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Southern Cross University

Address: Military Rd 2480 Lismore NSW, Australia

Events at Southern Cross University

Join in the fun of the Fusion Festival. Culture, creativity and community at the Lismore campus on Wednesday 6 September, including African drumming and percussion workshop, Japanese Tea Ceremony, He...
Lismore September 6, 2017, 11:00 am
UNIVERSITY STOP TWO! Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) is bringing his acclaimed motivational stand-up show on a regional tour, and this time to SCU LIsmore, Whitebrook Theatre. After reading over 300 s...
Lismore September 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
Research Week aims to raise awareness of our research across key stakeholders, including staff, current and prospective students, graduates, industry, government, media and the wider community. We inv...
Lismore August 28, 2017, 1:00 am
The Zeffa Cup in memory and honour of Rhys McNaughton will be played between the Southern Cross Gold Rats and Wollongbar-Alstonville. Jerseys will be auctioned to raise money for Suicide prevention ac...
Lismore July 20, 2017, 6:00 pm
The afternoon will be held in the Zest function room, Southern Cross university, Military road, East Lismore. Please bring a plate of afternoon tea to share with everyone! 🍰ð&Yuml...
Lismore April 30, 2017, 3:00 pm

About Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is an established Australian public university, with campuses at Lismore and Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales, and at the southern end of the Gold Coast in Queensland.HistoryThe initial predecessor institution to Southern Cross University was the Lismore Teachers' College, which commenced operation on 23 February 1970, at what is now the Northern Rivers Conservatorium site. On 1 September 1971, the Lismore Teachers College became a College of Advanced Education, under the Higher Education Act 1969, with the institution soon renamed Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education in 1973. Dr (later Professor) Rod Treyvaud was appointed principal in 1984, and oversaw an extensive building programme and the introduction of six new degree courses. Following the publication of the Commonwealth Government's White Paper on Higher Education in 1988 and its emphasis on the development of larger tertiary education institutions in Australia, Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education agreed to an association with the University of New England (UNE). On 17 July 1989 the Northern Rivers CAE thus became part of network University of New England, with some 1800 staff and some 9500 EFTSU (effective full-time student units).There was however dissatisfaction with the new network University, and on 29 June 1993 the federal and state ministers for education jointly announced that a new university would be established in the North Coast of NSW, which would consist of campuses at Lismore (formerly UNE - Northern Rivers) and Coffs Harbour (formerly UNE - Coffs Harbour Centre). It was subsequently announced that the new institution would be called Southern Cross University. Appropriate legislation was passed by both houses of the New South Wales Parliament in October 1993, and received the Royal Assent on 9 November 9, 1993. Southern Cross University was formally established on 1 January 1994.
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