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CUC To Open In Cowra

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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IMAGE: CUC Cowra’s Grant Chamberlain, Deputy Mayor Judi Smith, Mayor Bill West, Member For Cootamundra Steph Cooke, Cowra Youth Council’s Stassi Austin, CUC Cowra’s David Lette and Cowra Shire Council’s Linda Barron at the announcement of the new Cowra Country Universities Centre, at the former Waugoola Motors site, last Wednesday.

University students in Cowra and surrounds will be able to complete much of their studies locally, thanks to a new Country Universities Centre in Cowra.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced NSW Government funding of $1.27 million for the new centre last Wednesday, which will provide a learning space for students to obtain their degrees without the need to move away from home. “Where you live should not limit your opportunities for a good education and once operational, the Centre will enable students to engage in and successfully complete their studies in a safe and flexible learning environment,” Ms Cooke said.

The state-of-the-art new Cowra facility, which will be located in-side the former Waugoola Motors building at 175 Kendal Street, is scheduled to open its doors in early 2023 and will be equipped with modern technology, high bandwidth internet, space to study and access to video conferencing.

Country Universities Centre interim-CEO Duncan Taylor said the Cowra and broader community will benefit greatly from having a local CUC Centre.

“As we’ve seen in our other Centres, the combination of study spaces, technology, the student community and the human support will provide the needed environment for local students to thrive in their studies and will enrich opportunities across the Central West region,” Mr Taylor said.

Cowra Council’s Community Development Officer, Linda Barron, believes the establishment of a Country Universities Centre in Cowra will meet a strong demand for improved tertiary education sup-ports in the local area.

More information on the Country Universities Centre network can be found https://www.cuc.edu.au/our-centres/

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