Uni Gym:

SCU sports centre is a modern facility that was built for student sport and recreation. Our staff love helping students get fit and strong, play sport or relieve stress during a busy week. Our gym equipment is new, the space is unintimidating and our prices are the best in town. Drop in and see us and ask about everything we have on offer:

  • Gym membership and training programs
  • Social sport competitions
  • Local sport and recreation events
  • University games
  • Local community clubs and teams
  • Trips, tours and events

For more information: http://scu.edu.au/students/index.php/50/

We are open from 6am until 8pm Monday thru Thursday and 6am until 7pm on Fridays. We are closed on public holidays and weekends.

Australian Psychology Society (APS) Membership Subsidy

Are you studying Psychology at SCU? CHSA can subsidise your annual membership to the APS. Just sign up here, print off your receipt and pop into our office. You can submit your receipt of payment along with the APS Rebate form and we will deposit 50% of your membership fee back into your bank account.

Student Advocacy

Student Advocacy is a free and confidential service offering advice and support to all students. Support can range from understanding policies, through to representation in formal appeals and procedures. Some of the most common situations we support students with is special considerations and grade appeals, but we are frequently help out with more serious situations like misconduct, complaints and bullying or harassment. Advocacy Officers are also Justice of the Peace, so we can help with Stat Dec’s and certified documents.

Student Advocacy is a drop-in service, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, so students are welcome to either pop by anytime to ask a quick question, or make appointments for longer, detailed situations.

There are a few things that make Student Advocacy unique amongst support services:

  • Independence – as part of the National Student Representation Protocols, by law students must have the support and representation of an advocate who is independent and confidential – this means that no one else needs to know if you ask Advocacy for help, and that we are here solely for the best interests of students, no one else. Advocacy reports to the SRC – meaning that our bosses are the students we directly support.
  • Representation – there are many support staff at SCU who can give advice, but Student Advocacy is the only service that can formally represent you and your interests, or act on your behalf if you’re unable to. We won’t just tell you which form to fill out, we’ll talk you through it and help you fill it out or write any letters.

Student Advocacy can also provide mediation, if you need help resolving a conflict. This can be especially helpful if students have conflicts in group work or assignments, to help all students get the best possible outcome. As we support all students, we can’t represent one student against another, but we can help to guide everyone to a mutually beneficial resolution. If the conflict is with a staff member, Student Advocacy supports solely the interests of the student, we’re in your corner.

We’re also happy to help with anything that is affecting your study – whether it’s at home or workplace, or a financial situation. We don’t provide legal aid, but can be a support person and accompany you in any situation that is interrupting your success at SCU.

Haylee Fuller, Coffs Harbour Student Advocacy Officer

Haylee studied Languages, Human Rights and Peace & Conflict Studies at Universities in Australia, Mexico and Guatemala, so she has plenty of first-hand experience as a student both locally and as an international student. She is passionate about Conflict Transformation and constructive resolution to challenges. Before SCU, Haylee worked in community awareness and advocacy for a domestic violence shelter in Guatemala for several years.


Counselling services are available at the Coffs Harbour Southern Cross University Campus. Further information can be found at: http://scu.edu.au/students/index.php/34

Where: F Block
Days: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.00pm
Phone: 02 6659 3263

Other Counselling Resources:

Out of Hours Crisis Support Line: 1300 782 676

Mental Health Access Line: 1800 011 511.
Online Counselling Resources: http://scu.edu.au/students/index.php/73



Erica Butler, Pastoral Care Coordinator, is available on-campus Monday and Wednesday. To make an appointment please email Erica.Butler@scu.edu.au. Alternatively, leave a message at 02 6659 3365

The Chaplaincy office is found in B.1.9.

A Reflection Room for quiet prayer, reflection or meditation is available to campus members in B.1.29 and accessible when the corridor is open. Bookings can be made at the room or by emailing Erica.Butler@scu.edu.au.

Indigenous Australian Student Services (IASS)

Indigenous Australian students can find a range of information, advice and support at SCU.

The Coffs Harbour campus also has the Gumbaynggirr Room, where Indigenous students can enjoy the computer facilities, lounge and kitchen facilities.

Further information can be found at: http://scu.edu.au/students/index.php/8