Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia's east coast, with campuses in southeast Queensland adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport, in New South Wales at Lismore and in Coffs Harbour, where the University’s National Marine Science Centre is also located. We have branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and run The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in partnership with Mulpha Australia.
Life as a new teacher: a chat with graduate Mitchell Anderson
What does life look like as a new teacher? Southern Cross graduate Mitchell Anderson chats to Education student Blake about following a passion for education, what placements give you, teaching during COVID and more as he reflects on his experience at the University.
Extreme sports show us what it means to be human: a chat with Dr Eric Brymer
Course coordinator for the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours Dr Eric Brymer has spent 30 years getting inside the minds of people who climb huge mountains, surf big waves, jump out of planes or freedive deep underwater. In this episode he chats with Education student Blake about why people participate in extreme sports and how it can make them feel more connected to nature and their own humanity.
There for each other: the mother and daughter who studied and graduated together
The first in-person graduation event at the Gold Coast after the lifting of COVID restrictions saw 850+ Southern Cross graduates cross the stage.
One duo that stood out was mother and daughter Rose and Maddie Smith, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree together!
In this episode the pair discuss what it was like studying together at Southern Cross, their passion for teaching and the challenges they both have overcome to arrive at this important milestone.
The hum of human consciousness: Lynda Hawryluk chats to Patti Miller
A special session from the 2022 Kyogle Writers Festival with Southern Cross Creative Writing lecturer Lynda Hawryluk and author Patti Miller. They discuss the theme of Patti's new book, True Friends, what makes a memoir truly come alive, the ethics of 'putting someone in your book' and what a 5,000-year-old story can tell us about the psychology of friendship. Some great tips and insights for students of creative writing and memoir writers.
What is occupational therapy actually? A chat with 4th year student Tara
Today we chat to Tara Fritz, a 4th year Occupational Therapy student studying at the Gold Coast campus. She talks about her work as a casual Occupational Therapy Assistant and as a mentor, the OT labs on campus and what a career as an OT actually involves. Hint: it's more than you think!
This episode is perfect for those who are thinking about studying OT or who may have just started their degree and are wondering how to get the most out of their studies and beyond.
Beekeeping, international aid and the honey bible: a chat with Dr Cooper Schouten
We're celebrating World Bee Day by chatting with our favourite bee doctor Dr Cooper Schouten. Cooper not only works as a beekeeper, he also manages diverse programs in the Indo-Pacific region, helping locals make an income from bees. He's also a lecturer in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is just about to release a compendium with colleagues of bee research spanning back to 1962. This episode is perfect for those studying (or considering) Regenerative Agriculture, those who want to get into beekeeping but don’t know where to start, or those who are simply intrigued by how bees can make such a difference!