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Good Universities Guide: UC #1 in Canberra for teaching quality

Kelly White

16 September 2022: The University of Canberra has retained its five-star rating for teaching quality, placing it in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia, and number one in the ACT, according to the 2023 Good Universities Guide.

The University also took out top spots for student support, full-time employment after graduation and starting salaries for undergraduate courses.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President, Paddy Nixon, says the results reflect the University’s dedication to student success, and the calibre of its teaching workforce.

“It is testament to the dedication of our staff that our students rate our teaching quality so highly,” said Professor Nixon.

“We’re also seeing the flow-on effects of a high-quality education reflected in these rankings, including success in securing full time employment after graduation.

“Preparing students for the workforce is at the heart of everything we do. The University of Canberra has always maintained a focus on ensuring our graduates are experienced and job-ready, with work-integrated learning a major element of every UC degree.”

According to the guide released this week, 73.5 per cent of graduates are employed full-time just four months after completing their courses.

The University also continues to lead the way in reducing inequalities, with 35 per cent of the student community the first in their family to access tertiary education. This aligns with the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which placed the University of Canberra as the first in the world for reducing inequalities in 2022 for the second year running.

As university students, and indeed all Australians, continue to face challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and other economic and societal factors, the University’s student support services continue to mobilise to support student wellbeing.

The Good Universities Guide is used by schools and careers advisors across Australia, and presents course information to potential university applicants, along with university profiles and ratings across a number of categories.