CubeWalk Soundtrail

About the CubeWalk Soundtrail

Student on cube

The CubeWalk Soundtrail is an immersive, documentary-based audio walk across SCU's Lismore campus utilising the existing network of interactive public artwork. Using the Soundtrails mobile application, you can experience a series of richly designed audio stories as you walk from one part of the campus to the next.

The documentaries have been produced by students in the Bachelor of Media degree, who have captured stories of resilience, passion and success from students, staff and the wider SCU community. These previously untold stories reflect the diverse cultures and environments which make up our regional university, while also providing a unique window into campus life for visitors of all ages.

Accessing the CubeWalk Soundtrail

  • First, download the Soundtrails app from iTunes or Google Play.
  • Then, open the app and download the SCU CubeWalk Soundtrail from the Northern Rivers collection.
  • Now, put on your headphones and follow the CubeWalk map to make your way around the Lismore campus CubeWalk. The Soundtrails app will use GPS to automatically play the audio stories as you navigate from one cube to the next.
  • Download the CubeWalk Map

Take the CubeWalk Soundtrail in Armchair Mode

There is nothing like the real, immersive experience of walking a Soundtrail on-location. However, the CubeWalk Soundtrail is available to you even if you can't access the Lismore campus or want to just hear the stories.

Learning with the CubeWalk Soundtrail

The CubeWalk Soundtrail adds a new experiential layer to the network of interactive cubes, mobile learning interfaces and multimedia archives of the SCU CubeWalk, which was launched on the Lismore campus in 2015. The Soundtrail connects directly into the CubeWalk's educational framework for exploring sustainability principles and practices. The CubeWalk Soundtrail can be used for tutorial activities across a wide range of disciplines, allowing tutors to design audio-enhanced walks which explore specific concepts relevant to their unit content. Download the CubeWalk Soundtrail Tutorial Template Package files: Tutor Instructions and Student Handout to use in your classes.

The CubeWalk Soundtrail also provides a flexible activity for community engagement initiatives, outreach programs, orientations and prospective student tours. This allows people who are new to the university to connect with some of the places and stories which make Southern Cross University special.

Student listening

Stories from the CubeWalk Soundtrail

Engagement | Sensing

Law student Ronny Susanto says being involved in university life and mentoring others enriches your university experience. Story produced by Kristian Keogh.

Becoming | Knowing

Widjabul/Wyabul elder Aunty Irene Harrington is committed to building knowledge of the Bundjalung language. She welcomes you to country. Story produced by Jeanti St Clair.

Affect | Feeling

Science student Shana Miller's experience of a Colombo Plan excursion to Sumatra helped reveal to herself just what she was capable of. Story produced by Cloe Jager.

Imagination | Creating

Two visual arts students discuss their art practice and its philosophical underpinnings. Jodi Woodward is concerned with the complexities of the human condition, identity and memory. Michele Bevis uses recycled materials to draw attention to the human impact upon the planet. Story produced by Emily Page and Simon Whicker.

Embodiment | Movement

Moesha Johnson studies biomedical science, is a competitive swimmer and is part of SCU's Elite Athlete program. Story produced by Nada van Kempen.

Collective | Collaborating

Dr Kristin den Exter's father worked at SCU as an environmental science lecturer when she was a child. It is no surprise that she followed in his footsteps. Story produced by Dean Aaron.

Emplacement | Mapping

Associate Professor Ross Goldingay has spent years mapping Lismore's koala population, including those living on the SCU campus. Story produced by Daniel Richards.

Mediation | Design

Dr Alyssa Simone is a media artist and lecturer in the Bachelor of Media. Story produced by Kayleigh-Rea Smith.

Materiality | Express

SCU's dive officer Simon Hartley is also a keen aquaponics researcher. Story produced by Matthew Murphy.

Justice | Critical Thinking

Bachelor of Law (Honours) student Johanna Byrne faced an incredible loss in the first year of her degree. Story produced by Karlyn Major

Network | Ecology

Stevi-Lee Alver, a Creative Writing student, found her first publication gave her the courage and confidence to pursue more opportunities, and to experiment with poetry forms and style. Story produced by Jessica Neal.

Sustain | Futures Thinking

Shelli Van Santen is completing her Marine science and management master degree and is passionate about finding solutions to global plastic pollution. Story produced by Jacqueline Munro.

Feedback on the CubeWalk Soundtrail

The CubeWalk Soundtrail aims to foster environmental awareness, a sense of belonging and social inclusion amongst people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Mobile educational technologies offer unique opportunities to connect people and their environments in new ways, thus supporting the sustainable development of research, teaching, learning and community engagement at Southern Cross University.

The CubeWalk Soundtrail was made possible by a grant from the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP). The project is a collaboration between David Rousell (School of Education), Jeanti St Clair (School of Arts and Social Sciences) and the Story Project non-profit organisation. Please contact Jeanti St Clair ( or David Rousell ( with any questions about the CubeWalk Soundtrail, including tutorial activities, orientation walks or visitor tours.