Vet who studies beach wildlife earns Chancellor’s Medal30 September 2014
A veterinary surgeon whose love for the region’s beaches and wildlife has inspired her to excel in her studies will receive the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal when she graduates from USC.
Three new degrees for aspiring psychologists29 September 2014
The popularity of the study of psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast has prompted three new degrees for 2015.
Research into who shares views about online news29 September 2014
USC academics from two different disciplines are collaborating in a bid to establish which personality types are more likely to think their views on the news are worth sharing.
USC Spartans to contest Australian titles26 September 2014
Fifty-eight athletes will compete for University of the Sunshine Coast glory in 10 team and individual sports when the Australian University Games starts on Sunday 28 September.
Conference at USC to help Coast ‘take action’25 September 2014
The annual Sunshine Coast Futures Conference, to be hosted by USC on Friday 7 November, aims to help the region act on critical issues affecting its future, focusing on business, community, education and health.
University to present its first Law bursaries25 September 2014
USC will present its first Law bursaries, two awards valued at $5,000 each, at its annual Semester 2 Scholarships Presentation Ceremony on Friday 26 September.
New USC degree puts Criminology in spotlight25 September 2014
Increasing interest in the policies, research and practices surrounding the prevention and detection of crime has helped prompt USC to offer a Bachelor degree focused on criminology.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen arrives at USC25 September 2014
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen has arrived at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where it will provide community-based cooking classes for the next 10 weeks.
A pathway to university for all Gympie residents25 September 2014
This summer USC will offer free Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) courses at its Gympie campus for those who want to take the first steps towards studying at university.
USC to launch Animal Ecology degree in 201524 September 2014
USC will offer its first full Animal Ecology degree next year to meet student demand for extensive, hands-on fieldwork involving local fauna ranging from marine invertebrates to land animals.
Former Council planner to become Senior Fellow24 September 2014
A passionate advocate for environmentally responsible urban planning will become an Honorary Senior Fellow at USC's Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 2 October.
USC honours distinguished public servant24 September 2014
A former Director-General of four different Queensland Government departments, Jim Varghese AM, will become an Honorary Senior Fellow of USC at its graduation ceremony on Thursday 2 October.
Academic suggests building digital bridge to China23 September 2014
A USC academic has come up with an innovative proposal to use ‘digital bridges’ to span the geographical and cultural divides between sister cities around the world.
New USC degrees target health industry jobs23 September 2014
A suite of new health degrees to be offered at USC in 2015 will help graduates prevent and fight disease in the community and globally.
Future water engineer scoops $10,000 scholarship23 September 2014
USC student Jake Briggs of Brightwater last week took a giant step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a water infrastructure engineer.
Degree uses supply chain to boost business22 September 2014
USC will introduce an innovative Business degree in 2015 providing new skills needed for success in today’s changing, globalised environment, with a focus on local industries.
Donor lays further groundwork for USC students22 September 2014
A perennial supporter of USC has embraced an initiative that will recognise graduates and inspire future students of the Coast’s own university as it prepares to turn 20 in 2016.
Technology supports careers of Midwifery students19 September 2014
Two USC Midwifery students have been invited to tell a national conference about their pioneering use of online portfolios to follow the progress of women they support through pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care.
Three USC staff earn $10,000 national awards18 September 2014
Three USC staff will soon receive Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).
New property law expert drives new degree18 September 2014
Property law expert Professor Pamela O’Connor has joined USC's Law School as it prepares to introduce a new combined degree in Laws and Property Economics and Development in 2015.
Education academic publishes book on literacy17 September 2014
A USC academic who specialises in educating teachers on how to help students who have reading comprehension and learning difficulties has published a book on literacy that calls for more involvement from parents.
$50,000 for USC’s top Engineering students17 September 2014
Almost $50,000 in scholarships, prizes and bursaries will be presented to the best and brightest Engineering students at USC tomorrow evening.
Psychology student is a finalist in new art prize16 September 2014
An artwork by USC Psychology student Jessica Doak and her brother, Matt, is a finalist in the inaugural Sunshine Coast New Media Art Prize.
Enactus president to attend major event in China16 September 2014
A USC student who hopes to one day run her own event management business has won an all-expenses paid trip to a major international conference in the Beijing Olympics precinct.
Researcher says video games can empower girls11 September 2014
A USC researcher is investigating how video games might promote positive female identity during play and deliver affirmative outcomes in the lives of teenage girls.
Wood design exhibition to open at USC Gallery11 September 2014
An exhibition of recent works by well-known sculptor, timber artist and furniture-maker Ross Annels will open at USC Gallery on Thursday 18 September at 6.30pm.
Social Work students make Indigenous connection11 September 2014
A study tour to the mountainous American state of Wyoming has helped Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from USC gain insights into the education and culture of another indigenous people.
Early childhood education career beckons Suzanne10 September 2014
Suzanne Wingfield of Bray Park is pursuing her lifelong dream of working with children by studying a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at USC.
New app reveals hidden gems of USC campus9 September 2014
From eye-catching art installations and award-winning buildings to bike hubs and sporting facilities, the diverse features of the fast-growing USC campus at Sippy Downs are revealed in a new mobile application.
Research inspires big dreams for barramundi9 September 2014
An academic from USC has been recognised for her research into the Australian farmed barramundi industry.
Student writer researches sex in teen novels4 September 2014
A Doctor of Creative Arts student at USC is writing a novel that aims to show how sexuality can be portrayed responsibly to teenage readers – without being too preachy.
Early offer scheme brings peace of mind to Year 12s4 September 2014
Imagine finishing Year 12 exams and heading off to schoolies safe in the knowledge that you have a guaranteed university offer for next year.
Fresh look at our beaches and climate change4 September 2014
Coast residents will be encouraged to see the opportunities climate change could create and to view our treasured sandy beaches as thriving ecosystems at a fascinating free public lecture at University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 16 September.
Journalism student scoops coveted Clarion Award2 September 2014
USC has continued its great record of success at Queensland’s premier journalism awards, the Clarion Awards, with final-year student Nicole Madden claiming a coveted prize on Saturday night.
Carpark ceremony signals launch of new $32,000 scholarships2 September 2014
An official sod turning ceremony at the USC last Friday has signalled the start of two major projects that will bring significant benefits to students for decades to come.