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Open Day

Northern Rivers Open Day

Date
Sunday, 4 August 2024
Time
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location
Lismore Campus
Welcome sign in front of Open Day stalls in Lismore

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Event cost:
Free

Welcome to the Northern Rivers, Lismore campus Open Day!

Make 2025 your year to study and join us at Open Day on our Northern Rivers, Lismore campus with panel sessions, interactive experiences, spotlight talks and your chance to win a MacBook Pro*. 

Set on acres of lush rainforest that includes a koala hospital, our Lismore campus is in the heart of the Northern Rivers on the lands of the Bundjalung Nation. Within easy reach of both national parks and the beautiful beaches of Ballina and Byron Bay, the campus is home to state-of-the-art engineering and environmental science facilities, specialist health labs and simulated hospital wards. There's also sports fields, a library complex, heated pool, sauna, gym, on-campus accommodation and childcare services, as well as a Health Clinic to bring study and life together.

Learn why Southern Cross University was recently named in the Top 100 Young Universities and how our innovative study model is proving successful. Get the answers to your questions, join a tour and chat to academics, current students, alumni and others who can help with your application.

We can't wait to see you there.

*Terms and conditions apply

Full program

Explore how our game-changing education model is a better way to learn, improving individual student outcomes and learning satisfaction. Learn about our campuses and disciplines, our amazing facilities and get an insider's view of what the student experience at Southern Cross is all about.

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This session will also run later in the day at 11:30-11:55am

If you enjoy working with people and creating positive change, counselling offers both a meaningful career and excellent employment prospects.

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Unlock the secrets of our world with a science degree. Delve into environmental science, specialise in marine studies, or champion wildlife conservation.

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You can also book into the interactive experiences available throughout the day:

  • Science (all day) - Visit an observational bee hive and sample honey from around the world. Get up close with varroa mites and other bee pests under the stereomicroscope.
  • Biomics Facility visit (11am, 12pm, 1pm) - Discover how engineers are transforming our future with demonstrations in our state-of-the-art laboratories. From technology revolutions in robotics and 3D printing, to environmental innovation with plastic extrusion and wastewater treatment, learn more about exciting evolutions in engineering.

Nurses play a critical role in providing health services and are often the first point of care in their communities. Nursing is a career where you can make a positive difference in the lives of others every day. Learn about our nursing degrees.

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You can also book into one of the three interactive experiences throughout the day (11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:15pm) to visit our nursing labs and find out how nursing students check a patient's vital signs.

Engineers solve real problems and deliver practical and innovative solutions to improve the quality of society. This dynamic discipline is involved in every aspect of our lives, from rockets and robotics, health and wellbeing, roads and bridges, to coastal protection, flood mitigation and agriculture systems. Learn about our exciting courses in engineering.

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You can also book into the interactive experiences available throughout the day:

  • Engineering (all day) - Discover how engineers are transforming our future with demonstrations in our state-of-the-art laboratories. From technology revolutions in robotics and 3D printing, to environmental innovation with plastic extrusion and wastewater treatment, learn more about exciting evolutions in engineering.
  • Biomics Facility visit (11am, 12pm, 1pm) - Discover how engineers are transforming our future with demonstrations in our state-of-the-art laboratories. From technology revolutions in robotics and 3D printing, to environmental innovation with plastic extrusion and wastewater treatment, learn more about exciting evolutions in engineering.

Join Australia's first degree in Regenerative Agriculture, and be part of a new generation of agriculturalists and farmers studying to ensure a better tomorrow for our land.

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You can also book into the interactive experiences (all day) and visit an observational bee hive and sample honey from around the world during this all-day demonstration. Get up close with varroa mites and other bee pests under the stereomicroscope.

Explore how our game-changing education model is a better way to learn, improving individual student outcomes and learning satisfaction. Learn about our campuses and disciplines, our amazing facilities and get an insider's view of what the student experience at Southern Cross is all about.

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This session is also on earlier at 10:00-10:25am

There are many pathways to university, ATAR is just one. Find out about alternative pathways we have through SCU College to get you started at uni.

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Discover how learning and knowledge are shared in the world's oldest living cultures, exploring Indigenous histories, knowledge systems, health and wellbeing, and ways of living.

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You can also book in for an interactive experience at 1.30pm with Jugan Dandii weavers on a walk through SCU gardens to yarn about some of the traditional uses of plants and fibres.

Veterinary professionals play a critical role in our communities and economy. They are the first line of defence in our biosecurity and an essential part of our food production and animal welfare. Find out about the NEW Bachelor of Veterinary Technology in 2025.

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You can also book into the interactive experience and see how technology contributes to contemporary veterinary science, running all day from 10am-2pm.

Discover how you could help transform the lives of others with a course in Naturopathic or Lifestyle Medicine. Learn about the innovative National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine which focuses on incorporating evidence-based science into naturopathic education and clinical practice.

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You can also book into the interactive ‘game show’ quiz experience at 11:45am to learn about the breadth of what a naturopath would do and how they would approach treatment. Plus taste different herbal tea blends and learn how they may be important for your health.

Osteopathy is a holistic and preventative approach to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body via manual therapy. Gain in-depth knowledge of how the human body works and responds.

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You can also book into an interactive experience to learn about the healing touch of osteopathy in a treatment demonstration that delves into the art of manual therapy at 10:30am or 12:00pm.

Teachers have a lasting and profound impact on the lives of their students, from the early childhood years right through to secondary school. Learn about the meaningful work placements available in our Education degrees.

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You can also book into our interactive experience with our Education experts to find out how teachers make a lasting impact on the next generation, running all day from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Degrees in visual arts, creative writing or digital media are the backbone to a fulfilling career in the creative industries. Study with creative professionals as lecturers. Learn about our major festival connections and extensive facilities.

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Interested in movement and health? Learn about our degrees in Sport and Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology. Discover more about our state-of-the-art facilities, placement opportunities and hands-on learning.

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You can also book into the 12:30pm interactive experience where you can join our Sport and Exercise experts to test your skills and explore where these degrees may take you!

group walking around campus

Drop into our campus tours

Jump on a campus tour and explore the state-of-the-art facilities on each of our campuses.

The tours run on the hour from 11am, with the last tour departing at 1pm.

You can find the tour starting point by following the signs on the day.

Our Northern Rivers campus

Location
Military Rd, East Lismore NSW 2480

Proudly embedded in our local community, our Lismore campus is set within 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds, landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways. The campus is five minutes from the centre of Lismore, just 30 minutes from Byron Bay, and is on the doorstep of magnificent natural environments that contain a variety of native wildlife and plant species.

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