Regional University Centres (RUCs) support students in rural, regional and remote Australia to access, participate and succeed in tertiary education without having to leave their communities.
RUCs provide physical, campus-like spaces and support for students who are studying university or VET courses online at any Australian institution. Centres provide students with infrastructure, such as study spaces with high-speed internet access and video conferencing; administrative guidance; academic support services; and pastoral care. These facilities and supports provide an alternative to moving away for study and enhance the experience of students studying within their own community.
Each RUC is unique and embedded within its community. Each Centre reflects the community it serves including the place, people, local industry and educational provision. A list of RUCs and their contact details is provided below.
The RUC Network aims to provide support to RUC staff across Australia and foster collaboration through a community of practice. The activity of the RUC Network is informed by the needs of RUC staff, guided by the RUC Network Advisory Committee and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).
More information about the funding of Regional University Centres is available on the DESE website: https://www.dese.gov.au/regional-university-centres
Regional University Centres are located throughout regional, rural and remote areas across Australia.