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 […]

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 […]