Alec digging new role as IT 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.
Tech use causing 'horn-like' bone growth in young people17 June
Health researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast say the over-use of smartphones and hand-held technologies has led to an increase in young people developing a “horn-like” 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.
Degree brings dream career for stay-at-home mum12 June
After what she calls a 20-year gap year to raise a family, new USC Accounting graduate Belinda Hall finally has the career she has always wanted.
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.
Coast to host global food marketing symposium11 June
Top food marketing academics from around the world will use an event at USC on the Sunshine Coast as an opportunity to sample some of the tastiest local fare.
Crime-fighting graduate wins national business award10 June
A USC double graduate fighting major federal crimes such as people smuggling, cyber attacks and child exploitation has won a national business women’s award.
USC names winners of high school contests10 June
Things are certainly looking up for teams of students from Genesis Christian College and Narangba Valley State High School after they triumphed in USC Caboolture’s annual film and business competitions recently.
Game time for Gympie’s future designers7 June
USC’s Gympie campus will host a free two-day bootcamp for aspiring game designers on 22-23 June.
USC launches sexual violence prevention research unit7 June
A new unit at the University of the Sunshine Coast that is bringing together global research to help prevent sexual violence will be officially launched on Monday 10 June.
Gift of the gab offers insight into ancient climate change6 June
USC Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn will reveal his new research on ancient stories that offer an insight in to how humans responded to rising sea levels more than 7,000 years ago – and what we can learn from this in 2019 – as part of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland’s public lecture series.
Uni life and career options in spotlight at Open Day6 June
Fraser Coast residents considering higher education as their next step have the chance to hear from others who have taken many different paths to university – and are now making their career dreams a reality.
USC research boost thanks to local Rotarians6 June
Three talented USC postgraduate students have been given a financial boost thanks to the Rotary University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund.
Nursing students provide health pitstop6 June
More than a dozen USC Nursing Science students will support the Australian Men’s Shed Association ‘Spanner In The Works’ campaign by carrying out free health screening checks for local blokes as part of Men’s Health Week (10–16 June).
Tengfei’s keen to build strength in Aussie timber research6 June
A Chinese research student has chosen USC as his top pick over research institutions around the world to undertake his Doctor of Philosophy in Wood Processing, based at the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life.
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.
Event brings together USC students and employers5 June
Students gearing up to graduate this year from two of USC’s most popular degrees have gained vital job information direct from some of the biggest employers in their industry.
Students to install sea bin for cleaner ocean5 June
They are cleaning up Fraser Coast beaches and now a group of USC students want to do the same for the ocean with a plan to use a large floating rubbish bin to remove tonnes of marine litter – including tiny, harmful plastics.
Electric cars plug in at USC as solar project enters final stage4 June
New car park covers have been fitted with hundreds of solar panels that are almost ready to be switched on at the University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs campus.
2,000 teens on campus to try out future jobs4 June
Almost 2,000 Year 10 students will experiment with future careers at USC Sunshine Coast this week, from bandaging ‘patients’ and designing computer games to building spectrometers and testing sweet and sour senses.
Snowflakes on eyelashes for students on Arctic trip4 June
USC student Kristin Emanuelsen isn’t batting an eyelid at the Sunshine Coast’s start to winter after spending two months in temperatures more than 30 degrees below zero in Canada.
Free course helps adults take first steps to university3 June
A free USC course is offering adults in the Caboolture region the chance to upgrade their academic skills, get a taste of university life and even start planning for a new career.
Students eye up Arana Hills site for hub ‘revamp’3 June
A busy area at Arana Hills could be revitalised as a family-friendly community hub, if ideas from a group of USC students gain traction.
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 tell anyone if they had depression.
Expert comment: Whale season due soon29 May
Queensland’s spectacular whale season is on the horizon, and USC experts are available to comment on the annual phenomenon.
Grey matter research could be blueprint for new stress treatments29 May
A new book based on 10 years of collaborative brain research by two professors from the University of Sydney and the University of the Sunshine Coast aims to become a blueprint for improving the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).