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Culture, sport and recreation for SCU students

SCU Women's Netball Team at NUG
SCU women's netball team at the 2014 Northern Uni Games
2014 SCU Band Comp Winners - Parkside Orchestra
Winners of the 2014 SCU National Campus Band Comp Parkside Orchestra

SCU offers a wide range of sporting, recreational and cultural activities, with something for everyone.

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  • Campus sport
    A fun, social sporting opportunity for the entire University community.
  • Community sport and fitness events
    Team SCU participates in a number of community events encouraging healthy and active lifestyles - open to students, staff and alumni.
  • Represent SCU in sport
    All SCU students are eligible to represent the University in sporting competitions or volunteer their services in a variety of areas.
  • Recreation trips and tours
    Get active and join a recreational trip or tour as a great way to meet other like-minded people in a fun, friendly outdoor environment - open to students, staff, alumni and family.
  • Elite student athletes
    We support elite athletes so that they can balance their dual careers of training and competing at an elite level whilst undertaking their study.
  • Fitness centres
    Our sport and fitness centres provide arrange of sporting facilities across the three campuses including 2 gyms, an aquatic centre, 2 indoor sports courts, and 2 sports field and 4 tennis courts.
  • SCU clubs and societies
    There are a variety of clubs and societies on offer at SCU. You can join a club or society and get involved with campus life - learning new skills on the way and meeting other students for around the University!
  • UniLife Awards
    The UniLife Awards are annual university-wide student awards which recognise outstanding achievement and contribution by SCU students in the areas of sporting and student life. These annual awards are endorsed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Lee.
  • National Cultural Tertiary Competitions
    SCU is a member of the Australian Association of Campus Activities Inc. AACA coordinates four national tertiary cultural programs for its members, including the National Campus Band Comp, National Campus Film Fest, National Campus DJ Comp and National Campus Art Prize.
  • Orientation
    Orientation is a three day program prior to classes starting; it also includes Get Connected Week (Week 2 of Session 1 and 2). Orientation introduces first year students to the University and helps with the transition into university life. It also re-engages continuing students back into their studies. Note: In Session 3, it is a 1-3 day program prior to classes starting.
  • Local and regional events
    Find out more about what your local regional events and plan ahead to get the most out of living in a vibrant regional community!

The UniLife team invites you to enrich your Southern Cross University experience and 'tap into' what SCU has to offer - live, work and play!

Please contact the UniLife team by email: or phone: 02 6620 3220

Updated: 29 May 2015