Jamison Kehl holds court at the Sunshine Coast Lightning’s final home game of the season.
8chan's demise is a win against hate, but could drive extremists to the dark web7 August
The news that 8chan, the far-right online community allegedly home to mass shooting manifestos, has been effectively removed from the internet is cause for celebration, but should also make us pause and consider the implications. 8chan has been linked t...
Koala-detecting dogs sniff out flaws in Australia's threatened species protection4 August
In a country like Australia – a wealthy, economically and politically stable nation with multiple environmental laws and comparatively effective governance – the public could be forgiven for assuming that environmental laws are effective in protecting threatened species. But ou...
Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest is the tip of the iceberg: human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing crime12 July
Jeffrey Epstein, a powerfully connected American financier, is facing charges of sex trafficking, bringing underage girls as young as 14 years old into homes in various locations across the US. He reportedly had a network of more than 50 victims...
Nearly 30% of kids experience sibling bullying – as either bully or victim30 June
Australia has invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort into putting in place bullying prevention programs – especially across schools. But what happens when your bully is your own flesh and blood, and lives with you, so you have n...
Our ailing aged care system shows you can't skimp on nursing care26 June
Staff shortages and a lack of training have once again emerged as key issues underpinning the nation’s aged care crisis, as the aged care royal commission hears testimony in Perth. Registered nurse Noleen Hausler shared the experience of her 98-year-ol...
Firepits of the Gods: ancient memories of maar volcanoes3 June
In the heart of Takapuna, north-central Auckland, is a natural lake – Pupuke – while a little way offshore lies the volcanic Rangitoto Island. Long ago, a family of giants lived at Takapuna until one day, ill-advisedly, they insulte...
Eurovision shock: is ironic appreciation now unnecessary as slick singing styles reign?19 May
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was perhaps the most controversial in its more than half a century history. Held in Tel Aviv, calls for boycotts rang out on social media and elsewhere because of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Iceland’s Hatar...
How camp was the Met Gala? Not very8 May
The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute where fashion and celebrity often collide. It always manages to raise eyebrows and this years’ theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” has generated much debate.
Comment expliquer à ses enfants que l’on va divorcer1 May
Bien que certains enfants aient la chance de traverser la séparation de leurs parents sans trop souffrir, la majorité d’entre eux risquent d’être perturbés à court terme, si ce n’est sur une plus longue durée. En tant qu’adulte, vous avez probablemen...
Climate change forced these Fijian communities to move – and with 80 more at risk, here's what they learned30 April
The original Fijian village of Vunidogoloa is abandoned. Houses, now dilapidated, remain overgrown with vegetation. Remnants of an old seawall built to protect the village is a stark reminder of what climate change can do to a community’s home. Vunidogolo...
Nothing to fear? How humans (and other intelligent animals) might ruin the autonomous vehicle utopia28 April
Globally, road crashes kill 1.3 million people a year and injure nearly 50 million more. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been identified as a potential solution to this issue if they can learn to identify and avoid situations leading t...
Farms create lots of data, but farmers don't control where it ends up and who can use it16 April
Most of us are familiar with cases of data being used in ways that go beyond consumer expectations – just think of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. However this is also an issue relevant to Australia’s agricultural sector. Moder...
Of bunyips and other beasts: living memories of long-extinct creatures in art and stories14 April
On many continents during the last ice age, typically from about 50,000 to 12,000 years ago, species of megafauna that had lived there for hundreds of thousands of years became extinct. Comparatively abruptly, it appears, in most instances.
Control, cost and convenience determine how Australians use the technology in their homes8 April
We have access to plenty of technology that can serve us by automating more of our daily lives, doing everything from adjusting the temperature of our homes to (eventually) putting groceries in our fridges. But do we want these advancements...
What parents need to know about the signs of child sexual abuse19 March
Recent events, including the conviction and sentencing of George Pell for sexually abusing two children in the 1990s and the documentary airing allegations about Michael Jackson’s abuse of two young boys, have made prominent the topic of child sexual abuse.
A guide for parents and teachers: what to do if your teenager watches violent footage19 March
The world is reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch. The attack has also raised a number of side issues, including the ethics of broadcasting the live stream of the attack, which was later shared on othe...
How do we save ageing Australians from the heat? Greening our cities is a good start1 March
Heatwaves have killed more Australians than road accidents, fires, floods and all other natural disasters combined. Although recent research shows extreme cold is a worry in some parts of Australia, our hottest summer on record points to more heat-related death...
To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now24 January
Artificial intelligence can play chess, drive a car and diagnose medical issues. Examples include Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Tesla’s self-driving vehicles, and IBM’s Watson. This type of artificial intelligence is referred to as Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) – non-human system...
As work gets more ambiguous, younger generations may be less equipped for it21 January
We work in a world of increasing ambiguity. Over the past few decades technological change and globalisation have fundamentally changed the nature of the “average” job. There is greater competition and higher expectations. We face more situations, projects, task...