Student life and support

We encourage all of our students to proactively take advantage of the resources available to ensure both personal wellbeing and academic success.

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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 skills

Student Learning Zone

Wifi and tech support

Technology services

Counselling appointments and resources

Counselling service

Emergency loans and financial aid

Student loans

Help finding a place to live

Accommodation Services

GP and allied health services

Health Clinic
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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Starting strong

First Year Advisers

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.

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First Year Advisers Team

Are you a student needing help?

Security and support services

1800 SC HELP / 1800 72 4357