The University of Canberra
The University of Canberra, also known as UC and Australia’s Capital University, is a university located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, the national capital of Australia. More than 12,000 students currently attend the University. Some 1600 of them live on campus. They come from local and regional areas, every state and territory in Australia and 90 other countries. Academic standards are high and career results are excellent. The University has produced over sixty five thousand graduates since 1970. Many occupy senior positions in the professions, the corporate world and government enterprises in Australia and their home countries; others are prominent authors, designers, journalists, film-makers and sports men and women. We’re proud of every one of them.
The 120 hectare (296.4 acres) campus is a haven of clean air, tall trees and native wildlife, including parrots, honey-eaters, cockatoos and resident kangaroos. Despite its serene location, the campus is within walking distance of the shopping and entertainment complex of Belconnen, and just 12 minutes by regular bus service or car from Canberra’s Civic Centre. On-campus social life revolves around our coffee shops, restaurants, food outlets, bar, lounges and lawns, student group-study annexes and the University residences (the Ressies). Regular social events are organized by UCU, and shops, banks and a hairdressing salon are conveniently located on campus.There are professional and social clubs and societies, a number of sports teams, plus a well-equipped sports and fitness centre with cardio and weights classes, squash, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, plus ovals for soccer and rugby.
You’ll experience and enjoy all these and more at The University of Canberra. This is the time to spread your wings, to open your mind, widen your social circle and start friendships that will last a lifetime. Whatever discipline you study, you’ll also find you develop professional networks with friends, colleagues, academics and mentors who’ll be working in your own or related fields in every state of Australia and many countries around the world.