Occasional speakers

The Occasional Speakers' address is a highlight of the graduation ceremony. Over the years Southern Cross University has been fortunate to feature some truly exceptional Occasional Speakers at our ceremonies.

Please note: Previous years' recordings not shown here will also be available soon.

2024 Graduation Ceremonies

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles 5.30pm February 1 2024

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Ms Jules Allen 10.30am February 2 2024

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor Julie Jomeen 2.30pm February 1 2024

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor Julie Jomeen 6.30pm February 1 2024

2023 Graduation Ceremonies

Lismore Graduation Ceremony Occasional Speaker Professor Jon Hill 2pm September 29 2023

Lismore Graduation Ceremony Occasional Speaker Dr Stephen Van Mil 10am September 29 2023

Melbourne Graduation Ceremony Occasional Speaker Professor Mike Ewing10 am September 1 2023

Gold Coast Graduation Ceremony Occasional Speaker Ms Karen Phillips 10am April 5 2023

Gold Coast Graduation Ceremony Occasional Speaker Mr Dermot O'Gorman 2pm April 5 2023

Coffs Harbour Graduation Occasional Speaker Mr Stuart Cook 11am June 20 2023

Sydney Graduation Occasional Speaker Nicholas Burton Taylor AM 3pm February 24 2023

2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Mrs Laura Gerber MP 9.30am December 13 2022

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Mr Ben Cox 1.30pm December 13 2022

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Mr Justin Harrison 5.30pm December 13 2022

Lismore Graduation Occasional Speaker Mr Damian Chapelle 10am November 5 2022

Lismore Graduation Occasional Speaker Mrs Jane Laverty 2pm November 5 2022

Coffs Harbour Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor Pasi Sahlberg 11am September 10 2022

Coffs Harbour Graduation Occasional Speaker John Stewart 2pm September 10 2022

Sydney Graduation Occasional Speaker Lisa Blair 10am August 20 2022

Sydney Graduation Occasional Speaker Nic Brown 2pm August 20 2022

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Marianne Wallis AM 9.30am June 30 2022

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Miss Amanda Leigh Philp 1.30pm June 30 2022

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Jennene Buckley 5.30pm June 30 2022

Melbourne Graduation Occasional Speaker Mr Craig Phillips AM 10am October 1 2022

Melbourne Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles 2pm October 1 2022

2021 Graduation Ceremonies

Coffs Harbour Graduation Occasional Speaker Dr Stewart Dowrick 9am June 26 2021

Coffs Harbour Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor William Edgar Boyd 12.30pm June 26 2021

Coffs Harbour Graduation Occasional Speaker Dr Ian John Hutton 4pm June 26 2021

2019 Graduation Ceremonies

Lismore Graduation Occasional Speaker Anita Bellman 10am December 13 2019

Lismore Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor Peter Harrison 1pm December 13 2019

Lismore Graduation Occasional Speaker Professor Iain Graham 4pm December 13 2019

Gold Coast Graduation Occasional Speaker Ms Sharon McDowell-Skaines 7pm November 2019


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