USC Stadium redevelopment progressing well25 March
Work to expand USC Stadium’s seating capacity by 50 percent is progressing well, with the $9million redevelopment project on track for completion within two months.
Melanoma survivors face increased risk of further cancer, new study finds22 March
Ground-breaking research from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Cancer Council Queensland, has revealed that people who have survived an in situ melanoma are at increased risk of developing another cancer, not necessarily another melanoma.
Ninja warrior Amy seeks perfect balance22 March
Australian Ninja Warrior semi-finalist and USC Nursing Science student Amy Stephenson knows more than most about achieving balance while aiming high.
Wynnum school-leaver awarded scholarship to study medical science21 March
Wynnum’s Joshua Dean has swapped one beachside location for another to study a Bachelor of Medical Science (Accelerated) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with the assistance of USC’s highest scholarship honour.
Bundaberg student to build career with scholarship21 March
USC’s highest scholarship honour has been presented to Bundaberg State High School graduate Indy Burt.
Mackay scholarship winner makes move to USC21 March
One of Mackay’s top school leavers has taken the first steps towards a career in medicine, starting at the University of the Sunshine Coast with the help of a Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship.
Exhibition highlights artistry of Aussie women21 March
The creativity and skill of Australian women artists is celebrated in an exhibition on show at the USC Art Gallery from 21 March to 11 May.
Students gain Thompson Excellence Scholarships21 March
Six high-achieving, first-year students have received USC's prestigious Thompson Excellence Scholarships, valued at up to $32,000 each.
Scholarship recognition for Caloundra future doctor21 March
A desire to help others as a medical practitioner drew Caloundra’s Tom Rosenthal to USC’s Bachelor of Medical Science, and now he’s being helped by generous benefactors, awarded USC’s most prestigious scholarship – a Thompson Excellence Scholarship.
Prestigious scholarship for aspiring entrepreneur21 March
After taking a gap year to travel through Canada, undertake work experience in three different industries and work in the real estate sector, Ilkley’s Oscar Noble has begun a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with the help of an esteemed US...
Burnside State High graduates honoured with top university scholarship21 March
Two Burnside State High School graduates have been awarded USC’s highest scholarship honour, the Thompson Excellence Scholarship.
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...
Scientists find better way to treat koala chlamydia19 March
Koalas can recover fully from chlamydia with half the antibiotic treatment they currently receive, a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast has found.
USC study seeks insights into suicide prevention19 March
With suicide rates in the Fraser Coast above the state average, USC has partnered with the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to improve access to help for people at risk of taking their own lives.
Research aims to strengthen parent-child bond18 March
A clinical psychologist and mother of two young children has developed a free online program as part of her PhD at USC to help parents build happier, healthier bonds with their children.
Vice-Chancellor announces planned retirement18 March
USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill has announced he will retire next year after leading the University through a decade of rapid expansion.
Music students to premiere song celebrating diversity13 March
Up to a dozen USC Creative Industries students have written an original song they will perform live as an anthem for Harmony Week festivities.
Seaweed science behind ‘Moreton Bae’ brew12 March
Scientists from USC are hoping a beer brewed with “sea lettuce” from Moreton Bay will drive new interest in seaweed as a nutritious, tasty and locally-grown resource.
Clinical trial of treatment for ‘surfer’s eye’11 March
A condition called pterygium – also known as “surfer’s eye” – is now in the sights of USC’s Clinical Trials Centre, which has joined an international trial of a non-surgical treatment for the ailment.
Zoologist and nurse speak at Women’s Day event8 March
A lively discussion on gender representation in the fields of science and nursing was the highlight of USC Fraser Coast’s International Women’s Day Lunch on Friday 8 March.
USC program gave Liam the write start to university7 March
Aspiring Hervey Bay journalist Liam Bland believes starting a degree while still in high school helped him write his way to early success when he began full-time university.
Lauren gets early start to Animal Ecology degree7 March
A decision to study university subjects while still in high school has given a career head start to aspiring wildlife biologist Lauren Zeglio from Brighton.
Senior school students can try university early6 March
High school students interested in gaining an early start to university can attend a free Headstart information evening at USC’s Sunshine Coast campus on Thursday 21 March.
History and futures academic releases Next Big Thing6 March
A USC academic passionate about teaching and researching world history and sustainable futures will launch his second book of poetry from 12pm tomorrow, Thursday 7 March, at the USC Art Gallery on campus at Sippy Downs.
University launches new safety and security system6 March
USC has launched a new integrated safety and security system, called SafeUSC, to boost wellbeing and safety across its growing campuses.
Tim Fairfax scholarship winner means business6 March
The daughter of South Burnett graziers will undertake a Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Events Management) with the support of another family from the land through an esteemed bursary for regional and remote students.
Noosa surfing survey data ready to share5 March
Who surfs at Noosa and what keeps them coming? USC “surfonomics” students are ready to share the results of their recent research into this topic.
Long road to medical school for former auto electrician5 March
A USC Paramedic Science graduate has gained a place with Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program being offered for the first time on the Sunshine Coast this year.
Enviro focus appeals to engineering graduate4 March
Josh Craven, 23, has engineered his ideal career building sustainable energy solutions.
Fight against mosquitoes reaches a batty milestone4 March
Disease-carrying mosquitoes in the Wide Bay will soon have 1000 good reasons to be very afraid.
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...
Scholarship helps Annabelle make her move1 March
Hervey Bay’s Annabelle Healy has had her heart set on becoming a midwife since she was a child, and now a special USC scholarship is helping her live away from home as she chases that goal.
