Top students receive $32,000 scholarships2 June 2016
Four high-achieving, first-year students at the University of the Sunshine Coast have each received $32,000 Thompson Excellence scholarships.
Graduate roars into design career with the Lions29 April 2016
University of the Sunshine Coast design graduate Jacob Brewer, 25, of Bracken Ridge, has marked a milestone in his career with a job at the Brisbane Lions.
USC study asks drivers for ‘Fatal Five’ factors29 April 2016
What causes drivers to engage in the kinds of behaviours that lead to crashes? This is the question being asked by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers as they undertake a major new study into the reasons behind the ‘fatal five’ causes of road deaths – fatigue, drink and drug driving, speeding, not wearing seatbelts and driving while distracted.
USC to help get hearts pumping at Expo28 April 2016
University of the Sunshine Coast academics will share the latest research on the best exercise and foods for a healthy heart at the Sunshine Coast Heart Week Expo on Saturday 30 April.
Graduate values move to Bundaberg28 April 2016
Bundaberg’s Ben Harnell is on his way to achieving his goal of becoming a property investment professional after graduating earlier this month from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Dietitian gains jobs, degree and University Medal28 April 2016
A 22-year-old University of the Sunshine Coast medallist is already applying the skills she learned in her Nutrition and Dietetics Honours degree to improve the health of people from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane.
Narangba graduate starts work as journalist28 April 2016
Amy Kadel of Narangba is now breaking news as a print journalist after graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
USC study highlights role of Alzheimer’s carers28 April 2016
Mrs Boyland, who cared for her father for more than five years after his diagnosis with the disease, is keen to highlight the challenges faced by carers by providing them with an opportunity to discuss their experiences.
Bribie Island graduate starts work as Occupational Therapist27 April 2016
A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate has become the first occupational therapist to be employed by a major aged care provider on Bribie Island.
Mental health focus for Gympie Masters graduate27 April 2016
University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Emily Frampton has returned home to Gympie to provide professional health care for adults facing mental health issues.
Student aims to lock in Startup Weekend success27 April 2016
A University of the Sunshine Coast engineering student hopes this weekend’s 2016 Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast will be just the ticket to starting his own business based on the concept of linking receipts with smartphones.
Engineering students lead industry research26 April 2016
Final-year students from the University of the Sunshine Coast are spearheading a collaborative research project with industry and government partners to test an innovative new material for roadmaking.
Acclaimed actor Rachael Maza to visit USC22 April 2016
University of the Sunshine Coast students and staff will have the opportunity to meet one of the country’s top actors and arts makers on Tuesday 26 April.
High-tech drones help to study dangerous surf21 April 2016
A University of the Sunshine Coast Environmental Science graduate believes tiny drones and fixed surf cameras could be the solution to safely measuring the depth of surf zones.
Wamuran graduate lands nursing position21 April 2016
Madison Fredberg of Wamuran has headed to North Queensland for work after completing a Bachelor of Nursing Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Redcliffe USC graduate researches mangroves20 April 2016
A 23-year-old Redcliffe resident examining the importance of mangroves to sustainable land management in coastal regions has graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Year 2s to help train teachers at USC20 April 2016
FIFTY little Year 2 students from Siena Primary School will march across to the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow morning (Thursday 21 April) to teach USC’s pre-service teachers a lesson.
Accounting degree for USC SouthBank student19 April 2016
He lives at Woolloongabba, the home of Brisbane cricket, and loves playing as an all-rounder for his local club, but Pakistan’s Farhan Ahmed found himself on another good wicket when he enrolled at the University of the Sunshine Coast in early 2014.
Graduates cross paths on international journey19 April 2016
A shared passion for teaching and travel has led to two University of the Sunshine Coast graduates working just one floor apart in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.
Deception Bay student becomes engineer19 April 2016
A desire to contribute to innovative ideas in urban development has resulted in Deception Bay’s Shelbi Paterson graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Gympie graduate has grand designs19 April 2016
A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate from Gympie is now relishing the opportunity to create a range of multi-media marketing material that will encourage people to pursue higher education.
USC and Council meet to focus on higher education18 April 2016
Increasing opportunities for higher education in the Fraser Coast will be the focus of a high-level meeting in Hervey Bay tomorrow (Tuesday 19 April).
