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Studying With a View

Apartment with scenic views of the Gold Coast surrounds

March 31, 2021

Southern Cross University

IF YOU LOOK EAST, YOU SEE STUNNING VIEWS OF TUGUN AND KIRRA BEACHES.

IF YOU LOOK NORTH, YOU SEE ENDLESS VIEWS OF THE GOLD COAST SKYLINE.

IF YOU LOOK WEST, YOU SEE BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE GOLD COAST HINTERLAND.

Is it little wonder that Southern Cross University occupational therapy student Eliza-Lee Plant has trouble keeping her mind on her studies.

The 21-year-old is one of approximately 2200 students at the expanding Gold Coast campus, right next to the Gold Coast Airport.

Being an occupational therapy student means she attends most of her studies on the top levels of Building B, a 10 storey building that houses the University’s allied health programs. It was only opened in 2013 so she also benefits from brand new facilities.

 

 

“It’s (Building B) definitely got some of the best views on the Gold Coast,” Ms Plant said.

“Quite often, lecturers are closing doors or blinds to stop students staring out the windows.

“As students we take advantage of the views and location all the time. We’ve seen whales migrating past, watched tow-in surfers when the swell is up, seen the skydivers come down on Kirra Beach, caught glimpses of the Roxy Pro and Quiksilver Pro.

“Getting here from where I live on the southern Gold Coast is so easy. The allied health facilities are brand new and world class and the location of the campus is great. We often duck across the road to the Tugun Tavern for lunch or the North Kirra Surf Lifesaving Club. Or we can go for a swim, or a surf, in between classes. I’ve even been able to finish up a class and walk to the Airport to catch a flight to Sydney.

“But the views are one of the best things about studying at the Gold Coast campus. I look to my right I see the ocean, I look to my left I see the mountains.”