Hard-working Hollie rewarded with major scholarship28 February
Bundaberg’s Hollie Cooper has been awarded one of USC’s most prestigious scholarships for first-year students.
Scholarships help student athletes28 February
Nine outstanding USC student athletes have shared in $62,000 in scholarships to help them achieve both academic and sporting goals at the same time.
Local volunteers sought for Alzheimer’s research28 February
Sunshine Coast residents who are 65 years or older are being called on to take part in a new research study that aims to identify early brain changes that could signal the development of Alzheimer’s dementia.
USC write choice for $20,000 scholarship recipient27 February
Keen writer Tamika Francis was on the right track for university in Year 11 when she completed two Headstart courses at USC.
Keeley runs towards scholarship opportunity26 February
An impressive sporting and academic track record has won a far north Queensland school leaver a prestigious Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarship to study at USC.
Laura starts Nursing degree at USC Caboolture22 February
A 17-year-old Morayfield student has chosen USC Caboolture as her launch pad to a career in nursing.
Robot research to reduce isolation of elderly22 February
USC is one of two Australian universities involved in global research into the use of Giraff and Double robots to improve the mental and physical health of older people who want to stay living in their own homes.
Coeliac disease vaccine trial enters second phase19 February
USC’s Clinical Trials Centre is about to begin stage two of research into an experimental vaccine that aims to improve the lives of those with coeliac disease by ‘switching off’ the immune response to gluten.
USC celebrates Australia Day Honours recipients27 January
Four people associated with USC have been recognised with national awards for community-minded dedication that has delivered huge boosts to health, conservation and the visual arts.
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...
National curriculums don't always work for rural and regional schools9 January
In the past decade, federal government agencies and their state regulators have packaged most things in education in Australia. Big education decisions, like what to teach and what should be tested, are largely made in capital cities. These moves hav...
USC has continued to forge ahead in 201821 December 2018
USC has continued to forge ahead in 2018, celebrating a string of achievements and standing out as one of Australia’s fastest-growing universities.
VR technology gives new meaning to ‘holidaying at home’. But is it really a substitute for travel?14 October 2018
As virtual reality technology improves, it creates new opportunities for travellers seeking new experiences. This is the latest instalment of our series exploring how technology is changing tourism. Tourism is often about seeking deeper emotional and personal connections with th...
Explainer: what does it mean to be 'cisgender'?18 September 2018
As a term and concept, “transgender” is now firmly embedded in common parlance and popular consciousness. In Australia in the last few weeks alone there have been major news stories about transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey; Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comment...
How much plastic does it take to kill a turtle? Typically just 14 pieces13 September 2018
We know there is a lot of plastic in the ocean, and that turtles (and other endangered species) are eating it. It is not uncommon to find stranded dead turtles with guts full of plastic. But we weren’t really sur...
Why it's time to end the policy limbo threatening Australian children's TV5 September 2018
Two Australian children’s TV programs, First Day and What’s It Like To Experience a Disability?, won prestigious Prix Jeunesse awards in May. Both were commissoned by the ABC’s children’s channel ABC ME. Both remind us that Australian children’s television consistentl...
How to tell your child you're getting divorced22 August 2018
This is part of a package on Parenting after Divorce. Read the other articles in the series here. While some kids may be lucky enough to skate through their parents’ separation relatively unscathed, the majority are going to suffer a...
Giants: why we needed them7 August 2018
Think of any sizeable water gap. It might be that between you and the island many kilometres off the coast, a place like Kangaroo Island (South Australia) or Sri Lanka as viewed from nearby India. It might be th...
When is it OK to call an ambulance?31 July 2018
When would you call 000 for an ambulance? When a fall results in a nasty fracture? Concern that labour is progressing so rapidly that you’ll give birth before you can get to hospital? Weakness from prolonged vomiting and diarrhoea...
Explainer: the difference between being transgender and doing drag26 July 2018
Australian icon Barry Humphries has been widely criticised for again making anti-trans statements. In an interview, Humphries said that being transgender is “a fashion — how many different kinds of lavatory can you have? And it’s pretty evil when it’...
Prawn white spot virus, and how we tracked down its source in Asia3 July 2018
This week Four Corners aired Outbreak – an investigation into alleged “quarantine failures putting the Australian economy at risk”. The story in part reviewed how a pathogen known as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) had decimated prawn farm...
We can design better intersections that are safer for all users11 June 2018
This is the sixth article in our series, Moving the Masses, about managing the flow of crowds of individuals, be they drivers or pedestrians, shoppers or commuters, birds or ants. A major issue for road safety is collisions at intersection...
Trolls, fanboys and lurkers: understanding online commenting culture shows us how to improve it3 June 2018
Do you call that a haircut? I hope you didn’t pay for it. Oh please this is rubbish, you’re a disgrace to yourself and your profession. These are just two examples of comments that have followed articles I have writte...
A new, data-based checklist to help boost women in science leadership30 May 2018
Gender equity in academic science may seem like a pipe dream, with the percentage of scientific leadership positions held by women in institutions a mere 5-20% However, new data from science societies – the professional associations that brin...
It's OK to skip your period while on the pill16 May 2018
ON THE PILL: In this seven-part series we explore the history, myths, side-effects and alternatives of the pill, and why it’s the most popular form of contraception in Australia. The pill is the most common form of contraception in Australia...
Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet – how a geographer began mining myths29 March 2018
So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? Think again. The science of “geomythology” is breathing new life into such stories. The Loch Ness Monster and other folk tales might not be pure fiction, but actually based on memorie...