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An insight into the life of our students and community

Our blog posts cover a broad range of topics. You'll find articles on internships, field work, university events, employment and also general student and community life.

Latest posts

Five ways to access the USC library after graduation
12 Nov

Did you know USC Alumni can still access many of the library resources and spaces?

Using ketamine to help treat mental health disorders is becoming more common
29 Oct

Ketamine was discovered by an organic chemist in the 1960s but it was only more recently considered as a as a tool to help improve mental health outcomes.

How to perform at your peak in the final weeks
15 Oct

Tips to get your head and habits in the right space so you can perform at your peak and achieve your goals.

Previous posts

Maddy Best
Creating Change: Meet mads Best. Student, Advocate, Graduate!
12 Oct

Ask mads Best and they’ll tell you the Caboolture Shared Campus keeps on giving! Through persistence, courage and sheer hard work mads breaks down barriers, challenges stereotypes, champions change and has graduated from the campus with two qualifications; a TAFE Diploma in Nursing and a USC Bachelor of Nursing!

Take time for your mind during QLD Mental Health Week
6 Oct

Explore the small activities that you can do for some 'me time' to help build a stronger and happier you

How to embrace feedback and improve your work
27 Sep

Make the most of assessment feedback and improve your marks with these simple tips from USC Learning Advisers.

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Reconnect with your study goals after the break
24 Sep

Feeling refreshed after the break? Finish off the semester strong and in control with these top tips!

How to make the 2032 Brisbane Games the most inclusive ever
15 Sep

As the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games approaches, we have a unique opportunity to ensure we host the most inclusive and accessible Games in the world.

How to develop transferable skills that employers are looking for
10 Sep

Employers are seeking graduates who can demonstrate their transferable skills - but what are these? The USC Careers and Employability team share what they are and how you can build them throughout your studies.

From darkness to light: Nathan's journey back from the edge
31 Aug

Nathan Taylor is living proof when you hit your lowest point, life does get better.

How to make group work work well!
25 Aug

USC Midwifery student Kristy shares her best tips for group work to make it a positive experience and achieve the results you want!

5 simple referencing tips to apply this semester
20 Aug

Confused about referencing? You’re not the only one! Check out the top tips from USC Learning Advisers to make referencing easier.

Top tips for researching, by a USC Librarian
16 Aug

Research like a pro with these top tips from USC Librarians.

Celebrate your own diversity during Diversity Week
12 Aug

USC social work student Bailey Wemyss challenges USC students, staff and community to take stock of their biases and celebrate their own diversity during Diversity Week!

Natalie Lung
Making the most of University Life: Natalie's Story
13 Jul

Making the most of University Life!

A spirit of determination
2 Jul

In 2003, Aunty Judi Wickes had both arms in plaster, $250 in her pocket and a determination to put on the Sunshine Coast’s first NAIDOC event.

My experiences as a trans non-binary person
12 May

It took Maddy Best a long time to find the right words to express themselves.

Keeping the spark alive in the electric vehicle industry
5 May

Electric vehicles are rapidly disrupting the car industry landscape.

David Dorigotti
Local Moreton Bay Business Owner Plans for Future Success at USC Caboolture
4 May

Local Moreton Bay Business Owner, David Dorigotti of Pentrigon, plans for future success.

University Medal recipient celebrates graduation and resets their life course
4 May

USC student Hayley Hartland celebrates graduating.

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Caboolture touch football star winning on and off the field
15 Jan

Meet High-Performance USC Caboolture Student Athlete, Melia Larkin, who played for Caboolture Colts in the 2020 Queensland Touch Football State Cup taking out the Championship winning against the UQ Rebels.

Passionate about providing patient care: Tanika's Story
19 Nov 2020

Meet Tanika, a USC Caboolture Graduate, who is embarking on her new nursing career.

Why I joined the Business Development Program
19 Nov 2020

Angie, owner of The Coffee Patch in Caboolture, tells us why she joined the USC Caboolture Business Development Program.

Stephanie rises and shines through her degree in nursing
19 Nov 2020

Hear from Stephanie, a mother of two boys, who shares their university journey and accomplishments.

USC graduates take on mo' work
11 Jun 2019

When Aiman annd Mo Hamdouna moved to Australia for study, they had no idea the adventures life would take them on.

How climate change is impacting Cambodian farmers: A student insight
20 Mar 2019

A group of USC Sustainability students travelled to Cambodia to research the impacts of climate change on food insecurity.

Levelling the playing field - gender inclusivity in quidditch
18 Mar 2019

Quidditch – a game imagined from the Harry Potter novels that has gone on to become a widely popular sport across the globe – has always strived to for gender inclusivity, providing a safe place for males, females, and non-binary people to participate together in a competitive sport.

Five hot tips for first-year uni students
18 Feb 2019

USC Laws student Emily Steckelbruck dishes out some hot tips for first-year uni students who are still finding their way around campus.

When pop culture romanticises the wrong relationships
13 Feb 2019

USC Criminology and Justice lecturer Dr Lara Christensen argues that pop culture needs to stop romanticising the idea of an older woman having an affair with a young male, creating a troubling double standard that can lead to serious consequences in real life.

Singapore swing: teaching outdoor education in a crowded city
11 Feb 2019

Read about how a group of USC students travelled to Singapore to learn about how outdoor education is taught in a city with little space.

Work in the cybersecurity industry
8 Nov 2018

The cybersecurity industry is experiencing a serious undersupply of professionals, meaning graduates can walk into well-paying jobs shortly after they finish study.

Getting social: how to launch a social media business
20 Sep 2018

Find out how USC graduate Bronte Cresswell quit a stable job to launch her dream business – a social media company that helps promote businesses she admires.

Lessons on healing from a South African village
20 Aug 2018

USC Bachelor of Human Services student Dimity Shillingworth travelled to South Africa to learn about how a community heals from a history of segregation

Adventure in India
29 May 2018

Uni life can take students on colourful adventures, as this group discovered.