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How Does SCU Create Online Courses?

14 May 2021

Studying online is a different experience to the traditional classroom environment.

That is why it’s important for SCU Online to create learning environments that empower students to think differently, embrace change and upskill for the future.

Professional Pathways and Jobs for Mental Health Workers

6 May 2021

Mental health has become top-of-mind for many and there aren’t nearly enough skilled people to meet a steadily growing demand for practitioners and clinicians. Considering a career in mental health? Find out what it takes and how your existing experience might open doors for you in the sector.

A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Nurse

5 May 2021

Wondering if you’re suited to a career in mental health? Here's a detailed day in the life of a mental health professional.

Marina Zobouian is a graduate of SCU Online's Master of Mental Health Nursing. She is part of an outreach team providing mental health within the community, based in NSW. Marina shares the story of her career shift from nursing to qualified mental health nurse, the ups and downs of the job and a 'typical' day in her working life.


17 teaching strategies for boosting student engagement

3 May 2021

High student engagement and motivation in the classroom are essential. Here are 17 effective teaching strategies to help boost student engagement and learning.

Why study an MBA online in 2021

22 April 2021

The coronavirus pandemic sent shockwaves through universities as they scrambled to pivot from lecture halls to online learning. Meanwhile, 5000 students at Southern Cross University (SCU) calmly logged in – just like two decades of alumni before them.

Studying an MBA online is not just a quick fix for pandemics. It’s a barrier-busting revolution in postgraduate study that closes the gap between you and your career ambitions.


How to teach online effectively with learning design

2 November 2020

No matter the reason you’re teaching online, whether it’s because of COVID-19 or teaching by distance, incorporating techniques from learning design can help you to teach online effectively and create virtual classrooms where students are engaged, and ready to learn. 


Practical tips to bring mindfulness into your day

9 September 2020

Mindfulness. It’s one of those ‘buzz’ words a lot of us have heard, and yet it remains arguably misunderstood. So, what is it? Can it improve your life? And, can one be ‘mindful’ without having to shut the door, light a candle and think of nothing for hours?


How to prioritise tasks

17 August 2020

So, it’s 9 am, and you’ve written your to-do list for the day. You’ve included everything from today’s classes to the set readings for next week’s tutorial; from brainstorming ideas for your upcoming research project, to writing the abstract for your thesis; and you even remembered to put down making that phone call to check-in on your best friend who you haven’t seen in weeks.

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