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Southern Cross University is a vibrant university with beautiful campuses at Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and with additional facilities at nearby Tweed Heads.
The university's newest campus is located adjacent to Gold Coast Airport and close to North Kirra Beach. The Gold Coast campus foundation building is a well-appointed facility providing a nurturing and supportive study environment in a contemporary setting. It includes the Gold Coast shared services hub, an integrated student centre with computer stations, a lounge area, coffee shop and bookstore. The top floor, with views to Pacific Ocean surfing beaches, is devoted to student library services. Free on-site parking is available to students.
The university operates two teaching facilities in nearby Tweed Heads and a free shuttle bus runs between locations. The Lismore campus occupies 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds including landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways. The student centre in Goodman Plaza is the heart of student life on campus, featuring a one-stop shop for enquiries with both self-help facilities and highly trained staff available to assist students. The student centre is also a place to relax and catch up and is a venue for student clubs and gatherings. The SCU gym and pool complex features health and fitness facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool.
The Coffs Harbour campus offers a friendly learning environment. The gathering space in the heart of the campus provides an ideal place for student activities or to relax with friends. The recreation hall and fitness centre provides a venue for a variety of sporting activities. The contemporary campus is part of an education precinct, with the university co-located with North Coast TAFE (a technical and further education facility) and a secondary school. The university operates the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour, which is within walking distance to Charlesworth Bay and adjacent to the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Southern Cross University English Language Centres operate on all campuses to ensure students are able to achieve the required English language level to enter their undergraduate or postgraduate course.
The university prides itself on providing international students with a very high level of support services to help them achieve a successful academic outcome and a positive personal experience. The dedicated international student services team provides a range of specialist services including:
- pre-departure information
- airport reception
- accommodation placement
- comprehensive orientation
- dedicated student advisers
- English language assistance
- social activities and excursions
- student visa and health insurance advice.
International students also have access to academic and learning support through the Academic Skills and Development Unit, which assists with academic writing skills, study techniques and exam preparation.
We welcome students from more than 80 countries throughout the world and offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in an inspiring and responsive learning environment. Our degrees are designed in consultation with industry across a broad range of disciplines, many providing opportunities for hands-on work experience valued by employers.
SCU study areas:
- Law and Justice
- Information Technology
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Creative and Performing Arts
- Environmental, Forest and Marine Science and Management
- Clinical Sciences
- Sport and Exercise Science
- Indigenous Studies
National Marine Science Centre
Bay Drive COFFS HARBOUR NSW Australia
Military Road EAST LISMORE NSW Australia
Hogbin Drive COFFS HARBOUR NSW Australia
The Hotel School Sydney
117 Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW Australia
Tweed Heads - SCU Riverside
Brett Street TWEED HEADS NSW Australia
Southern Cross Drive BILINGA QLD Australia