AFL youngster Jesse Joyce worth the punt

Jesse Joyce has always listed AFL stars as his heroes. Little did he know at age 18 he would become one. During his studies at Palm Beach Currumbin High School Jesse was chosen for the Suns Development squad, and in his first year of a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree at Southern Cross […]

News In Brief: SCU to award alumni of the year

Southern Cross University will host the Alumni of the Year Awards gala dinner on Friday, September 9 to recognise, honour and celebrate the outstanding alumni of SCU.  Held at the Ramada Hotel and Suites in Ballina, the awards dinner will highlight the exceptional achievement and outstanding service of SCU’s alumni, and will feature 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and guest […]

Postcard to home: Nataliya Shnidman

Russian national Nataliya Shnidman has worked in multinational corporations around the world, and is now gearing up for a career in Australia. The 33-year-old began her Master of Business Administration at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus in July and will graduate in 2018. “I had friends in Brisbane who convinced me to come […]

Deep research makes waves at SCU postgrad conference

Southern Cross University researcher Sally Gregory is taking her diving research to new depths. The 58-year-old thrill seeker and current PhD student is using data to explore how much diving is worth to the Gold Coast economy and says it’s surprising who spends the big bucks. “Mature aged female divers are spending three times as much […]

Annual Michael Kirby Lecture celebrates milestone

A decade-long tradition with one of the Australia’s leading human rights advocates will be celebrated in style when Southern Cross University hosts the 10th annual Michael Kirby Lecture. The honorary lecture, hosted by the School of Law and Justice on August 4, will feature a keynote address by Walter Sofronoff at the University’s Gold Coast […]

School students suit up at SCU

More than 100 secondary students from across the Gold Coast and Tweed regions put on their best school uniforms for the inaugural Suit Up Careers Day at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus. The Suit Up event, for prospective business, IT, tourism and law students and their high school teachers and careers advisors and guidance counsellors, […]

Life’s a marathon for SCU student Joss Pollock

The last few years have been a marathon effort for Southern Cross University student Jocelyn Pollock. But it hasn’t stopped the former professional triathlete from pulling on her running shoes again, this time to tackle the famous 42km stretch for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. During her 20s Jocelyn was badly injured during a triathlon […]

International students benefit region

Southern Cross University international student Paris Li knows first hand why Asian families are coming to the region in droves. The Chinese national is studying a Bachelor of Business at the University’s Gold Coast campus, with her parents Zhi Qiang and Yanhua Lyu joining her for a three-month visit. “They love the clean air and […]

SCU academic unites authors at inaugural Feminist Writers Festival

The first Feminist Writers Festival will bring together writers and readers to connect and strengthen diverse writing communities throughout Australia. Southern Cross University lecturer Dr Cristy Clark co-founded the event, which will be held in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival this August. She says the festival will expand the themes and voices around feminism […]

Postgrad corner: Salomé González

PhD candidate from the National Marine Science Centre Salomé González met her partner Alejandro Tagliafico on the beach in their home country of Venezuela 11 years ago, and now the pair is completing postgraduate studies at Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour. Both research projects are focused on coral, yet are […]

Postcard to home: Valentin Slesarenko

Valentin Slesarenko is the only Russian student studying Biomedical Science at SCU on the Gold Coast, but already others from his home country are seeking places in the course. When he was barely a teenager Valentin travelled from Russia to England by himself to practice his English, moving then to study in  America and now […]

Meet the staff: Rod Williams

Aboriginal businessman Rod Williams, owner of a management consulting business and a successful strategist, has joined Southern Cross University’s Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, writing innovative new subjects for Indigenous studies courses. The proud Bundjalung man is working from the Coffs Harbour campus, in the Gumbaynggirr region where he also has family heritage through […]

PNG students attend graduation in Lismore

A group of students from the traditional tribes of Papua New Guinea was among more than 250 students who graduated at two ceremonies at the Lismore campus on Saturday, May 21. Graduands from PNG’s Institute of Business Studies (IBS) travelled to Lismore for the life-changing graduation ceremony. The University collaborates with IBS to enable students in Papua New Guinea to study […]

Students host community allied health conference

Students and health professionals shared buckets of knowledge at the Allied Health Promotion Student Conference, organised by Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus students. The ‘buckets of funding’ project, the brainchild of occupational therapy students Sarah McCarthy and Laura Burritt, was one of 24 community projects presented at the conference, as fourth-year SCU students from […]

Indigenous secondary students AIME high at SCU

Southern Cross University hosted the first Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience program for 2016 at the Gold Coast campus ahead of Reconciliation Week this week. More than 60 students from six high schools in the Tweed area attended the AIME program with Southern Cross University student mentors leading sessions aimed at helping Indigenous teenagers understand and […]

Pro baseballer Tammy bats into new territory

She has represented Australia in baseball and now Southern Cross University student Tammy McMillan is batting into new territory with a diplomatic trip to Indonesia. In a national first, the 23-year-old was handpicked alongside 15 other female baseball leaders to establish a multifaceted sports diplomacy project featuring baseball, anti-domestic violence and mentoring programs for Indonesian women […]

Meet the staff: Jacqui Christensen

  What is your job at SCU?  I’m a lecturer in accounting and finance and part of my new role is to assist in the development of the new Bachelor of Accounting degree to be offered at the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Lismore campuses and via distance education from next year. I was at Bond […]

Postgrad Corner: Warren Lake

He has a background in environmental science, but now PhD candidate Warren Lake is helping students to engage in deeper learning approaches. Just one year in, Warren’s research ‘Activating higher order student learning approaches in higher education’ is already being implemented at Southern Cross University through student feedback surveys. Warren is completing his PhD under […]

Postcard to home: Arta Zameni

Arta Zameni comes from Iran and is studying occupational therapy at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus. She is almost at the end of her study with two semesters left before graduating. She is the International Students Club representative for the Gold Coast and runs many celebrations on campus, including World Cultural Day and a […]