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Southern Cross University will be delivering all its study programs online from Monday.

It has announced that most of its courses will be delivered online rather than face-to-face for the current semester in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

We have made this move in the best interests of our students and our teaching staff,’ Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker said.

While every degree that we offer will now be available online, all of our campuses remain open.”

 This includes Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast regional campuses, as well as metropolitan campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.    

‘Unless otherwise advised, classes will be delivered online at the same time that face-to-face classes would have occurred. Students timetables will not change, but how they engage with classes will,’ Professor Shoemaker said.

‘Some activity which cannot be undertaken online – such as clinical placements in health and teaching practicums – will continue unless otherwise advised.   

‘If, however, a site at which students are undertaking a placement closes they should contact the University on [email protected] for support.

‘While essential campus facilities remain available, we are reducing every risk we can identify.

Staff who could work from home were being encouraged to do so, and non-essential events were being cancelled or postponed, including graduation ceremonies. For more information visit www.scu.edu.au/coronavirus.

‘There are currently no identified cases of COVID-19 at Southern Cross University,’ Professor Shoemaker said. ‘But we remain vigilant and aware of the highly contagious nature of this virus.’

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