As a GUC student, you are part of our GUC community. We value community, partnerships, aspiration, equity and excellence as reflected in our Student Charter.
The GUC provides the following services to support you during your studies:
- Enrolment and administrative support
- Academic Support
- Student amenities, including 24/7 study hall
- IT support, library, orientation and graduations
For information on how to access these services please see below.
For a comprehensive guide to GUC student services, facilities and emergency management information please see the Orientation Booklet 2023.
GUC Student COVID Protocols
• If you are ill, please do NOT ATTEND GUC. Call us, so we can let the tutor know that you will not be attending your tutorial. Please take a RAT and let us know the result.
• If you test POSITIVE TO COVID please call to let us know. We will make arrangements to continue to support you with your studies.
Pastoral support is provided by the GUC’s Student Services Officer Tiambra Calvin. Tiambra can help you to navigate your way through your studies and provide assistance and advice to support you with the following:
- Counselling – to assist students with any issues which impact negatively on their studies.
- Accessibility -to support students with a physical or learning disability or a medical issue that will impact on their studies.
- Mentoring – to help new students settle in to their first semester of study.
- Student Advocacy – for students who seek guidance on grievances, appeals and disputes.
- Health and Welfare
- Financial Assistance – how to find and access financial assistance and scholarship information.
- Aboriginal Student Support
To book an appointment with Tiambra please call 9920 4409 or via email
Telephone: 1300 226 987
Text: 0480 097 747
There are a number of government support services available for higher education students. For more information, please visit STUDY ASSIST
Each GUC supported course has an administrative support person to assist you with applying for a course, acceptance and enrolment in your new course, study plan advice to guide you through your studies, orientation, graduation and everything in-between!
Please see below for the admin support person for your course:
Education (ECE, Primary and Masters of Teaching), Nursing
Tamarra Haynes – firstname.lastname@example.org
STEPS and ITEC Bridging, Business, Accounting, Social Work and Psychology, Supported Distance Ed
Tiambra Calvin – email@example.com
Wellbeing is a holistic term that encompasses all aspects of a student’s life, including your physical, social, mental and emotional state. Your wellbeing can change from day to day, month to month and year to year.
Learn practical strategies for coping with study stress and looking after yourself while at uni with this practical and free on-line program
CoMHWA’s Peer Navigators will assist you to find services that are right for your needs. Perhaps you are struggling to find a psychologist in a rural area? Maybe you need some additional support to find a dentist who understands your anxiety around having treatment? The Peer Pathways project aims to bridge these gaps and provide information, assistance and service navigation support.
The program will deliver tailored, holistic, person-centred support to all callers. The Peer Pathways Program is community based and builds on the pre-existing expertise in peer navigation, peer support, and resources of CoMHWA.
In addition to any scheduled weekly tutorials, GUC provides general academic support. GUC’s Academic Learning Centre provides students with a range of supports in academic communication, including assistance with a variety of styles for academic assignment writing, referencing, note taking and paraphrasing. You can email ALCsupport@guc.edu.au with a quick question or to schedule a meeting for more extensive support.
The ALC also offers a range of workshops during orientation. Please click here for more information
Don’t forget to check your university’s websites for a range of great academic support tools too!
Our partner universities provide extensive academic support to all students. In addition to our tutorials, the GUC offers guidance to students to access and make the most of these and other local supports.
Workshops are offered by the ALC Team on Planning and Organisation; Study Skills; Researching; Academic Writing and Referencing. These occur around orientation and during Term.
The GUC ALC can offer guidance for specific questions, point students to the best help, or work with students referred by academic staff. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the services offered by their university. Should further help be needed with this, students can email ALCsupport@guc.edu.au.
Academic Support Services from Partner Universities
The ALC is the launchpad for a wealth of study and academic supports available to CQU students.
Accessing this link will take students to their My CQU portal, where they can access the ALC Moodle
CQU offers a 24/7 support service via Studiosity. This includes a draft check Service for writing issues. Students need to be logged in to their CQU account to register for the service.
Details are here: https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/student-support/learning-support/studiosity
CQU Library Guides also exist for specialised courses and software:
The UniSQ Library webpage is the starting point for a wide range of study materials and supports.
The page can be accessed here:
Additionally, all our UniSQ students are encouraged to enrol in the Smarthinking service. This is a 24/7 service offering support with writing and mathematics.
Students need to be logged in to their Study Desk to register for this service.
Curtin University students studying at the GUC, can access supports via the Online Students support area.
This covers academic, personal, and future employment support.
Students can also access guides on enrolments and the Curtin Connect services:
Use these links for:
- Workshops, particularly the study essentials series which takes students through the assignment process from beginning to end.
- UniSkills, academic skills website, a one-stop-shop for the Library’s assignment, study, digital, numeracy and referencing skills support.
- Studiosity and Grammarly, available to all students for 24/7 writing support.
- Peer Academic Mentoring provides students with personalised one-on-one support with peers who are excelling in their studies.
