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.


  1. University of Canberra Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Frances Shannon, Canberra United players Nikki Flannery, Grace Gill and Canberra United CEO Phil Brown

    UC continues as front of shirt sponsor for Canberra United

    The University of Canberra will remain as front of shirt sponsor for W-League team Canberra United for the next two seasons

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  2. The University of Canberra has received $75,000 from the Discovery Translation Fund 2.0 for its Genetic Ancestry Laboratory project

    DNA’s ancestry to help police identify suspects

    Police will soon be able to test the ancestry of DNA found at crime scenes thanks to new technology to be based at the University of Canberra

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  3. The unit World Refugee Crisis in Action will focus on contemporary refugee issues through a series of guest lectures, presentations and panel discussions

    Current refugee crisis focus of new UC unit

    University of Canberra students will discuss the global refugee crisis in a new unit which started last week

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  4. Kate Gaze will play for the UC Capitals this season

    UC Capitals sign Kate Gaze

    The University of Canberra Capitals have signed guard Kate Gaze for the 2016/17 WNBL season

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Important Dates

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  • Date – to be announced

    Winter Welcome

  • Friday, 29th Jul 2016

    Last day to submit a change of course form for Semester 2 2016

  • Monday, 1st Aug 2016

    Semester 2 Orientation Week begins