The Country Universities Centre (CUC) is a not-for-profit organisation, established with the aim of making tertiary education more accessible for regional and remote communities in New South Wales.
Regional youth participate in tertiary education is less than half the rate of their metropolitan counterparts, with the gap widening further in recent years. One of the biggest challenges faced by regional and remote students is the absence of a ‘campus’ environment and its associated support and benefits. The Country Universities Centre is based on a model which delivers supported learning to these students, providing them with access to campus-level technology, facilities, tutors and a network of fellow students.
The NSW Government has recently provided the Country Universities Centre with funding to establish more affiliated Centre’s in regional locations. With this funding, the Country Universities Centre is creating a network of Centre’s in regional towns, creating higher education opportunities to communities like Broken Hill and the Far West region. The Country Universities Centre Far West is governed locally, and is empowered with the flexibly to adapt to fit our community needs. CUC Far West Far West has received local support from Regional Development Australia Far West and the Broken Hill, Community Credit Union.