Young maths whizzes go into numbers battle16 July
USC has initiated a new challenge to find some of the most innovative young mathematicians from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast.
Gympie students start mid-year study at USC16 July
USC Gympie will welcome more than 60 new students who have opted to start their studies at the halfway point of the academic year.
New students plan new futures at Orientation15 July
Two Danish and Swiss students seeking postgraduate business qualifications, a Brightwater resident hoping to be a physical education teacher and a Melbourne assistant nurse aiming to further his career were among hundreds of enthusiastic faces at USC Orientation today.
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...
USC Caboolture to welcome 260 new students12 July
An Orientation celebration at USC Caboolture on Monday 15 July will welcome about 260 new students who have enrolled to start studying in Semester 2.
USC Sunshine Coast to welcome 1,800 new students12 July
Preparing for university study will be a sweet experience for more than 1,800 new students starting at USC’s Sunshine Coast campus in Semester 2, with a free pancake breakfast to launch Orientation festivities on Monday 15 July.
Local employers a new addition to USC Open Day11 July
In a local first, employers will attend USC’s Open Day at Sunshine Coast campus to talk with prospective students about future careers and work experience opportunities in the region.
USC wants to hear about amazing graduates11 July
People who know USC graduates who are doing great things are urged to nominate them for the University’s Outstanding Alumni Awards.
USC 1996 Society granted excellence award9 July
USC is one of five Australian universities recognised in the 2019 Circle of Excellence awards held by the global Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Creativity and technology collide at USC Art Gallery9 July
The public is invited to experiment with their human senses at a new exhibition at the USC Art Gallery.
Georgia builds engineering career on the Coast8 July
At 22, Georgia Kelly has a USC Honours degree in Civil Engineering and a plum role working on a new 40-hectare island precinct on the Sunshine Coast.
‘Time maps’ exhibition to grow as it progresses5 July
An evocative, research-themed art exhibition that is set to grow as it travels interstate and overseas will open at USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs this week.
Open Day events to focus on Moreton Bay campus5 July
People keen to start studying at USC’s new Moreton Bay campus at Petrie next year can find out all they need to know at one of two USC Open Day events over the next month.
Lightning gives USC’s netball teams a timely boost5 July
USC will have teams competing in both women’s and mixed netball at the UniSport Nationals Division 2 carnival that starts on Monday 8 July.
Researchers to assess impact of dads on children, families4 July
USC researchers have teamed with community organisation Dads Group Inc to investigate the significance of fathers in young children’s lives.
USC appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)2 July
The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed award-winning academic Professor Denise Wood AM as its new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students).
Study finds environmental link to whales in shark nets2 July
The likelihood of humpback whales getting tangled in shark nets off southeast Queensland is higher when a major ocean current meanders closer to shore, USC research has found.
Hard work adds up for karate queen Renae1 July
USC High Performance Student Athlete Renae Saunders has been selected in the Australian Karate Team to compete at the 13th Chito-Ryu International Soke Cup in Canada later this month.
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...
Saving reclusive sun bears the topic of tavern talk27 June
The world’s smallest bear will be the topic of the upcoming Lounge Bar Lecture at Buderim Tavern on Wednesday 3 July from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Scholarship helps Michelle with late start to university27 June
A 49-year-old disability support worker who began university with her daughter is among several USC Fraser Coast students discovering the difference a scholarship can make.
USC to hold Open Day on Sunday 21 July27 June
USC will throw open the doors of its main campus at Sippy Downs for its annual Open Day on Sunday 21 July.
USC graduate scores job at Lightning27 June
USC Arts graduate Mykel Smith has scored a prime role as the newest recruit for Sunshine Coast Lightning.
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...
Study finds frustrated coaches want to be heard26 June
Rugby union coaches in rural and regional areas may feel isolated and disenfranchised from their sport's governing bodies, according to new research by a USC sports academic.
Education the best investment, says Noosa philanthropist25 June
Noosa’s Scott Williams believes education offers a “lifetime return on investment”, which has led to him donating to universities - including USC – for more than 20 years.
USC sparks love for two international students25 June
A student who moved from Jordan to study at USC graduated with more than just a degree – he found the love of his life.
Leonie‘s lyrics to add musical message at USC Open Day21 June
Emerging indie artist Leonie Kingdom will be right at home when she performs during Open Day at USC’s Fraser Coast campus this Sunday.
USC team bound for Indigenous Nationals21 June
Eleven students and two staff members will represent USC at the 2019 Indigenous Nationals competition in Perth..
New USC graduate realises career dream at law firm20 June
When Sarah Coombs discovered Legal Studies in Year 10 at Morayfield State High School, she knew that, one day, she would become a lawyer.
Alec digging new role as Information Technology developer19 June
Alec Frawley always dreamt of becoming a palaeontologist but an elective information technology subject in Grade 10 at Maroochydore State High School took him on a different type of adventure.
Students discover difference scholarships can make19 June
Nineteen deserving students from USC’s Fraser Coast campus have earned a financial boost to help them to achieve their full potential.
Aberrant postures may be causing bone growth in young adults' skulls17 June
Health researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast say the over-use of hand-held technologies has led to an increase in young people developing a bone growth at the back of the skull.
Free course helps Sunshine Coast adults take first steps to uni13 June
A free USC course is offering Sunshine Coast adults the chance to upgrade their academic skills, get a taste of university life and even start planning for a new career.
Free Gympie course helps adults take first steps to university13 June
A free USC course is offering adults in the Gympie region the chance to upgrade their academic skills, get a taste of university life and even start planning for a new career.
Aspiring lawyers bring best arguments to mock trial12 June
Six Legal Studies students from two local high schools showed exceptional confidence and communication skills in USC’s simulated courtroom this week (10 June) at the grand final of the annual Sunshine Coast Schools Mooting Competition.
Changing the way children think about careers12 June
Focusing on careers in primary school might seem early, however more than 450 Sunshine Coast students will soon discover it is the perfect time to explore their future job options.
Academic targets deal a double blow to teachers12 June
Teachers in Australia are working hard to balance academic achievement targets with declining student wellbeing, a new study from the University of the Sunshine Coast has found.
Recovery pool shaping up for elite athletes and community6 June
The latest addition to USC’s impressive sports precinct – a six-lane, 25m recovery and rehabilitation pool – is starting to take shape.
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...
Families urged to develop skills to assist with mental health concerns31 May
A USC survey has found that most Sunshine Coast residents would discuss their mental health concerns with family and friends, despite knowing that these people might not have the skills to help them, while one in five would not tel...
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...
McKeown sets records at Unisport national titles15 May
First-year Education student and USC Spartans swimmer Kaylee McKeown has set four new records at the 2019 UniSport Nationals swimming championships.
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.
USC library named after founding Vice-Chancellor3 May
USC has named one of its most iconic buildings in honour of founding Vice-Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Paul Thomas AM.
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...
USC student athletes score top marks at Aussies24 April
Twenty-six USC students are celebrating winning a huge haul of medals at the recent Australian Surf Life Saving Championships as they aim to make a difference both in and out of the water.
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...
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...
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...