Become part of the future of regional education.
Through our Centres, we have supported more than 1,000 students studying hundreds of degrees through more than 35 higher education providers across Australia.
The need to support regional higher education students is unequivocal with those living in country areas half as likely to obtain a degree than their metropolitan counterparts.
All our Centres have seen high student take-up and, strong year-on-year growth in student numbers. Throughout Semester 2, 2019 more than 660 students registered with the CUC.
We know that students who study locally are more likely to engage in the local workforce, providing country businesses with new opportunities to employ highly trained local professionals. That’s what makes our local community ownership and support so critical to our success.
We are humbled with the support received from by both the NSW and Commonwealth Governments, which has been instrumental in seeding our growth; however, in order to maintain our excellent service to our communities we constantly need to be looking for new ways to enhance our services.
The Country Universities Centre is on the lookout for new community champions who are interested in providing community support, engagement, and ongoing partnerships to continue to provide this essential service in the mid to long-term. Any collaboration would help support regional and rural communities to learn and excel.
We firmly believe that your postcode shouldn’t predetermine your potential. The CUC has worked collaboratively with regional and rural communities with a shared purpose to increase equality of opportunity for higher education.
Every day, across our network we see, hear, and experience how our work is changing people’s lives for the better. We remain resolute in our mission to continue to provide high-quality higher education opportunities for regional and rural families.
We believe that grass-roots community support is a vital component of our long-term viability. Every donation helps us in our goal to support regional and rural students to succeed.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is supporting the Country Universities Centre through its not-for-profit fundraising account.
This means you can make a tax-deductible gift to FRRR for the Country Universities Centre and FRRR will make a grant to the CUC of the money raised.
If you would like to support regional students to reach their potential, you can donate to the Country Universities Centre general fundraising account, or directly to one of our Centres. Please donate here: https://www.frrr.org.au/cb_pages/current_not-for-profit_fundraising_accounts.php
We thrive on the passion of volunteers! You can be involved in changing the future of rural education by joining our community of volunteers. Please Contact Us for more information.
Join a group of passionate life-long learners who are dedicated to changing the future of rural education. Your role with the CUC Family will play an essential part bringing degrees close to regional and rural Australia.
This is a highly rewarding and unique opportunity to shape the education landscape in the Balonne region. As Centre Manager, you will work with the Board of Directors and be supported by the Country Universities Centre (CUC) to implement the strategic plan which is set by the Board of Directors to increase access to higher education opportunities for the region, as well as manage CUC Balonne. An important aspect of the Centre Manager is to support the successful outcomes for CUC students. You will also work with the Country Universities Centre to develop and implement a marketing plan, foster and maintain relationships with stakeholders and represent CUC Balonne at community events, along with supporting the successful outcomes for students.
Join our CUC Family
We are currently seeking expressions of interest to join our CUC Family.
To be eligible for the CUC Family, candidates must demonstrate the following:
- Demonstrated understanding of regional and rural communities;
- Demonstrated understanding of the higher education sector;
- Exceptional communication and networking skills;
- Passionate about regional education.
If you meet the above criteria, we will contact you should any opportunities become available. Please submit your resume and cover letter here.
“I love working with people whose passions and motivations align with my own. Being part of the CUC Family has been incredibly rewarding. We are all here working together to drive positive change for regional and rural communities – you can’t beat that.”
CUC Team Member