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SCU Sydney students conferred degrees in Lismore, Gold Coast

Two Southern Cross University Sydney graduates Ying “Grace” Yuan and Jivan Bhattarai revently marched across the stage for Graduation, celebrating with other graduates from Southern Cross University Lismore and Southern Cross University Gold Coast campuses. Ying “Grace” Yuan, a graduate of Bachelor of Business, was conferred the degree by Deputy Chancellor and Deputy Chair of…

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SCU Sydney, Melbourne and Perth elect student representatives

Southern Cross University Melbourne, Perth and Sydney have finalised their list of respective Student Representatives Council (SRC) for the new term. The Student Councils represent the student voice and provide a formal campus structure through which international students can put forward their suggestions and undertake initiatives to benefit their respective campuses. For Term 1 2019, the SRC teams are…

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Webinars for education agents: Sustaining enrolment growth

Webinars for education agents in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia

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Employability skills, future job prospects among international students’ top concerns

An International Student Barometer study on what makes international students happy

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Southern Cross University enrolment growth a result of collaborative efforts

Enrolment for Southern Cross University’s Melbourne, Perth and Sydney campuses as of March 2019  has grown considerably compared with the same period last year. Southern Cross University is one of Australia’s top “Young Universities” under 50. It has been cited for research excellence by the Australian government’s ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) and has exceeded the…

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Southern Cross University Melbourne campus expansion to commence in June

Southern Cross University Melbourne has experienced a significant growth in enrolment as of March 2019 compared with the same period last year and as such, has commenced expansion plans for the campus. The actual renovation work will begin in June. According to Debbie Aarons, director of Student Services at Southern Cross University, the renovation will…

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How Southern Cross University looks after international students

Students of Southern Cross University have access to support services which, among others, inform them of their work rights while pursuing their studies. International students are allowed to work part time for 20 hours a week while attending classes and 40 hours a week during term breaks to help defray the cost of living. Among…

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Academic awards beef up student resumes 

Southern Cross University Melbourne, Perth and Sydney campuses recently held their respective recognition day ceremonies to award students who finished their second term 2018 with flying colours. “Some university graduates don’t have much work experience to put in their resumes; thus students who earn high marks while pursuing their studies can beef up their resumes…

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Stephanie Korilis named SCU Melbourne campus manager

Stephanie Korilis has been named the new campus manager for Southern Cross University Melbourne. Stephanie has eight years of work experience in the tertiary education sector and describes herself as a passionate and driven individual who is always looking for a new challenge. “I like to be open, innovative and brave to trial and implement…

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It's party time!

International students of Southern Cross University Sydney and Melbourne campuses ended their school term with a bang by spending time together over a Christmas feast and having lots of fun! Food, games, prizes and loads of fun – Good cheer all around!  

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Southern Cross University announces year-end holidays and back-to-class schedules

Classes at the Southern Cross University Melbourne, Sydney and Perth branch campuses will close for the year-end holiday season from 17 December to 4 January 2019. Ben McCully, SVP for Southern Cross University Partnership, made the official announcement, which was also communicated to students by the respective campus administrators of the three campuses. A skeletal staff,…

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EduCo honours 85 education agents, awards Southern Cross University Perth’s Top 10

EduCo recently honoured education agents and recognised 10 of its top education counsellors in a luncheon at Hotel Pan Pacific Perth. The Appreciation Lunch was attended by at least 85 onshore education agents that supported Southern Cross University Perth campus every school term since its opening in July last year. EduCo’s Chief Financial Officer Roo…

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Regional Recruitment Manager Santy Ramasamy on why running an office with an open door works

Santy Ramasamy, regional recruitment manager of Southern Cross University Perth, says she enjoys running an office with open doors, constant feedback, and lots of energy and activity. And why not? She is committed to building something larger than just recruiting international students, and thus, puts aside personal gain for the well-being of the group. She…

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SCU Perth experiences record enquiry levels

Southern Cross University Perth has been experiencing a very high volume of enquiries from prospective students, both onshore and offshore. Hundreds of international students have been actively seeking information on the attributes of the university along with its facilities to determine whether it is the right fit for them. This development came on the heels of…

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Gregory Smith: From forest dweller to university lecturer and book author

ABC television channel recently featured the heartwarming success story of Southern Cross University professor Gregory Smith who proved that anyone can overcome the greatest of life’s adversities and emerge successful. By unshackling himself of a long-held destructive self-image, Dr Gregory Smith made peace with the demons of his past. As a young boy, he suffered…

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Ben McCully joins EduCo as SVP for Southern Cross University Partnership

Ben McCully joins the EduCo Executive Committee as Senior Vice President for the Southern Cross University Partnership, which operates three campuses – Southern Cross University Sydney, Southern Cross University Melbourne and Southern Cross University Perth – in the three key Australian cities. Prior to joining EduCo, Mr McCully occupied various roles in the international education…

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80 education counsellors join EduCo event at Southern Cross University Sydney

At least 80 education agents and counsellors joined the recently-concluded event conducted by the EduCo team at Southern Cross University Sydney. They have also committed their support to EduCo’s international student recruitment efforts to bring in a good number of high-quality students from various parts of the globe. The event was graced by EduCo executives…

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CIC unveils new logo

CIC Higher Education has rebranded and unveiled its new logo to reflect the renewed dynamism and focus of the College. The launch was held at the CIC campus during a gathering of education agents, students, faculty, administrators and staff on 25 July. The event kicked off with Campus Manager Francesca Macpherson welcoming the attendees and highlighting…

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SCU Sydney welcomes Dr Bhattarai as new academic advisor

Southern Cross University Sydney campus now has a new full-time academic learning advisor, Dr Badri Prasad Bhattarai. His appointment was announced by Dr Jason McGovern, director and principal of SCU branch campuses. With 15 years of teaching experience among Australia’s highly-ranked universities, Dr Bhattarai will use his expertise to help international students navigate the university…

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Bachelor of Information Technology: Preparing international students for jobs of the future

International students who are interested in computer hardware and software but are not sure which career path to choose can pursue their interest in the subject by attending university. They can enrol in a Bachelor of Information Technology degree at Southern Cross University, one of Australia’s highly-ranked young universities. SCU’s Dr Jason McGovern, director and…

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