News & Events

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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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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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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Opening the world to students with an international degree in business

It is no secret that most of the top Fortune 500 CEOs – Tim Cook of Apple, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Mary Barra of General Motors, Doug McMillon of Walmart, Randall Stephenson of AT&T, Darren Woods of ExxonMobil and James Hackett of Ford – majored in business, finance, economics, accounting or marketing while in…

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Employability Skills Program for int’l students now in its 2nd year

International students in Australia need local work experience to gain, well, local work experience. Southern Cross University’s Employability Skills Program addressed this need when it partnered with a number of companies that willingly supported the program and participated in the process of screening and hiring potential employees last year. Among the companies that participated are…

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At SCU, students get the academic support they need

While international students at SCU benefit a lot from the faculty’s remarkable dedication and expertise, they are also fully taken care of by the university’s staff for any other academic support they need. The university’s Sydney campus has recently released a schedule for academic consultation and tutoring with staff per subject area: Math Anthony Smith…

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Student volunteers are the unsung heroes of Orientation

Before the start of any new term, SCU invites its current and returning students to help as “orientation volunteers” in welcoming new international students during Orientation Day. They work together with the university’s staff in planning the event, in organising the materials and manpower needed as well as in executing the program from start to…

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SCU launches skills program anew

Southern Cross University’s branch campuses and training company Social Agility have once again joined forces to launch the school’s Employability Skills Program, a series of career-building workshops focused on teaching international students a lot of unique business and interpersonal communication skills relevant to today’s modern but ever-evolving Australian workplace. Participants are set to learn critical…

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Support services tailored to students' needs

What do Cambridge International College’s Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Program, Strathfield College’s Learning Advisor Consultations, and Southern Cross University’s Student Mentor Program have in common? All of them are one-on-one support services designed to help international students in their academic, professional and even personal concerns during their studies. All are set to help international students adjust…

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Why social events for students are important

On the afternoon just before Australia Day, students of Southern Cross University (SCU) Sydney gathered together for “Movie Day” to watch the hit 2011 comedy-drama film, Red Dog. It was a small but fun way to unwind together and welcome the Australian holiday as one community. A few weeks later, SCU Sydney organised an “End…

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Students helping students

Current students were tapped by Southern Cross University (SCU) Melbourne to launch its Student Mentor Program, a system established to help new students adjust to the academic rigours of SCU and guide them in attaining their individual study goals. The program aims to cover a range of student issues that involve learning, communications, advice, and…

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New look, same progressive university

If you follow SCU Melbourne and SCU Sydney on Facebook, you would have noticed that they’re looking a little different; Southern Cross University has rebranded! The change has come about due to different reasons: It was requested by staff and students, who felt that the tagline ‘it’s all about U’ did not match the University’s…

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EduCo and Southern Cross University partnership grows with SCU Perth

EduCo, in collaboration with Southern Cross University, is pleased to announce that SCU Perth will be opening and accepting its first intake of students in July 2017. SCU Perth will be Southern Cross University’s third branch campus in partnership with EduCo. It joins SCU Melbourne and SCU Sydney in offering international students the opportunity to…

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The Employability Quest

Southern Cross University’s Melbourne and Sydney branch campuses have launched the Employability Quest, a new program designed to help prepare international students for the Australian job market. Designed by students, for students, and in close consultation with major industry partners, including Westpac, Infosys and PWC, the program will give SCU Melbourne’s and SCU Sydney’s students…

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EduCo and Southern Cross University partnership grows with SCU Perth

EduCo, in collaboration with Southern Cross University, is pleased to announce that SCU Perth will be opening and accepting its first intake of students in July 2017. SCU Perth will be Southern Cross University’s third branch campus in partnership with EduCo. It joins SCU Melbourne and SCU Sydney in offering international students the opportunity to…

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The Employability Quest

Southern Cross University’s Melbourne and Sydney branch campuses have launched the Employability Quest, a new program designed to help prepare international students for the Australian job market. Designed by students, for students, and in close consultation with major industry partners, including Westpac, Infosys and PWC, the program will give SCU Melbourne’s and SCU Sydney’s students…

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