Graduate keen to use gaming for good
28 September - One of the first students to graduate from USC’s Bachelor of Serious Games says he’s found his calling – and his community.
Athletes claim medals, set records at nationals
28 September - USC’s student athletes have returned home from the UniSport Australia National Championships with a swag of medals and even some games records.
Community builder to receive new USC award
27 September - Sunshine Coast entrepreneur and philanthropist John Shadforth to receive a new honorary award at the graduation ceremony on Friday 28 September.
Psychology graduate earns top honour
27 September - USC Psychology student Helen Hall will receive the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal at her graduation ceremony on Friday 28 September for her research into the growing epidemic of parental loneliness and for her extensive volunteer work to help alleviate it.
Lizard tails could be key to off-road robots
26 September - Robots could one day have tails and navigate obstacles, says a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast who has been studying the way lizards run in slow-motion.
Chance to try out USC’s Executive MBA
26 September - Business professionals are invited to sample USC’s Executive Master of Business Administration degree at a ‘Try EMBA for a Day’ on Friday 19 October.
Gympie nurse earns prestigious USC medal
25 September - A mother-of-three who almost did not start university because she felt she had left her run at a nursing career too late will this week be awarded USC’s highest honour for a graduating student.
Graduation marks new era for USC research
25 September - The next generation of researchers is set to graduate from USC this week, with 32 Higher Degree by Research students receiving awards.
Uni decision gives Peta a life she never imagined
25 September - When Hervey Bay mother-of-four Peta Reader addresses the crowd on behalf of students at a USC graduation ceremony next week, she will reflect on an inspiring educational journey.
Academic has big plans for tourism on the Sunshine Coast
24 September - A globally-recognised tourism academic has made the Sunshine Coast his new research base, recently taking on the role of USC’s Associate Dean (Research).
USC earns five stars for its equity efforts
24 September - USC has been recognised for supporting the study dreams of people from disadvantaged backgrounds, earning a new five-star rating for equity.
USC Moreton Bay starts to take shape
21 September - The impressive foundation building of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new campus at Petrie is starting to take shape.
Trolls don’t get job roles, employers say
20 September - Internet trolls beware – employers believe the most unprofessional behaviour online is the use of social media to intentionally harm others.
Fraser Island App helps users explore and learn
19 September - The University of the Sunshine Coast has officially launched a free app for K’gari-Fraser Island ahead of the royal visit by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and in time for an influx of school holiday visitors.
‘Mrs Robinson effect’ skews public perception of abuse
18 September - The public’s false beliefs about child sexual abuse perpetrated by females is preventing victims from coming forward, says a Queensland criminology expert.
Strawberry recall: Customer behaviour expert available to speak with media
18 September - The $500 million strawberry industry is in the media spotlight following reports of strawberries contaminated with metal sewing needles.
Rock lobster could unlock genetics of kids’ kidneys
18 September - Cutting-edge genetic research into changing the sex of rock lobsters could hold the key to a PhD graduate from the University of the Sunshine Coast helping find a cure for a deadly children’s kidney disease.
Sports study focus for Girls Academy visit to USC
18 September - Learning about future careers in sport was high on the agenda for a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from Urangan State High School’s Girls Academy when they visited USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs on Monday.
Fulbright scholar to lead Queensland road safety team
17 September - A Fulbright Senior Scholar is moving to USC to lead a new state-wide road safety research team from the Sunshine Coast.
Plastic proves lethal to sea turtles
14 September - The risk that plastic pollution poses to the world’s declining sea turtle populations has been quantified for the first time.
R U OK Day: USC experts available for comment
13 September - R U OK Day is Thursday 17 September, a day which encourages Australians to connecting meaningfully with people around us who may be struggling with life.
Geographer to deliver public lecture on peacebuilding
13 September - A geography expert who has contributed to achieving sustainable peace in divided societies across the South Pacific and South East Asia will deliver a free public lecture at USC on Tuesday 25 September.
USC sport scientist to lead swim team to Tokyo
13 September - A USC academic who led the Australian team into the stadium as an athlete at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games has put his hand up again to lead the way towards success at the Tokyo Games in 2020.
Clothing executive claims USC alumni award
13 September - A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate who has led the global expansion of European clothing giant Mango for the past seven years has claimed the title of USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2018.
USC to announce outstanding alumni for 2018
12 September - USC will present its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards on Wednesday 12 September at a free event on campus starting 6pm.
Graduate makes mark in world of global business
12 September - A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate who heads human resources for an international firm’s operations in India, the Middle East and Africa has been named one of Norway’s best young leaders.
Climate change migration causing more problems
12 September - Farmers migrating from their communities in South East Asia to escape financial problems caused by climate change may be leaving their families in a poverty trap, a sustainability researcher has found.
Royal visit: USC experts available for comment
11 September - Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will visit Fraser Island on their tour of Australia next month.
Social worker to take caring ethos into classrooms
11 September - After a decade working in frontline child protection, Hervey Bay's Tanya Jackson is planning to transition her skills from social work to the school environment.
USC projects to open global opportunities
11 September - From mapping flora and fauna in the heart of Borneo to assessing the impact of solar power in the slums of India, more than 150 USC students will soon gain valuable work and study experiences in the Indo-Pacific region.
Journalism student scoops State media award
10 September - USC student Tayla Larsen is now officially the most outstanding journalism student in Queensland after winning a prestigious Clarion Award.
Endowment to honour work of U3A founder
6 September - The University of the Sunshine Coast received a $25,000 endowment in honour of a woman who was one of the region’s strongest advocates of lifelong learning.
Engineering students to tackle GovHack challenge
6 September - A team of university engineering students will be among those spending this weekend inventing new solutions with open government data.
Student support group to tackle mental health
6 September - After years of her own mental health struggles, USC Caboolture student Chloe Bochow is determined to help others dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.
Love sends mountain guide soaring on new path
6 September - Following his heart has taken Himalayan mountain bike guide Jay Lama from riding among the highest peaks in the world to studying nursing at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.
Women artists explore ritual in USC exhibition
6 September - An exhibition by women artists who have all explored the transformative potential of ritual will open at the USC Art Gallery on Friday 14 September.
USC student is Australia’s Law Student of the Year
5 September - University of the Sunshine Coast final-year student Michael Jefferies has been named Australia’s Law Student of the Year for 2018.
USC leaps at chance to partner with Brisbane Bullets
5 September - Basketball will become the next high-performance sport in the spotlight at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with USC now the official university partner of NBL club Brisbane Bullets.