08/04/2020Read more The Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University was one of the first music courses in the country not geared to classical music or jazz. Now, it’s one of the first music degrees in Australia to go online.
02/04/2020Read more Southern Cross University’s Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau is part of an international team of scientists that has dated the skull of an early human found in Africa, potentially upending human evolution knowledge with their discovery.
01/04/2020Read more Some you soak, some you macerate, some you ferment to wake them from their slumber. Any self-respecting seed collector will happily confess it’s an obsession; they are often late for appointments and parties because they stop to collect them from plants on the side of the road, paper bags always at the ready.
16/03/2020Read more New research from Southern Cross University found that 33% of Approved Accommodation Providers (AAPs) in the Byron Shire considered selling their business due to disruption from short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb.
08/03/2020Read more A passion to inspire more women into the field of science and a calling to close the gap in Indigenous women’s health are two stories behind two Southern Cross University’s scholarship recipients awarded at an International Women’s Day celebration in Coffs Harbour.
26/02/2020Read more Last weekend marked 50 years since teacher training first began in Lismore, providing the foundation for the multi-campus, academically diverse institution that is Southern Cross University today. A reunion at the Lismore campus welcomed staff and students from five decades of teacher education.
26/02/2020Read more Southern Cross University is proud to offer a suite of new courses from 2020, including a new partnership with Air Gold Coast where domestic students earn their commercial pilot licence through the University’s unique Bachelor of Business majoring in Aviation Management.
21/02/2020Read more A new anthology of work by Southern Cross University creative writing students has hit the virtual bookshelf. Coastlines 7 is an anthology of outstanding writing authored, edited, and compiled by students. From wistful poetry to gripping fiction, the anthology showcases 27 pieces of remarkable work, a testament to the diversity and depth of talent in the University’s creative writing program.
21/02/2020Read more Southern Cross University has been granted an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award presented by Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE). The award recognises Southern Cross University’s commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.
Southern Cross University-partnered sports program selected for Rugby League World Cup 2021 Mental Fitness CharterRead more Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) and leading men’s health charity Movember today proudly announced a partnership to work collaboratively to deliver the tournament’s groundbreaking mental fitness initiative.
10/02/2020Read more Cobar is a small mining town of about 4,000 people almost smack bang in the middle of New South Wales. It’s about a three-hour drive to Dubbo and a base hospital, with an average annual rainfall just shy of 400mm, less than a quarter of what falls in many of the towns on the east coast.
05/02/2020Read more Do trees emit a potent greenhouse gas? Why are mangroves our muddy climate warriors? Can canola solve the world’s future food shortage? And more to the point – how do you communicate these complex research questions in just two minutes?
04/02/2020Read more Engaging with our communities is at the heart of what we do at Southern Cross University. With the creative hub of the Northern Rivers on our campus doorsteps, our students have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of authentic learning experiences.
16/01/2020Read more An extraordinary exhibition featuring Australia’s top surf photographers opened at the Southern Cross Gold Coast Library yesterday. The Ocean Surf Photo Exhibition – showcasing the power and serenity of waves on our local beaches – is a precursor to the Global Wave Conference, a three-day international event beginning on 10 February that will be hosted by the University at the Gold Coast campus.
09/01/2020Read more One dream to work in the aerospace industry - and another to produce revolutionary machinery for macadamia plantations are the grand plans of the first two mechanical engineers to graduate from Southern Cross University.
07/01/2020Read more Southern Cross University shares the national and international grief over the devastating Australian bushfires. More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed by 200 fires burning in the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
19/12/2019Read more In a time of global climate uncertainty and growing populations, reliance on alternative sources of drinking waters is ever-increasing. New research, led by Southern Cross University, has found an unexpected benefit at the Sydney Desalination Plant: the excess salty water discharge attracts lots of fish.
16/12/2019Read more LFC International Academy, in partnership with Southern Cross University, has launched a new Football Excellence program which offers students the opportunity to learn to coach and play the Liverpool Way.
11/12/2019Read more The Australian Research Council recently announced the prestigious 2020 Discovery Program awards. Southern Cross University Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research Professor Mary Spongberg congratulated the research teams successful in securing almost $1.3m in competitive funding for three innovative projects.