Sweet success for Bundaberg graduate18 April 2016
A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate with a passion for tourism is helping to grow the conference and events market in her home city of Bundaberg.
USC scientist named as Aussie sport ‘champion’18 April 2016
The Australian Sports Foundation has named University of the Sunshine Coast academic and Paralympic swimming legend Brendan Burkett as one of 12 ‘Australian sporting champions’ to support its work developing young athletes.
Federal Education Minister visits USC Fraser Coast15 April 2016
The Fraser Coast campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast has hosted a visit by Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham.
Spartans make a splash at national championships15 April 2016
The fledgling USC Spartans swimming team has made the rest of Australia sit up and take notice by finishing third on points at the 2016 National Swimming Championships that finished in Adelaide last night.
USC to host 2016 Northern University Games15 April 2016
The University of the Sunshine Coast is gearing up to welcome almost 2,000 athletes involved in 17 sports when it helps stage the 2016 Northern University Games from 3-7 July.
USC program turns life around for young mother14 April 2016
A young Gympie mother who left school at the end of Year 10 is a step closer to her goal of becoming a financial planner with the help of a University of the Sunshine Coast support scheme.
Sense of destiny in starting nursing degree13 April 2016
Nursing runs in the blood of Gympie’s Arleen Broad who believes she was born to be a nurse – it just took her several years of working different jobs to realise it.
Call for more sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll on stage13 April 2016
A leading New Zealand-based theatre director and playwright is delving into the science of the future as part of a Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
USC scholarship will open doors for Karla12 April 2016
An overseas study placement is one of the many options being considered by University of the Sunshine Coast Science Deans Scholars student Karla van Huyssteen who has been awarded a prestigious Renouf Family Scholarship.
$20,000 scholarship to Nanango student12 April 2016
Isobel Tonkin of Nanango has received a prestigious $20,000 scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Research reveals the sharp sex lives of snails12 April 2016
Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are hoping to reduce the agricultural damage caused by snail infestations following a breakthrough discovery into the animals’ mating habits.
Research partnership to deliver regional benefits11 April 2016
Studies into whether the Sunshine Coast is an ideal place to start a new business and what impacts climate change is having on our coastal areas are among five projects earmarked to receive grants from a new local research funding scheme.
Young mum is USC’s first STEMM graduate7 April 2016
Mooloolaba resident Tamarah Randell will today become the first young mother from Burnside High’s award-winning STEMM program to graduate from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Design guru to receive Honorary Doctorate7 April 2016
The University of the Sunshine Coast will recognise one of Australia’s most well-known creative minds with an Honorary Doctorate at the graduation ceremony tomorrow (Friday 8 April).
USC scientist selected for AusTrade mission to Brazil7 April 2016
A University of the Sunshine Coast scientist who is developing tests to diagnose the mosquito-borne Zika virus and other viruses will be part of a special research delegation to travel to Brazil and Colombia next week.
Graduates told: 'hold on to your hats'6 April 2016
Almost 1,000 University of the Sunshine Coast graduates will take home a piece of history after this week’s ceremonies – their special 20th anniversary trenchers.
USC Law School founders to receive awards6 April 2016
The academics who led the introduction of a suite of Law degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast will become Emeritus Professors of the University this week.
Torres Strait Island artist to receive USC honour6 April 2016
A renowned Torres Strait Island artist whose work is displayed at the University of the Sunshine Coast will receive an Honorary Doctorate at a graduation ceremony on Thursday April 7.
Students weigh in to bridge-building contest5 April 2016
Fourteen teams of Engineering students have used raw pasta, string and superglue to produce entries for this year’s Spaghetti Bridge Competition at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Wednesday 6 April).
Simulated heart attacks all in a day's work for graduate5 April 2016
Making fake wounds and programming simulated heart attacks are all part of the job for University of the Sunshine Coast graduate nurse Crystel Schuchmann.
USC academic heads health nexus4 April 2016
Ensuring the Fraser Coast has the best health care possible is a top focus for a University of the Sunshine Coast lecturer who leads an innovative program for the region’s health care workers and students.
Career soars for USC Chancellor’s Medallist4 April 2016
A former Caboolture school student who reached for the stars as a circus aerial artist in the United States in his 20s has soared into a nursing career on the Sunshine Coast in his 30s, with his award-winning university success leading to a hospital job.