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Find your place at Southern Cross University


Brigid Veale
15 September 2005
An information session aimed at anyone interested in studying at Southern Cross University will be held at the Coffs Harbour campus on Tuesday, September 20, from 6pm to 8pm.

The information session will include advice on courses, scholarships, how to apply and university life. School leavers and non-school leavers are invited to the session.

SCU's Director of Student Services Mr Carl Rallings said the information session was a useful first step to find out first-hand about study options, campus life and to have questions answered.

"They are an opportunity for future students to gain an overview and then spend time with SCU staff from particular areas of study finding out about courses or getting queries answered," Mr Rallings said.

The information session will include a short presentation on topics such as starting out at uni, applying for university, student services, and library and technical support. Current students will also speak briefly on student and campus life. Potential students will then have time to meet with representatives from specific programs and areas of study.

The Coffs Harbour campus offers a range of courses in areas including arts, business, secondary education and technology education, information technology, nursing, psychology, social science and hotel and resort management. A revised Bachelor of Multimedia will also be offered at the Coffs Harbour campus from 2006.

Potential SCU students, both year-12 school leavers and mature age students, interested in undergraduate programs through internal study with SCU have until September 30 to apply through the Tertiary Admission Centres, with late fees applying after this date. Applicants who want to study externally or enrol in a postgraduate program can apply directly to SCU for entry.

Mr Rallings said the booklet "Find your place" was a useful guide to undergraduate entry to SCU for both school leavers and mature age students. It can be downloaded from or sent by post or email following request to SCU Student Services.

The Coffs Harbour information session will be held in the D-Block lecture theatre at the campus, Hogbin Drive, from 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday, September 20. Other information sessions are planned for the Lismore, Tweed Gold Coast campuses and the Hotel School in Sydney.

More information about SCU information sessions is at or call to reserve a place (to allow planning for seating arrangements) on the toll-free number 1800 626481.