Discover Southern Cross live and online this Open Day

Published 12 August 2020
Open Day 2020

Southern Cross University is going virtual for Open Day 2020, with a dynamic month-long personalised event that launches on August 17.

In these times of disruption, everyone is doing things differently. Open Day is now Discover Southern Cross University and it’s the next best thing to being there.

Connect with academics and study experts in live sessions that interest you, at a time that suits you. Explore physical spaces with 360-degree virtual tours. 

Because all sessions are online, you can check out the University’s campuses, courses and student life from anywhere in Australia. Plus our 26-day event overcomes the hassle of squeezing everything into one day. The Discover program covers all study options, whether you’re embarking on your first degree or considering post-graduate study.

While COVID-19 has been the catalyst, the University is embracing its top-notch online technology to deliver one of the most exciting Open Day experiences yet.

“As one of Australia’s leaders in online education over the past two decades, Southern Cross knows that an authentic connection with other people online is paramount,” said Mr Ben Roche, Vice President (Engagement).

“Our Discover program connects you as a future student with the people who may one day be your lecturers. Our academics are experts in their fields, with deep knowledge of the careers open to graduates. That’s something we know students are really focused on when they choose their course.”

The live Q&A expert line-up features leading water resources engineer Associate Professor Peter Coombes; multi-media artist Associate Professor Grayson Cooke; regenerative agriculture course coordinator Dr Hanabeth Luke; popular psychology commentator Dr Desiree Kozlowski (who also mentors first-year students in psychological science); sea anemone expert Dr Anna Scott (from ABC TV’s Australia’s Ocean Odyssey); Indigenous knowledge expert Dr Stuart Barlo will discuss what the practices of one of the world's oldest living cultures means in a contemporary context; and more.

“Not only can you connect with your future lecturers at Discover Southern Cross University, but you will also have the chance to interact with your future peers. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and to really get a feel for how a Southern Cross experience can take you even further,” Mr Roche said.

Postgraduate students looking to upskill or retrain with further study will discover session exclusively for them, something you don’t usually see at a conventional Open Day. Register for live Q&As to discover exciting new postgraduate options in disciplines like health, education, creative writing; or established postgraduate programs in law, science, tourism and engineering.

Discover Southern Cross University runs from August 17 to September 11.

“No matter where you live are in Australia, we encourage you to take the time to rethink, redefine and reset your future with Southern Cross,” said Mr Roche.

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