University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is and always has been committed to providing a transformative educational experience accessible to everyone, whatever their stage of life and background. This is a central element of our current strategic plan and an aspiration we are absolutely committed to.

Our much-valued predecessor, the Canberra College of Advanced Education (CCAE) transformed many lives with its focus on professional education, at a time when the political and economic climate gave many people opportunity—especially those not traditionally expected to enter tertiary education. This is a commitment that we continue today, within the globalised higher education sector.

UC still has a clear professional focus offering a range of applied degrees and a strong commitment to work integrated learning. Our education and research aims to help build just, prosperous and sustainable communities to redress disadvantage. We are also committed to building the national Reconciliation agenda, through tangible actions under our Reconciliation Action Plan.


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    High school students check out UC

    More than 160 high school students visited the University of Canberra for the UC 4 Yourself Experience Day

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  2. Dr Mona Soleymani sits in front of newspapers

    Anzac inspires greater care for our heritage

    UC conservation expert provides some advice to Australians looking to preserve their Anzac heritage, by caring for items passed down through the generations

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    Tell the Anzac story right: UC researcher

    Adjunct associate professor Sharon Mascall-Dare looks into the role of Australian journalists in defining the Anzac story

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  4. Student Polly Campbell and her mother Kate Whitehead smiling

    UC helps scholarship students succeed

    Year 12 students celebrated completing The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program at a ceremony at the University of Canberra

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Important Dates

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  • Friday, 15th May 2015

    Semester 1 teaching period ends

  • Monday, 18th May 2015

    Semester 1 examination period begins

  • Thursday, 28th May 2015

    Last day to submit a change of course form for Winter Term 2015