Student life and support
We believe in taking a proactive approach to get the most out of university life
Whether for social or learning outcomes, the more you embrace the activities, resources and support services at your disposal, the more you’ll get out of the Southern Cross University experience.
We’ve got you covered
Support to learn academic skillsStudent Learning Zone
Careers adviceCareers & Employability
Wifi and tech supportTechnology services
Counselling appointments and resourcesCounselling service
Indigenous student supportIndigenous Australian Student Services (IASS)
Emergency loans and financial aidStudent loans
Help finding a place to liveAccommodation Services
GP and allied health servicesHealth Clinic
Ways to get involved
The SCU Mates program connects new students with students that have successfully completed two or more terms of study. It’s a free service for students, by students. It’s designed to help new students successfully adapt to university life and for more senior students to develop their leadership skills.Learn more
Joining a club or society is the perfect way to build social connections, as well as balance academic life. Across all Southern Cross campuses, our clubs & societies cover a diverse range of sports and interest areas. Browse our existing teams below or get a group together and start something new.Learn more
Southern Cross University’s Ally Network is a university-wide commitment to the inclusion, success and celebration of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) students and colleagues. We believe that students and staff should be able to bring their whole selves to their study and work. Each Ally contributes to raising LGBTIQ+ awareness at the University by making support for gender and sexuality diversity visible and, if necessary, challenging homophobic and transphobic attitudes and behaviours.Learn more
Your student associations host a range of events and activities throughout the year and offer a range of discounted services. All of SCU’s student associations service online students, in addition to the following cohorts: CoastRs (Gold Coast), LEXSA (Lismore), Coffs Harbour (CHSA), postgraduate students (SCPA), and Hotel School students (SATHS). You can sign up through their websites below and follow their socials to stay up to date.Learn more
Looking for answers?
We're here to help you navigate the journey from application to graduation and beyond as an alumnus. If you're not sure where to begin or what to do next, our team of experienced student ambassadors are ready to guide you every step of the way.
Stay active, have fun!
UniLife offers a range of sporting and special interest activities that give you the chance to stay active, have fun and find balance alongside your studies. Whether you’re into fitness, adventure, casual fun or competition, there’s something for everyone.Campus sport Team SCU sport and events Trips and tours National competitions Learn more and find your fun
The First Year Advisers program offered by Southern Cross University provides an invaluable support system for new students, offering personalised advice and guidance from experienced advisers who help them navigate university life, providing academic, social, and emotional support to ensure their success in their academic pursuits.Learn more
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