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Southern Cross University

NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 6620 3876
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Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University (SCU) is a modern and vibrant public university in Australia. Formerly known as Teacher's College during the 70s, it became Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education until 1994, when it finally obtained its identity as Southern Cross University. SCU is known for its intensive research programs, high academic standards, and top quality teaching methods.

This university of technology works with various industries and businesses to allow students to apply their theoretical know-how, thus producing work-ready graduates in various fields. SCU's main campus is situated on the breathtaking northern coast of New South Wales, Australia. The branch campuses in Lismore, Coffs Harbour, and Tweed Heads are surrounded by forests and serene beaches, conducive to a stress-free learning experience. Recently, SCU campuses that cater more to international students opened in the main cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

Research Intensive Programmes and Flexible Study Options at SCU

Southern Cross University offers Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees in different industry-related disciplines such as business, law, social sciences, health and environmental sciences, education, indigenous studies, tourism and the arts. The University's undergraduate students can choose between studying on-campus and distance education through online learning, whichever would suit their goals and interests. 

SCU utilises online technologies like podcasts, electronic materials, online forums, virtual classes and video links so students can actively interact with co-students and lecturers via the Internet. Through its links with different industries, SCU provides hands-on training in the workplace to prepare its students for real-life jobs. Postgraduate students may opt to focus on research studies. Southern Cross University has received very high ratings in several research fields such as geosciences, agricultural sciences, zoology, biological sciences, and tourism.

University Jobs and Academic Career Opportunities in SCU

Southern Cross University is committed to providing a top-notch education and learning experience to its students through its culturally diverse and collaborative staff. Passionate and diligent individuals are encouraged to apply for SCU's academic jobs, such as lecturer, associate professor or researcher, as well as university jobs like support officers and educational technologists.

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