More than $80,000 raised so far, thanks to more than 340 generous donors

It's not every day that you get to improve someone's life, and even the future, but G-Day, USC's official giving day, is that day.

Challenging financial circumstances result in many students having to let go of their study goals.

By supporting G-Day, you will be helping those in greatest need to complete their degree and reach their full potential.

All donations are tax deductible and 100% of your gift will go directly towards assisting students with a USC Study Support Bursary.

Follow our fundraising success and see your name added to our G-Day donor list when you give.

So please, give what you can, because giving feels great!

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G-Day events

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Join in G-Day events across the USC campuses on G-Day – Thursday, 16 August 2018

USC Sunshine Coast

Enjoy a free breakfast from 8-11am on the Graduate Walk lawn, between buildings B and K.

Enjoy free massages in the chill out zone, a yummy G-Day breakfast and get in early with your G-Day donation. Proudly supported by UniSuper and other community partners.

USC Caboolture

FREE doughnuts! In the Central Courtyard from 9.30-11.30am.

USC Fraser Coast

G-Day Morning Tea at 11am, location to be advised.

USC Gympie

G-Day Lunch from 12-2pm, outside the common area under the shade sales.

USC SouthBank

G-Day Morning Tea from 10.30-11am, in the Student Commons/kitchen area.

G-Day FAQs

What is G-Day?

G Day is USC's Giving Day, where campuses are alive with activities and events as we celebrate philanthropy and community.

All funds raised on G-Day go to supporting USC students who are struggling financially.

How can I get involved with G-Day?

There are so many ways for USC students, staff and members of the community to be involved with G-Day (Giving Day) activities.

There are opportunities to attend G-Day events, create your own activity, volunteer, donate and participate.

If you would like to organise an activity or volunteer on G-Day, please email: givingday@usc.edu.au.

Are donations to G-Day tax deductible?

Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductable in Australia. Donating online will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. A receipt will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your donation.

Who benefits from G-Day?

All funds raised as part of the USC Giving Day campaign go to students with demonstrated financial need through Study Support Bursaries. This not only benefits the students by enabling them to continue in their study but also creates a cycle of giving in the USC Community.

How much of my donation will help students?

All funds (100%) donated to campaigns such as G-Day go directly to supporting students in need through . The intention is to support students from low socio-economic backgrounds to be able to spend more time on their study and less time in paid employment.

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How will my donation help USC students?

All funds raised on G-Day go to providing Study Support Bursaries to USC students from low socio-economic backgrounds who are struggling financially. This may assist them with the costs of textbooks, food and living expenses while they are studying. It may also allow them to focus more on their study, as they can spend less time in paid employment.

Many bursary recipients say it also gives them the confidence to continue on their study path, knowing that someone believes in them and supports their journey.

Find out more about supporting students at USC and about giving to USC.

Why do students need financial assistance?

While students can defer university fees, for those with limited financial means, it is the challenging task of balancing the time required to study with work demands and family commitments that often becomes too much to manage. The sad fact is that these students have the most to gain from a university education, and it is not their capability but their inability to pay their bills that makes them one of those students who discontinues their studies.

Donations to G-Day will go directly to a Study Support Bursary.

Brooke

Brooke's story

The day I received an email saying I had been chosen to receive a Study Support Bursary, I was in disbelief. I read it over and over again just to make sure I was reading it right and then called my family to share the fantastic news.

I’m extremely grateful and want to say a huge thank you to all those involved in supporting this program at USC. This Bursary has allowed myself and many others, to strive in our studies, without the financial pressures, and take every opportunity that arises because of your generosity.

You have helped students who were on the verge of giving up and have put a smile on their faces, reassuring them everything will be okay.

On behalf of all the USC Study Support Bursary recipients, your kind donations have helped us achieve goals that were unreachable before, and we can’t thank you all enough.

- Brooke

Give now to help more students like Brooke complete their degree.

Emma

Emma's story

My name is Emma and I am an emergency nurse at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. I became a student at USC by chance.

I moved up from Melbourne to get away from domestic violence, a single mum with two small girls, not knowing what I was going to do. I just happened to be at USC one day and got a job working at a café on campus. Students kept asking me what I was studying, but I wasn’t studying anything.

Nursing was something that I had always wanted to do before I left school, but as life does, things went in a different direction.

I eventually applied and was accepted to study nursing at USC. When you decide to do a degree as a mature aged student, financially it is a challenge. It becomes very financially taxing because you can’t work.

Studying full time is all consuming because you are balancing classes, assignments, studying for exams, keeping food on the table, and caring for children.

I was able to do my degree full time because the community provided me with a bursary. This allowed me to focus on my studies and achieve a GPA that made it possible for me to get the job I have now.

If the bursaries weren’t available, I would have had to drop down to part time and would still be trying to do my degree now or I might have had to drop out of uni altogether.

To everyone who has supported students in the past, I’d like to say thank you. You’ve helped me to be where I am and now it’s my turn to give back to the community through my work as an emergency nurse.

- Emma

Give now to help more students like Emma complete their degree.

Emma's story

Brooke's story