Local university student numbers continue to grow in the Mid West with over 100 new students beginning their studies at Geraldton Universities Centre. The 2018 intake sees the number of students studying at GUC continue to exceed the 300 mark, with students undertaking degree and bridging programs through CQUniversity and the University of Southern Queensland.
In 2018 GUC students are enrolled in courses offered in both mixed mode delivery and supported distance education. Mixed mode courses include Accounting, Business, Education (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teaching), Environmental Science, Engineering, Nursing, Psychological Science and Social Work. With GUC now also supporting all other regional distance students through the range of CQUniversity courses, GUC’s 2018 cohort includes students studying courses in areas such as Public Health, Information Technology, Mental Health, Digital Media, Emergency and Disaster Management, and Masters of Teaching.
New students were recently introduced to GUC at its annual Orientation. Along with campus tours, introductions to online platforms and student services, students participated in a range of academic preparation workshops. Workshops included critical thinking, academic writing, avoiding plagiarism and referencing styles.
GUC is expanding its academic support in 2018 with the establishment of its Academic Learning Centre (ALC). In addition to academic workshops, such as those during Orientation and periodically throughout the academic year, students can now take advantage of face-to-face academic communication support on campus. Sessions can be booked for weekly pop-in appointments (15 minute appointments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings) or 1 hour sessions for more concentrated academic assistance. These services at GUC supplement the full range of Academic Learning Services offered by its partner universities.