Ulladulla Country Universities Centre Concept

The survey has now closed. 

Would you like to see a Country Universities Centre affiliate campus established in the Ulladulla area?

The Country Universities Centre (CUC) is a not-for-profit organisation that makes tertiary education more accessible for regional communities. Tertiary education is any education a student receives after final compulsory schooling at the age of 17, e.g University or TAFE.

There are currently Country Universities Centre campuses in Cooma, Broken Hill and Goulburn. These regional campuses are known as affiliates and they work in partnership with the central Country Universities Centre entity to establish an affiliate campus operated by and for the local community.

Regional youth participate in tertiary education at less than half the rate of their city counterparts. One of the biggest challenges they face is the absence of a ‘campus’ environment and its support and benefits. The Country Universities Centre model delivers supported learning to regional students, providing them with access to campus-level technology, facilities, tutors and a network of fellow students close to their homes.

Through a Country Universities Centre, students can participate in tertiary education and achieve their academic aspirations. In 2018 there were 292 regional students attending Country Universities Centre campuses studying 130 different degrees from 30 Australian universities.


What is the process?

To be successful, a Country Universities Centre must respond to a community view that there is a lack of local tertiary opportunities. Key success factors include a suitable population base, equity issues for access, community appetite, industry support and suitable underutilised facilities.

The Ulladulla Country Universities Centre concept is supported by an active stakeholder Steering Committee comprising representatives from:

  • private sector and government employers
  • local and state government
  • community groups
  • tertiary education.

The Steering Committee was established in May 2019 to develop a business case, identify suitable facilities and canvas community and stakeholder support. The business case will form the basis of a funding request to the NSW Government to support an Ulladulla Country Universities Centre.


What's next?

Feedback and ideas from the local community is an important component of the business case. Please participate in a short survey to tell us what you think and help the Steering Committee determine whether a Country Universities Centre is seen as important to the community.

The survey will be available from 29 August to 9am 16 September 2019.


Would you like to see a Country Universities Centre affiliate campus established in the Ulladulla area?

The Country Universities Centre (CUC) is a not-for-profit organisation that makes tertiary education more accessible for regional communities. Tertiary education is any education a student receives after final compulsory schooling at the age of 17, e.g University or TAFE.

There are currently Country Universities Centre campuses in Cooma, Broken Hill and Goulburn. These regional campuses are known as affiliates and they work in partnership with the central Country Universities Centre entity to establish an affiliate campus operated by and for the local community.

Regional youth participate in tertiary education at less than half the rate of their city counterparts. One of the biggest challenges they face is the absence of a ‘campus’ environment and its support and benefits. The Country Universities Centre model delivers supported learning to regional students, providing them with access to campus-level technology, facilities, tutors and a network of fellow students close to their homes.

Through a Country Universities Centre, students can participate in tertiary education and achieve their academic aspirations. In 2018 there were 292 regional students attending Country Universities Centre campuses studying 130 different degrees from 30 Australian universities.


What is the process?

To be successful, a Country Universities Centre must respond to a community view that there is a lack of local tertiary opportunities. Key success factors include a suitable population base, equity issues for access, community appetite, industry support and suitable underutilised facilities.

The Ulladulla Country Universities Centre concept is supported by an active stakeholder Steering Committee comprising representatives from:

  • private sector and government employers
  • local and state government
  • community groups
  • tertiary education.

The Steering Committee was established in May 2019 to develop a business case, identify suitable facilities and canvas community and stakeholder support. The business case will form the basis of a funding request to the NSW Government to support an Ulladulla Country Universities Centre.


What's next?

Feedback and ideas from the local community is an important component of the business case. Please participate in a short survey to tell us what you think and help the Steering Committee determine whether a Country Universities Centre is seen as important to the community.

The survey will be available from 29 August to 9am 16 September 2019.


Ulladulla Country Universities Centre Concept Survey

The survey has now closed.