$2.2 million research project to grow tea tree industry

Southern Cross University will lead research aimed at boosting Australia’s tea tree industry, following the announcement of a three-year project worth a total of $2.2 million. The lead organisation for the project, funded through the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program, is the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association. The project will be coordinated by Dr […]

New postgraduate law degrees

Young lawyers and aspiring executives seeking an edge in their business careers have new solutions at their fingertips, with the launch of two accelerated online Masters degrees from Southern Cross University. With a course length of only 16 months, the online Master of Laws (Business Law) enables working lawyers to complete their degree faster than […]

Elusive sea slug sighted in Sydney census

A highly elusive sea slug – Macleay’s Spurilla – which has not been seen for years has been found by Southern Cross University’s Professor Stephen Smith during the second annual Sydney Sea Slug Census this month. The Sydney Sea Slug Census, which contributes directly to Southern Cross University’s marine biodiversity research program, was organised by the Underwater […]

Southern Cross University projects receive research funding

A project to develop a floating, mobile fisheries and oceanographic observation system is one of three Southern Cross University projects which received funding from the Australian Research Council. Southern Cross University received a total of $1.16 million through the Discovery Projects and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) schemes. The two projects which received funding […]

Preparing for Success program turns 10

Now celebrating its 10th year, Southern Cross University’s Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) has produced many tales of triumph. Thousands of students have successfully completed the program and gone on to undertake further undergraduate studies and enter their dream jobs.  Offered at each of the University’s campuses and online, the course equips students […]

News in brief: Come along to SCU Info Day

If you are considering university study, the Southern Cross University Info Days at Coffs Harbour, Lismore and Gold Coast campuses will have all the information you need on what to study and how to apply. School leavers and adults looking for a career change are invited to the on-campus events, or to take part in […]

Southern Cross University opens study centre in Byron

A new Southern Cross University Study Centre has opened at SAE Creative Media Institute’s Byron Bay campus, providing University students and staff who live in the Byron area with a vibrant space to study and work, and the opportunity to network with peers. The Southern Cross University Study Centre follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding […]

Meet the staff: Nikki Crowley

What is your job at SCU? Coffs Shared Services Hub Manager Where were you before you started working at SCU? I’ve worked in numerous resorts, recently in Coffs Harbour and Canada and spent a number of years exploring the world. Switzerland was an incredible country and my favourite place to explore. I also lived with an […]

Southern Cross University welcomes new Vice Chancellor

Southern Cross University has welcomed Professor Adam Shoemaker as the University’s fifth Vice Chancellor. Professor Shoemaker commenced in the role on September 24, following the retirement of Professor Peter Lee. Professor Shoemaker is one of Australia’s leading researchers in the area of Indigenous literature and culture. Prior to his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Southern […]

Researchers investigate massive mangrove dieback in Northern Australia

One of the largest mangrove dieback events in living history occurred this year in northern Australia along approximately 700 km of coastline. While the causes of this dieback are unknown, a team of Southern Cross University scientists and students have just undertaken some of the first ‘on the ground’ assessments of how this dieback event […]

Awards recognise outstanding alumni

Award-winning songwriter Phil Barton and a leader in NSW education David Silcock have been named joint recipients of Southern Cross University’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award for 2016. The Young Alumnus of the Year award was presented to Lauren Milledge, a tourism professional with the National Rugby League. The Alumni of the Year Awards […]

News in brief: Collaborative learning program for urban transformation

Southern Cross University students and academics will have the opportunity to shape major urban transformation programs, through a collaborative learning program coordinated by UrbanGrowth NSW. Southern Cross University has signed the Universities Framework Agreement and have already commenced collaboration in a number of areas. The University joins Wollongong University, Western Sydney University, the University of Newcastle, […]

Farming Co-operatives pilot program launched at forum

Southern Cross University has welcomed the launch of the $14.9 million Farm Co-Operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program (Farming Together), at a forum in Kingscliff this week. Farming Together, which is being administered nationally by Southern Cross University, was launched by Barnaby Joyce, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. The program is […]

New professors join staff at Coffs Harbour campus

Two leading academics in the areas of sports psychology and digital technology innovation are the latest professors to join the Southern Cross University staff at the Coffs Harbour campus. Professor Peter Hassmen has joined Southern Cross University’s School of Health and Human Sciences as Professor of Psychology. Professor Hassmen, who was most recently the Head […]

Meet the staff: Stuart Smith

What is your job at SCU?  I am the Business Development Coordinator for the Coffs Harbour campus. It’s a slightly strange title for a career researcher to have and I’m certainly open to suggestions for what best to call the role. Campus Innovation Overlord sounds good. Basically I am here to explore new ways in […]

Coming out of the bush: survivor tells story of Forgotten Australians

A survivor of institutional care in the 1960s, who then spent years living as a hermit in the New South Wales bush, has completed a PhD highlighting the experiences of the ‘Forgotten Australians’. It is estimated there are around 500,000 Australians who spent time in institutional and foster care from the turn of the century […]

Koen earns Indigenous Head-Start grant

Tackling a university subject while still in high school seemed like a worthy goal for footy-mad student Koen Sleba. With the help of his Banora Point High school careers advisor Jessica Dreyer (pictured) and Southern Cross University Head-Start coordinator Caitlin Burcher, Koen was able to put the right foot forward and keep his eye on the […]

Marathon draws 26,000 to the Gold Coast

Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Peter Lee fired the starter gun for the SCU 10km Run at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon for his eighth and final time ahead of his retirement in September. Professor Lee said it was an exciting and nerve-wracking responsibility – and one he would miss being part of in the […]

Overseas exchange a ‘life-changer’

Overseas exchange is said to be the best time in a student’s life. For Southern Cross University IT student Peter Best, the saying rings true. The 19-year-old Gold Coast student packed up his life and moved to England for a 12-month exchange in mid-2015 for his second year of study, with an extra month’s holiday […]

SCU welcomes $12 million investment for new allied health building

The Coalition Government has announced a $12 million investment for stage one of a new allied health building at Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour campus. The announcement was made on Friday June 24, by the federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker. Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee said it was fantastic news for Coffs Harbour. “This is […]

Marine researcher takes on new role in national coral reef society

Southern Cross University marine researcher and senior lecturer Dr Anna Scott has been appointed Vice President of the Australian Coral Reef Society. The Society is the oldest coral reef society in the world and plays a key role in promoting scientific research on Australian coral reefs. It has around 300 members and celebrates the biodiversity […]