Students help save elephants

Twenty Southern Cross University students have travelled to Indonesia this month to help save elephants after winning an Australian Government New Colombo scholarship. The students are volunteering for two weeks in Sumatra at the Way Kambas National Park to work on conservation programs alongside the non-profit Save Indonesian Endangered Species Fund. Second-year business student Ashleigh […]

Speech pathology student inspired by personal circumstance

Southern Cross University student Caroline Thomas knows first-hand how speech pathology treatment can assist adults who have experienced a stroke or other debilitating condition that can result in communication difficulties such as aphasia. The Currumbin resident has used her personal circumstance of seeing her parents come to terms with life after her father’s stroke more […]

Budding entrepreneurs help tourism business

Southern Cross University business students have gained valuable experience in their entrepreneurial studies, proposing development ideas for the iconic Natural Arch Café Restaurant property now on the market. Ideas ranged from camping under the stars to hot air ballooning, with three projects winning entrepreneurship awards for their innovative plans for the property. Also known as […]

Meet the staff: Dr Bennan Chen

The new aquaculture operations manager at Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre, Dr Bennan Chen, has spent most of his career improving the survival rates of larval ‘baby’ fish, with his research transforming the aquaculture industry. Dr Chen, who took up his position  at Southern Cross University late last year, has more than 25 […]

Postcard to home: Tieu To Sa Dang

For Vietnamese student Tieu To Sa Dang, studying a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management in Australia will propel her towards an international career. The 18-year-old from Hanoi started studying in Session 3  last year at The Hotel School Sydney, a partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia. “I chose to study in Australia […]

5 Minute Research Pitch national finals a success

Southern Cross University hosted the 2016 national finals of the prestigious 5 Minute Research Pitch at the Gold Coast campus. Fifteen academics from eight universities each had five minutes to present their current or recently-completed research with the aid of three PowerPoint slides. Dr Melanie Hayman from Central Queensland University won the overall prize with […]

International experts to feature at Summer Law School 2017

Southern Cross University will host two internationally renowned legal experts for two Summer Law School sessions at the Gold Coast campus in January 2017. Jay Gary Finkelstein has practised corporate and securities law for more than 30 years from the US and internationally and will share his experience with the students in the Current Issues […]

Nursing student co-leads HealthyU research

Third-year Bachelor of Nursing student Katrina Horne has been hand-chosen as an Australian College of Nursing Emerging Nurse Leader and invited to share her experience at the Queensland South Region network in December. Katrina’s leadership skills were acknowledged when she was selected as one of five pre-registration nursing students nationally into the prestigious Emerging Nurse […]

Meet the staff: Dr John Haw

Dr John Haw, Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Business and Tourism  What is your job at Southern Cross University? One day I was walking through the car park at the Lismore campus when a nice car pulled up alongside me. The fellow inside leaned out the window and said “Excuse me, […]

Postcard to home: Taiwan

Four Taiwanese tourism students have become the first from their university to complete their final year of study at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus. Classmates Vicky, Cherry, Gina and Irene – as they like to be known in Australia – hail from Tam Kang University in Taipei where it is compulsory to study abroad […]

Postgrad Corner: cage diving with great white sharks

Kirin Apps has been obsessed with sharks since she was 10-years-old. She has dived with many species across the globe which has helped inform her PhD research at Southern Cross University focusing on shark tourism and ethics. After completing a Bachelor of Marine Science and Management at Southern Cross University, Kirin completed Honours research on […]

UniLife Awards recognise University stars

Two Coffs Harbour students were the joint winners of the Southern Cross University Contribution to Campus Community award, presented at the annual  UniLife Awards, held at the Lismore campus. The UniLife Awards recognise the outstanding achievement and contribution by Southern Cross University students in the areas of sporting and student life and are endorsed by […]

In Print

Two books by Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice academics will be launched on Thursday, November 10. A further three books by academics in the School of Education were launched earlier this month. Property Diversity and its Implications by Dr John Page and Going Native – The Passions of Philip Jacks by Dr Rohan […]

Gold Coast’s best teacher a Southern Cross University graduate

Darren McSwaine is the Gold Coast’s best secondary teacher as voted by state school principals across the city. The Southern Cross University alumnus proved that his commitment to curriculum development and engagement with students at Elanora State High School was top-notch, claiming the coveted Teacher of the Year title at the recent Teachers Ball. Mr […]

Meet the staff: Nidhi Syed and Narisu Zaeta

Nidhi Syed and Narisu Zaeta work side-by-side in SCU International at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus. The former and current Southern Cross University students have become great friends, with the common goal of helping other internationals study at the beautiful university which looks across North Kirra beach towards Surfers Paradise. The role of international […]

SCU Research Week hits the mark

Research Week was celebrated in style across Southern Cross University earlier this month with all three campuses hosting activities. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said a rich program of world-class research, events and activities was held across five days at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses and nearby locations. “Research Week […]

Oxford fits the bill for law student

For Southern Cross University law student Angela Powditch, it feels as though Christmas has come early. The Lennox Head local recently returned from a month-long summer school at Oxford University in the UK, where she made many influential contacts. Angela was one of 70 students from around the globe who attended the prestigious and highly […]

New Colombo Plan helps student reach new depths

It was one of the toughest, yet best three weeks of Jade Fredericks’ life. In the first year of her Southern Cross University Master of Marine Science and Management and aided by a New Colombo Plan scholarship, Jade left the comforts of Coffs Harbour to travel to the remote Indonesian island of Arborek in Raja […]

Golden opportunity for SCU media student

Southern Cross University media student Emily Page has a talent for making people laugh. That’s why the 21-year-old Lismore student believes she was chosen for a prestigious training program with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games host television broadcaster, NEP Australia. NEP connected with universities for the Host Broadcast training program, which first-up had eight […]

Two students win Diabetes Queensland scholarships

Two Southern Cross University students have been awarded Diabetes Queensland scholarships to help health professionals care for people with diabetes. Jennifer Garrett and Doreen Qian, both senior nurses caring for patients with diabetes, are studying the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management. The scholarships pay for one subject each in their studies. Ms Garrett […]

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 […]