NEW students at Southern Cross University are gearing up for the year ahead and it all begins with O Week.
A local crew was enjoying the festivities and food yesterday before heading to their information sessions.
They plan to study IT, primary education and nursing and said they chose the campus because it was ‘local and relaxed’.
Newly-appointed head of SCU’s Coffs Harbour campus, David Lynch, welcomed those who attended yesterday’s sessions and spoke of the value of education.
“University students are not just school leavers, they are from all walks of life,” Professor Lynch said.
“Education and university has the power to transform lives. I’m proud to be leading the faculty and wish everyone the best with their studies.”
Prof Lynch said the campus had about 500 enrolments from all over the world.
Alex Sinclair moved from Sydney to live with family in Woolgoolga and said he was excited to start his Bachelor of Social Science.
“I’ve read through all my units and am looking forward to the course,” he said.
“O Week has been good and helped me feel at home.
“So far I’ve been to a course information session and a library tour.”