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.
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.
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.
14/10/2019Read more On World Mental Health Day our community came together for Thursday Night Live!, in support of mental health and suicide prevention. Here are some important takeaways from the event, Opening hearts and minds – how do we talk about suicide?
10/10/2019Read more Of all the places and people in the world, the rural beekeepers of Papua New Guinea are the ones who changed Anneliese Austin’s life. The Palm Beach resident is travelling to PNG for the first time today as part of her studies with Southern Cross University.
09/10/2019Read more Scientists from Southern Cross University are sailing across northern Australia on board the CSIRO research vessel Investigator conducting experiments to understand the role of ‘upwelling’ on nitrogen supply to the Great Barrier Reef.
04/10/2019Read more When Southern Cross University midwifery student Kirsty Barker thinks back to her Bronze medal success at UniSport Nationals on the Gold Coast this week, she’ll always remember the little bub she helped deliver between games.
26/09/2019Read more Curiosity about world-travel led school leaver Kumi Taylor to embark on a tourism management degree. Now the Southern Cross University student has been recognised with an achievement award from the NSW Tourism Minister.
23/09/2019Read more Mark McConville is telling a yarn. He’s pretty good at telling yarns, he does it for a job. There’s more to his stories than meets the eye (or ear) however. The stand-up comedian also has a Masters degree in Suicidology and researches the impact of laughter on mental health and depression.
23/09/2019Read more One of Tomoki Mishina’s big life dreams is to create a world in which tuna live in home aquariums. Actually, that’s sort of a joke as, Tomoki (Tom) says, “a tuna is huge; who would have that in their room?” His ambition is, however to “make something that’s impossible, possible.”
19/09/2019Read more After more than two decades of delivering babies and teaching student midwives, Southern Cross University’s Dr Elaine Jefford has today published the world’s first exhaustive midwifery decision-making handbook in almost 15 years.
17/09/2019Read more Celebrating student achievement and the generosity of our University community, Southern Cross University hosted a special event at each of its campuses this month to connect and celebrate our scholarship donors and their student recipients. More than 290 people attended the events at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour.
17/09/2019Read more From the psychological attraction of high sugar foods to healthy career aspirations and emotional intelligence in music appreciation, Southern Cross University Psychological Science Honours students will once again be presenting the results of their fascinating research at a public conference in Coffs Harbour.
17/09/2019Read more As I write, smoke haze from unseasonably early bushfires around Drake near Tenterfield blankets the sky. Just last week we saw the devastation of Cyclone Dorian, cutting a swathe through the Bahamas and affecting communities as far north as Nova Scotia. Meanwhile, unprecedented floods in Spain are occurring at the same time that the Amazon rainforest is still on fire.
09/09/2019Read more Tourist mecca Byron Bay is not alone in dealing with the impacts of short-term holiday letting. With communities along NSW's Mid North and North Coasts grappling with the growth of Airbnb, Stayz and the like, 12 councils and the region’s peak tourism body have partnered with Southern Cross University to give residents a voice in a new survey.
29/08/2019Read more Southern Cross University has won a second coveted engagement award for its game-changing Farming Together Program, a collaborative industry model which helps farmers, fishers and foresters tackle drought and climate change.
28/08/2019Read more An innovative industry program which helped 28,500 primary producers tackle volatile markets, climate change and drought won the Industry Engagement category at last night’s Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.
16/08/2019Read more Chief Executive Women has acknowledged the expected shortfall of nurses in Australia by supporting Southern Cross University's Master of Healthcare Leadership with the inaugural Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship.
01/08/2019Read more The 2019 Miles Franklin award-winner Melissa Lucashenko will be announced this Friday as the inaugural recipient of the Barry Conyngham Creative Arts Fellowship at Southern Cross University.
26/07/2019Read more Coral reefs may be the first ecosystem that could vanish from the earth's surface―an ecological and economic disaster, which will put the livelihood of millions of people at risk. SECORE and Professor Peter Harrison, Southern Cross University, are now forming a strategic global partnership to increase the scale and efficiency of sustainable restoration.
10/07/2019Read more Southern Cross graduate Tennyson Strong grew up in a small Indigenous community in Armidale. He belongs to two distinct peoples - the Jukembal people on the New England Slopes, and the Gumbanggirri people of the mid-north coast.
09/07/2019Read more What do former Wallabies Justin Harrison, World Wildlife Fund for Nature CEO Dermot O’Gorman and the All Blacks head strength and conditioning coach Dr Nic Gill have in common? All played rugby in their student days at Southern Cross University.
04/07/2019Read more From the philosophy of chiropractic thought and the neuro-mechanical demands of surfboard paddling to the health literacy and spirituality of cancer patients and innovations in orthotics and footwear design for diabetes sufferers, the enormous range of student research underway in the School of Health and Human Sciences was on show at the Gold Coast campus last week.
02/07/2019Read more As Ash Barty smashed her way onto the international stage to take the title of women’s tennis No.1, media commentators were quick to predict a spike in young players taking up the sport in Australia. Southern Cross MBA graduate Jackson Hills was watching with keen interest.
19/06/2019Play video Read more From an early age, Ashleigh Woods knew she wanted to be a nurse and a midwife. Helping a teacher ‘birth’ a baby in front of her primary school class by pulling a doll from a stocking, only cemented the idea in her head. “It was the most awesome thing,” she said.
27/05/2019Play video Read more It’s pure magic: the classical facade with stern columns and heavy architectural lines transformed into a brilliant moving garden, as shapes of light and colour dip and combine in dazzling, hypnotic patterns, growing into flowers that bloom and burst and transform into a sky of fireworks, a flock of doves, a gargoyle and back into geometrical patterns once more. The colours move across the bodies of the spellbound viewers, drawing them into this extraordinary, magical display. This is the work of Radiance, the name in art of Southern Cross University visual arts graduate and artist, Rose Staff.
