14 August 2023
Posted in Tertiary Education, Regional and Remote, Victoria, Community
CUC has partnered up with La Trobe University to provide more accessibility to regional and remote students that seek tertiary education without leaving their local community. As stated in the Country University Centres news article, this " unique partnership is a testament to the shared vision of improving low participation rates in higher education outside of metropolitan areas through a community-led approach."
La Trobe has created connections with the Ovens Murrary Country Universities Centre, consisting of Wangaratta, Corryong and Mansfield, through a shared outreach program that is designed to increase students' knowledge of university education. As well as this, students in higher education that are in the Loddon Mallee region will soon have access to a new CUC in Swan Hill, alongside access to their established CUC in Bass Coast.
With the Minister of Education, Hon Jason Clare MP, recently announcing the $66.9 million to initiate up to 20 new regional study centres, La Trobe University and Country Universities Centres are looking to open new centres within rural Victoria and working alongside the regional communities to determine which regions seek a new centre.
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A conference hosted by the Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC) supported a network of Regional Study Hubs (now known as Regional University Centres), led by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE).
Hon Jason Clare MP had announced the release of a Consultation Paper regarding the implementation of the new Suburban University Study Hubs Program. Interested stakeholders, including Regional Hubs, are invited to make a submission to the Consultation Paper by 2 October 2023.