Graduates celebrate in Papua New Guinea

Surrounded by the green hills of Papua New Guinea, graduands from the countryside and city came together to receive their degrees obtained through Southern Cross University’s collaboration with IBSUniversity (IBSU). At two ceremonies held in the Province of Enga and the country’s capital city Port Moresby, 75 graduands saw years of study come to fruition when they were awarded their Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology degrees. In Enga more […]

University opens its doors to business as recovery begins

Southern Cross University has thrown its support behind the Lismore City Council and the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the massive flood recovery effort gets under way. More than 300 people attended a Business Recovery Meeting, hosted by the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and held at the new Southern Cross University […]

Premier thanks volunteers at Southern Cross University

Volunteers were given a special thank you by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian during a visit to Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus. The Premier, who toured the devastated regions around Lismore and Murwillumbah with Troy Grant, Minister for Emergency Services, and Thomas George, state Member for Lismore, met with volunteers and University facilities and security […]

Many Helping Hands in flood recovery effort

First the deluge, then the clean-up. Rather than feeling helpless, the sight of her beloved hometown, left bruised, muddy and soggy, spurred Maddy Braddon, who recently completed a Southern Cross University environmental science degree, into action. Maddy, along with Katie Cooper-Wares and Mandie Kai, are the founders of the Facebook group ‘Lismore Helping Hands & After […]

News in brief: Nominate now for Alumni of the Year

Southern Cross University is calling for nominations for the 2017 Alumni of the Year Awards, which celebrate and recognise the achievements of SCU alumni across a range of endeavours. Past recipients include leaders and innovators across a diverse range of disciplines. All nominees must have a degree from Southern Cross University or a predecessor institution, demonstrate […]

$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 […]