11/12/2019Read more It’s the end of the first year of school for many children and proud parents. Some children may be reading quicker than their classmates, others slower; some can add double digits, others only single. What’s normal? Dr Jenny Johnston, a Lecturer in Primary Education at Southern Cross University, writes for The Conversation.
27/11/2019Read more Coral experts have scaled up their advanced technological approach to restoring baby corals on damaged areas of the Great Barrier Reef, using large inflatable ‘coral nurseries’ to help grow coral babies and a robotic ‘LarvalBoat’ to help disperse them back onto damaged sections of reef.
Millions of coral babies ‘turbo-charged’ in floating nurseries to restore damaged parts of the Great Barrier ReefPlay video Read more Coral researchers are working night and day on the Great Barrier Reef to complete a radically new approach to mass coral re-seeding, rearing millions of hardy coral babies following the reef’s famous mass coral spawning event.
20/11/2019Read more With its stunning architectural facade, multi-purpose teaching and research spaces, high-tech labs and a state of the art running track, Southern Cross University’s new Health Sciences Building is set to transform the face of education and employment in Coffs Harbour.
19/11/2019Read more Peter Coombes, the new Chair of Engineering at Southern Cross University, was last night awarded the 2019 President's Prize from Engineers Australia. It's the latest of many significant achievements in the career of this water resources engineering expert.
15/11/2019Read more The Hotel School, a long-standing and ground-breaking partnership between Southern Cross University and hotel giant Mulpha Australia, has expanded into Brisbane, giving tourism and hospitality students an advantage ahead of future tourism developments in Queensland expected to create thousands of additional jobs.
11/11/2019Read more For more than 25 years, Southern Cross art and design students have been exhibiting their final works in a public exhibition that explores a range of themes and concepts. Painting, drawing, digital art, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, installation and film reflects the diversity of their skills.
11/11/2019Read more Female researchers from Southern Cross University are making significant scientific contributions to society both in Australia and overseas. The work of Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett and Dr Hanabeth Luke is featured in a new STEM publication.
11/11/2019Read more Early work of Southern Cross University’s Amanda Reichelt-Brushett on port contaminants found they were risking the success of coral spawning events, and led to the prevention of dredging during coral spawning periods in north Queensland.
11/11/2019Read more Southern Cross University researcher Dr Hanabeth Luke cut her research teeth on better understanding the diversity of attitudes around the polarizing issue of unconventional gas development in New South Wales and Queensland. With the support of the Soil Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), Hanabeth is now turning her attention to understanding farmer needs and challenges, and what they most need from science and research in our rapidly changing times.
07/11/2019Read more If you think some of your fellow students are truly amazing human beings, you’re right! The proof was there in abundance last night as we celebrated the achievements of our outstanding students at the 11th annual Southern Cross University Student Awards.
31/10/2019Read more Mobilising a democratic election involving more than 900 million voters over 75 days is a massive undertaking. It is even more remarkable when unprecedented numbers of women, people with disabilities and transgender voters turn up.
31/10/2019Read more Former Australian Army soldier-turned-inventor Neale Robert Sutton has been named Alumnus of the Year at Southern Cross University’s new annual gala awards. His invention is Humanihut, a lightweight yet robust, quick-to-install humanitarian and emergency accommodation solution.
31/10/2019Read more Holly Millican is an award-winning young-career teacher on a mission to empower and inspire students. Her alternative mathematics learning opportunities engage 21st century learners to help shape them into global citizens.
30/10/2019Read more Researchers from Southern Cross University, James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have combined decades of experience to trial a new approach to restoring inshore reefs around Magnetic Island in the Central Great Barrier Reef.
18/10/2019Read more In an historic event, Southern Cross University hosted 22 Japanese officials and University representatives on the Gold Coast as part of a Saitama Prefectural Government visit to Queensland recognising 35 years of the sister-state relationship.
16/10/2019Read more Upwelling of deep, low pH, waters along the east Australian coast is a common and natural phenomenon, but together with ongoing human-induced ocean acidification it will result in additional stress to coral reef ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef as below a certain pH threshold reefs will become net dissolving.