- 23 Things, our online digital skills program. Students can learn additional skills to help them succeed in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
There is a vast range of financial support available to eligible students while they are studying. For information on this, please visit STUDY ASSIST
The Hollomby Foundation has been set up to financially support Geraldton Universities Centre students. The Hollomby Foundation Scholarship Program is NOW OPEN…..click here for further information and to apply.
Orientation Days for Semester One 2023
USQ Nursing – Friday 17 February
CQU and Curtin – Wednesday 1 March
Please click here for all your 2023 Orientation Information
GUC orientation days and activities are designed so that you can meet your fellow students, become familiar with your new study surrounds and prepare you academically for the year ahead.
Before the big day, please read the Orientation Booklet 2023.
GUC’s new study hall offers students a relaxed and vibrant space to meet and study 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including:
- Student printer and photocopier
- Full kitchen facilities
- Student Lockers
- Standing and sitting desks
- Flexible booths for group study
- Bean bags and lounges
- Recharge points
- Wireless internet throughout
- Aboriginal studies space
Feeling peckish? Central Regional TAFE has a student cafe only a short walk down the path to the TAFE campus.
Please see the ‘HOW TO’ guide for the 24 hour study space
Student Photocopier and Printer
Access to the GUC student printer is via your GUC student card. Access is not free, and you will need to load credit onto your card. Please see reception to do this.
Please see the guides for the student printer and photocopier below
First time using the Photocopier
Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning
How to set up printing on your own device – for instructions, click on your device type or scan the QRcode
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GUC also offers students
- Student lounge in Building A with kitchen facilities
- Closed reserve library
- Outdoor seating areas
- Magnificent ocean views!
Come and see for yourself. You’re always welcome to visit.
The GUC has plenty of spaces for you to find a place to study, including the library, student lounge, and the 24/7 study hall.
Use of classrooms during business hours can be arranged by checking room availability with GUC reception staff.
After Hours GROUP study sessions
B6 (located in the 24/7 study hall) is available after hours for group study sessions. To check availability and book B6 for a group study session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All GUC students have full access to the online libraries of the university partner they are studying with.
In Addition, GUC operates a small closed reserve library so that all texts prescribed for the units we support are available. Students are also able to access the Central Regional TAFE library.
Text books from the GUC Library must be signed out with GUC reception staff. PLEASE NOTE that current term texts are on closed reserve.
Please click on the links below to see the Course Specific unit text books held in the GUC Library.
BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING
Congratulations!! You are Graduating…
GUC Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday 20 April 2023. It is an early evening event, and will take place at the Queens Park Theatre Geraldton.
Details for the Geraldton Ceremony will be emailed directly to graduating students in the lead up to the Graduation Ceremony.
Tamarra Haynes is our graduations contact – email@example.com
As a GUC student, there are a number of things that you need to do to make sure that you are prepared for graduation. Please read the information below. IT’s IMPORTANT!
First step is to fill in this form to order your regalia-Regalia Order Form
By doing so, you are confirming that you will be attending the GUC Graduation ceremony.
Please return completed Regalia Order Forms to Tamarra Haynes, firstname.lastname@example.org asap, to allow plenty of time for us to organise your regalia.
USQ and CQU Graduands attending the GUC Graduation Ceremony still need to follow the graduation procedure of their respective universities. It is important to note that the ‘GUC Graduation Ceremony’ is not listed on either University website.
Please follow the instructions on the USQ STEPS TO GRADUATING
USQ Students who are attending the GUC Graduation Ceremony should follow Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
Once you have a hard or digital copy of your testamur, please provide to GUC so we can present this to you at the Graduation Ceremony.
STEPS to GRADUATION
Your course is conferred – Conferral Date for Term 2 2022 is Monday 21 November
My eQuals invitation is sent to your student email
CQU students attending the GUC Graduation Ceremony, follow the instructions to access your testamur through My eQuals.
CQUniversity will certify and upload a digital version of your testamur and academic transcript to My eQuals, a secure online platform. You can then use My eQuals to share these documents with anyone you choose, including employers, universities and other parties.
If you are attending the GUC Graduation, you do not need to formally register with CQU for a graduation ceremony at a CQU campus. What you do need to do, is fill in the GUC Graduation Regalia Order Form which will register you for our graduation ceremony.
Once you have a hard or digital copy of your testamur, please provide/share to GUC so we can present this to you at the Graduation Ceremony.
A hard copy of your testamur can be ordered from CQU. Please visit: https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/academic-awards/graduation-documents
To request a statement of completion, please visit https://spectre.cqu.edu.au/eforms/index
Welcome GUC Sundowner for new and continuing students
Thursday March 2 – 4:30pm – Foreshore Hangout Lounge
Join GUC staff and students and get to know each other…GUC will provide some eats. Buy your own drinks..
There are a number of events that are provided by the GUC and external organisations that may be of interest to students.
To see upcoming events please click on the link below.