I'm Going To UC
You’re heading to the University of Canberra and it’s time to let the world know!
Share your excitement with us on social media for the chance to win.
Take a picture in your UC graduation hat via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and #weareUC for the chance to win one of 10 UC hoodies!
We’ll pick the images we think embodies the UC spirit – so get creative! Prizes will be drawn on 30 January. Winners will be notified via the social media platform that they posted their image to.
Terms and conditions apply
"My whole career as an educator has been focused on wanting to change expectations of Aboriginal children right across Australia. In many ways, I think I’ve done that. In the Stronger Smarter philosophy, we’ve built a ‘high expectations’ relationship culture and we’ve challenged Aboriginal kids to lift above the negative, stereotypical view that they were so inundated by. In many ways the concept was inspired by my parents and essentially the good, solid values from a good, solid home. My Italian father taught us the value of working hard and not stopping until the job’s done and my very strong and very proud Aboriginal mum said, ‘You never, ever let anybody put you down. You stand up for yourself because being Aboriginal is something special, something precious’. I grew up with that message reinforced in and around me. Some kids didn’t, it makes me realise how fortunate and privileged I was. It was enough to keep me and my nine siblings free of that toxic stench of low expectations." Chris Sarra - Gurang Gurang and Tarilbilang Bunda man, University of Canberra Professor of Education, and chairman of The Stronger Smarter Institute #WeAreUC
Hands up if you’re excited about graduation! If you haven’t purchased your gown, hood and mortarboard yet, there’s less than two weeks left to do so. Visit the UC Shop in the Refectory to get decked out. You can also purchase items online at GownTown. Please note: gowns will not be available for purchase at Parliament House on the day of graduations. More information is available on our website.
"Some people are shocked when I tell them I work in construction. They think it’s really weird but why is it weird? It’s normal for me. I’m currently studying at UC and working for Multiplex on the University of Canberra Public Hospital project. It’s a full-on load but I’m determined to get it done. It’s convenient that where I work and where I study are located right across the road from each other. I’m one of only three females in the team, but I get given the same tasks as the other cadets so it’s definitely an equal and level playing field. The team treat me like the rest, I’m not different. A lot of things make so much more sense when you’re actually in the industry and working while learning. You see what you’re learning in the classroom translated to what’s happening in the office, what’s happening on site." Timnit Tessema - Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Building and Construction Management #WeAreUC