Dear Careers Advisors,

With Term 3 well under way it's the perfect time to bring you the latest updates from the University of Canberra!

In this issue we will cover:

  •      UC Open Day – Saturday 31 August
    •      Open Day registration and check-in competition
    •      UC Open Day App 
  •      Industry Insights series at UC Open Day
  •      Fast Forward Program – early offer to UC
  •      Insight into our new IT specialisations 
  •      Faculty of Arts and Design: College Design Competition

UC Open Day: Saturday 31 August, 9am-4pm 

UC Open Day is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! Don't miss your chance to experience the University of Canberra first-hand at our Open Day – Saturday 31 August, 9am-4pm.

Start your day with a Free Big Breakfast from 9-10:30am and explore over 200 information sessions, hands-on workshops, displays, demonstrations and more. There will also be LIVE music, giveaways and a host of entertainment and industry present on the day, with Hit 104.7's Ned and Josh broadcasting live from 12pm. 

Don't miss your chance to experience everything that Canberra and UC has to offer.


Industry Insights Series - UC Open Day

For students looking to explore future career possibilities, encourage them to attend our Industry Insights series (from 10:00am- 2:30pm on UC Open Day). Students will hear from some of the biggest employers about market trends, what they are looking for in candidates, how they recruit, as well as key tips and tricks to help your students stand out from the crowd.

Featuring guest speakers from Ernst & Young (EY), Department of Employment, Australian Public Service Commission (ASPC), Microsoft Corporation (Azure Global), Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), Hudson Recruitment and Sports Dieticians Australia (SDA).

Check out
What’s On so you don’t miss out!   




Make the most of your UC Open Day. Get the UC Open Day app now to create your own personal schedule of events and activities and figure out how to get around campus on the day.


UC Open Day - Registration and Check-In Competition


Students could win a prize just by attending UC Open Day! Register here and check-in on the day to go in the draw to win one of three great prizes:

1st Prize: 13-inch MacBook Pro 128GB SSD + Microsoft Office Home and Student, valued at $2090.00

2nd Prize: Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular, valued at $799.00

3rd Prize: Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular, valued at $699.00

ACT Permit No. ACT TP 19/03681; NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/35914


Fast Forward Program

UC has launched a brand new, highly exclusive early offer initiative designed to help 25 outstanding Year 11 students transition seamlessly into university life. The UC Fast Forward Program is perfect for those students looking to go the extra mile both inside and outside of school; students who are dedicated to their studies while being actively involved in their community through sporting clubs, volunteering, or similar activities.

Students from Canberra and the ACT region (Yass, Queanbeyan and Goulburn) are invited to apply for this exclusive program and successful applicants will receive a range of benefits including early entry to into a UC degree of choice*.

Applications are now open and will close 8 September 2019.

*Please note that not all UC undergraduate courses are available via the Fast Forward Program.

*Ranked degree exclusions apply.


Insight into our new IT specialisations

Our brand-new IT specialisations for undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been specifically geared towards getting graduates ahead in a fast moving, ever-changing technoscape.  Developed around a big picture perspective and exploring in-demand niche areas, the new IT degrees and specialisations are opening up a whole new world of knowledge, skills and potential.

Dr Wanli Ma, Head of the School of Technology, is confident that the new specialisations will position graduates to be in serious demand in the coming years, thus building on an already stellar employability rate for the University’s IT graduates.


A significant number of our domestic students are already hired mid-way through their courses. We expect that this trend will continue for all graduates in each of our specialist IT areas as the industry and our courses continue to evolve - Dr Ma said.


Our new specialisations include:

  •      Cybersecurity
  •      Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics
  •      Data Science
  •      Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things.

Find out more about our IT specialisations


Faculty of Arts and Design: College Design Competition 


A Competition for Creative College Students
(previously known as the Dean’s College Design Competition)

The Faculty of Arts & Design invites all ACT & NSW College students (Year 11 & 12) to enter their annual Design Competition. Students can submit their best work in one or more of the categories to win a $6,000 Faculty scholarship.

Cash prizes for winners of each category and a People’s Choice Award for the ‘most voted’ entry will also be awarded. Winners will be announced at the Faculty of Arts & Design End of Year Student Exhibition in November.

Email FADcompetitions@canberra.edu.au for further details. 


Future Students Team

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Email: study@canberra.edu.au

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