SCU opens the doors to prospective students

Published 30 November 2012

Southern Cross University is opening its doors to prospective students next week for information days across its Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses.

The days are aimed to help students make their decision of where to study in 2013. Last year more than 700 people attended information days across the three campuses. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend to explore the University’s three diverse campuses and guided campus tours will also be run.

“We see SCU Info Days as a very helpful tool in assisting prospective students in their decision-making process,” Janet Hanlan, head of Marketing and Recruitment at SCU, said.

“Attendees can meet with lecturers, attend information sessions on any course options, receive career advice and gather information material that can assist them to hit the ground running should they attend Southern Cross University.

“It also helps prospective students familiarise themselves with the campuses so if they choose to attend the University they have an idea of where to find essential services and teaching facilities.

“Current students will also be on hand to talk about university life.”

The Coffs Harbour campus will host the first info day on Monday, December 3. Activities start from 11am and will include course information sessions on the degrees offered at Coffs which include arts, business, creative writing, education, information technology, hospitality management, midwifery, nursing, psychological science and social science. Information on associate degrees will also be provided.

The Lismore campus will host the second info day on Wednesday, December 5. Activities start from 11am and will include course information sessions on degrees offered at Lismore which include arts, business, clinical sciences, contemporary music, creative writing, education, engineering, environmental science, exercise science and nutrition, forest science, indigenous studies, tourism management, law, legal and justice studies, marine science, media, nursing, social science, sport and exercise science and trauma and healing. Information on associate degrees will also be provided.

The Gold Coast campus will host the third info day on Thursday, December 6. Activities start from 9am with information sessions on health degrees including clinical sciences, health sciences (speech pathology and podiatry), midwifery, nursing and occupational therapy. Further course information sessions on all other degrees offered at the Gold Coast which include business, convention and event management, education, information technology, tourism and hospitality management, law, legal and justice studies, paralegal studies, social science, social welfare and sport management will be held from 1pm. Information on associate degrees will also be provided.

For detailed information on each event go to scu.edu.au/scuinfodays/

For prospective students who can’t make an info day go to the above website to register for a virtual info session.

Photo: Prospective students receive some information about SCU.

Media contact: Steve Spinks media officer, Southern Cross University Gold Coast and Tweed Heads, 07 5589 3024 or 0417 288 794.