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Student Stories

Getting to know Southern Cross University (1:31)

Hi I'm Georgia. Hi I'm Isaac with more than 20,000 students who study on campus and online even though we're young we've come a long way and we are now ranked 
among the world's top young universities.

The university has three main campuses along the east coast of Australia.

Southern Cross has a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for both on campus and online study.

There are also many pathways into university that don't rely on your ATAR score from high school.

A lot of people feel nervous about starting uni and wonder if they have what it takes.

No matter the extra help you need we've got you covered. We're rated 5 stars for our student support and that's no accident, we have some of the best and most comprehensive student support in the country

Make sure you follow Southern Cross University on Facebook and Instagram as they give you an inside glimpse into life at this great University.

Thanks for watching and we hope you'll be joining us soon.

Note: See also the full length version of this video (14:01)

Marine Science graduate Lucas Handley. (1:57)

I remember diving at Broken Head, like going out as a kid going snorkeling and, you know, seeing sharks and big schools of fish.

That was really intriguing to feel part of something, that was a bit wild and untamed and I think, yeah, that's where the love of the ocean came from.

My name's Lucas Hadley. I am a free dive instructor, marine scientist and filmmaker.

I wanted to become a marine scientist. I sort of looked at the different universities around where I wanted to be in my life. You know I wanted a beautiful community around me and Southern Cross University just sort of fitted that mould perfectly. They're in a beautiful location with access to some of the most amazing oceans that Australia has.

The classes are small and the lecturers become friends. They were so flexible; you could study online, you have the support of the lecturers to be able to do that from a place that wasn't just in the classroom.

It was about getting out there and getting your hands dirty. So you can understand things not just from a book but by seeing it and being part of the study.

Since leaving Southern Cross we did a film called Blue which then went around the world. It opened the UN conference on the oceans and that came from having supportive people guiding you through how to make that difference.

If you want something and you think that it is achievable go out there and make it happen. Get your degree and chase the things that matter to you. I've achieved some incredible.

Course details: Bachelor of Marine Science and Management

Student Stories

Glenn Walker: General Manager of Skateboarding Australia

Glenn joined Skateboarding Australia as a project manager, straight from Southern Cross University. His course helped him turn his passion for sport into the business of sport.

Anastasia Scales: Musician and brand advocate for Sennheiser headphones

Anastasia is a Bachelor of Contemporary Music graduate from Southern Cross University, triple J Unearthed competition winner and brand advocate for Sennheiser headphones.