22/05/2019Read more Singer Casey Donovan confronts the shameful racial segregation policy of a small NSW Mid North Coast town when she meets with a Southern Cross University historian in the next episode of the popular ancestry program, Who Do You Think You Are?
16/05/2019Read more Big Scrub logger, settler, dairy farmer, Aquarius hippie, alternative thinker, tree-changer, sea-changer. For generations, waves of people have been moving to the Northern Rivers of NSW to follow their dreams and carve out a new life.
15/05/2019Read more The successful Farming Together Program based at Southern Cross University will receive $3 million to help co-operatives around the country under a re-elected Coalition government, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced today.
14/05/2019Play video Read more A spectacular, multi-sensory experience of Bundjalung language, history and story will occupy all of Lismore’s cultural precinct for four nights next week (Thursday May 23 – Sunday May 26, 6pm to 9pm). Dungarimba Wandarahn (Lismore place of learning) is a major new Australian work by internationally acclaimed digital artist Craig Walsh commissioned by The Lismore Quad.
07/05/2019Read more Living in the lucky country is not so lucky for some. Many Aussies face increasing homelessness, in part caused by rising rents and falling investment in social housing by state and federal governments, yet the major parties are yet to address the issue ahead of the federal election.
02/05/2019Read more Northern Rivers’ Pocket Herbs - a cutting edge producer of specialist edible plants in the Burringbar Valley - has entered into a research partnership with Southern Cross University to determine the nutritional (and anti-nutritional) content of native bush foods.
24/04/2019Read more Starting over in a new country can be an exciting yet terrifying opportunity. In a new art exhibition, opening on Friday April 26, migrant and refugee women reflect on their experiences of making Australia home.
29/03/2019Read more His coral research has been making waves across the globe for decades; now Southern Cross University’s Professor Peter Harrison is featured on BBC UK’s Blue Planet Live this week in a live broadcast from Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
28/03/2019Read more Coffs Harbour City Council is leading the charge among employer groups when it comes to offering employees a choice to register as organ and tissue donors. Yesterday (Wednesday March 27) its staff were given the opportunity to register their donation decisions.
25/03/2019Read more From Mataranka to Meekatharra and Millmerran, soil-conscious farmers crashed an email system when they rushed for free soil carbon tests offered by Southern Cross University’s Environmental Analysis Laboratory in conjunction with National Regenerative Agriculture Day on February 14.
25/03/2019Read more In partnership with The Funding Network and Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE), the Southern Cross Enterprise Lab is proud to be co-hosting an exclusive Pitch Workshop targeted at not-for-profits and social enterprises in Byron Bay on April 9, 2019.
22/03/2019Read more Tireless advocate for Indigenous education Ian Mackie has spent more than 40 years working in Indigenous Education, and now the Queensland government is implementing his high-profile research through Southern Cross University.
22/03/2019Read more From presenting at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women to transforming Indigenous education in Australia, Southern Cross University graduates are already effecting change in their global spheres ahead of graduation ceremonies at the Gold Coast.
20/03/2019Read more Almost 100 Byron Shire residents have been forced out of rental properties so owners could list them as short-term holiday lettings (STHL) on Airbnb or other STHL platforms, according to new research from Southern Cross University.
14/03/2019Read more She’s been connecting students with science in creative and exciting ways for more than two decades. Now Southern Cross University’s Associate Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett has been named as one of Australia’s most exceptional university teachers.
01/03/2019Read more Researchers at Southern Cross University have found naturopathic medicine favourable in the treatment of a wide range of chronic conditions after conducting the world’s first systematic scoping study on its clinical benefits.
28/02/2019Play video Read more The Australian Academy of Science, the nation’s peak science body, has awarded its prestigious 2019 Anton Hales Medal for distinguished research in the Earth Sciences to Professor Isaac Santos from Southern Cross University.
22/02/2019Read more Water-based exercise may be the key to a better quality of life for people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Now researchers from Southern Cross University and University of the Sunshine Coast are seeking participants for a new six-month aquatic exercise study
19/02/2019Read more When Southern Cross University Arts student Hannah Rowles signed up for a Community Engagement Project, she experienced first-hand the impact her partnership with the Anti-Poverty Network QLD had on the local community.
Country Education Foundation partners with Southern Cross and WIN TV to launch 2019 University Survival GuideRead more The Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) has joined forces with WIN Television to launch the 2019 University Survival Guide — a one-stop resource helping tens of thousands of new university students and their families navigate campus life.
01/02/2019Read more It is a perfect match: Revered trio The Necks, known for mesmerizing, slowly unravelling musical pieces, and an hour-long art/science video project exploring the breath-taking beauty of the Australian landscape from space.
24/01/2019Read more The manager of a North Coast organisation that supports adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and whose Honours research investigated the effectiveness its group therapy programs, is a finalist in the 2019 NSW Regional Woman of the Year Award.
19/12/2018Read more Anticipation for the expanded psychology program at Southern Cross University's Coffs Harbour campus isn't all in the mind. Strong enrolments, new degrees and state-of-the-art facilities and resources will all be unveiled in 2019.
10/09/2018Read more A $100,000 Heritage Near Me grant will deliver a large-scale digital work by Craig Walsh in the Lismore Quadrangle, providing a multi-sensory experience of Bundjalung language, history and story, with Southern Cross University's Indigenous school helping to research and record stories of the site's significant Elders.