Get insight into student life at USC, straight from our students. Our student blogs have been written by current, past and future USC students, covering a broad range of topics. You'll find articles on internships, field work, university events, employment and also general student and study-related advice.
Scandinavian Study Semester
20 November - While studying Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv, I have received my fair share of rain, hail and shine (or snow and gale force winds in my case).
Tips for a great summer break
10 November - USC student Jackson Dickfos shares his pearls of wisdom on how to celebrate the end of Year 12.
The right balance
8 November - Time management is one of the most important skills you’ll need at university.
18 July - Bianca discovered a love for writing as early as primary school and knew pretty early-on she wanted to consider making a living as an author.
Second time lucky for USC graduate Nathan
19 June - For recent USC graduate Nathan L’Estrange, the journey to getting a degree was not always smooth sailing.
Smashing ideas at Woodford Folk Festival
9 January - What's it like to be a writer at one of the world’s most renowned folk arts festivals? USC creative writing student Bianca Millroy shares how four days of work experience can open your mind and plant a seed for the future.
Exam time is scram time!
21 October 2016 - With exams right around the corner it's important to relax and de-stress, here are some simple tips on how.
Designing an intern
4 October 2016 - You know the saying “everything happens for a reason,” well my internship experience was truly an example of that quote.
The Animal Ecology Experience
17 September 2016 - I have never been what you would call an “outdoorsy” type, so it probably came as a bit of a shock to my friends and family that I chose to study a Bachelor of Animal Ecology! I was told this degree involved a lot of hands-on fieldwork which wasn’t quite what I had in mind — but it sure has been an amazing and worthwhile journey!
The Ultimate Relaxation Guide
16 September 2016 - When life gets in the way: particularly during times of increased workloads, assessment due dates, and study breaks, we sometimes forget to take care of our own health and happiness.
Hitting the nail on the head
25 August 2016 - The journey to become an Engineer is long, difficult and often challenging.
Order in the court!
16 August 2016 - Wowee, 2016 has already been a massive year for me and it’s only half way done.
Join the club!
12 August 2016 - Want to get more involved in your USC experience? Join the club! Here we delve deeper into all the clubs, associations, teams, groups, programs and societies USC has to offer.
A food lover's guide to USC
19 July 2016 - There’s one thing that all uni students seem to be able to do successfully… eat! If it was a uni course, a lot of us would be getting HD’s.
To switch or not to switch?
16 June 2016 - So, what exactly are your options when you aren’t sure about your degree? Generally, there are two choices: stay in your degree, or switch to another.
10 things to do on the Sunny Coast during the uni break
1 June 2016 - Here are the top 10 cheap activities to enjoy over your break, and I say cheap because the majority of us are poor and eat two-minute noodles for dinner.
Exams. Chill? Or no chill?
18 May 2016 - There's only a few singular loaded words that can strike fear in a student's heart.
The Uni Accommodation Experience
12 May 2016 - If you have never lived at Uni Central or Varsity, then you’re missing out on what you think it’s like living out of home for the first time.
Transitioning Into Adulthood
3 May 2016 - I was just a timid 18-year-old, fresh out of high school trying to discover what career path I should take, list of subjects I should choose, and learning how to adjust to life as a uni student.
The Facts and Myths of University Life
28 April 2016 - Exactly one year ago I waited in nervous anticipation for my first day on campus.
Q&A with Arts Honours graduate, Jarna
8 April 2016 - We had the chance to catch up recently with Honours student Jarna Baudinette just before graduation.
Learning and Loving Life
7 April 2016 - While the lecturers and tutors at USC made my study enjoyable, it was the uni community that stands out in my memory.
Experience Comes with Experiencing
5 April 2016 - I studied a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at USC.
Stay Healthy Sunshine Coast!
16 February 2016 - Aside from leaving me flat broke and with an empty tank, unhealthy eating, funnily enough, makes you feel unhealthy.
Settling into the Sunshine Coast
8 February 2016 - After graduating high school in 2013, I had a gap year working full time to prepare myself for all the expenses that come with relocating.
Evelyn Lands 'Perfect' Water Quality Job!
13 January 2016 - My Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree and minor in Coastal and Marine Systems helped to prepare for getting the job with Seqwater.
Advertising Students on Tour - Take us to Shanghai!
15 December 2015 - After a long couple of flights filled with movie-watching and excitement, we arrived in Shanghai with a little bit of a culture shock.
Unchartered Land: Career World! By Yr 11 intern Jasmin Graves
3 December 2015 - I’m finishing Year 11 at Matthew Flinders Anglican College and work experience week was strategically placed 5 days before the Christmas holidays, how taunting.
I've Finished!! Now What?
24 November 2015 - To all the students starting their own university experience, and to the ones still plotting away, my best advice for you is to enjoy the ride.
Work, Social Life and Study: It's a Balancing Act!
17 November 2015 - Studying here at USC has given me this opportunity: to rise, and shine, take centre stage and put my Creative Writing ambitions into action.
Nursing Student Jess Takes Flight
11 November 2015 - Having the opportunity to work alongside a team of health professionals I have much admiration for is an experience I will never forget.