You can now join 300 of your fellow community members as a local university student, with applications now open for study in 2018 at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC).
The GUC supports the delivery of a range of university programs in partnership with CQUniversity and the University of Southern Queensland.
In 2018 there will now be two ways in which you can study at university locally;
- Mixed-Mode Delivery – by taking courses in the familiar mode of study at GUC, or,
- Supported Distance Education – for all other university courses on offer through CQUniversity
Courses delivered in mixed-mode provide a blend of online curriculum, resources and activities together with face-to-face tutorials, laboratories and workshops provided by the GUC. Where relevant, practical placements are also organised by GUC for students within local organisations and industry.
Courses offered in mixed-mode in 2018 are;
- Bachelor of Accounting
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary)
- Bachelor of Environmental Science
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bridging – STEPS
Now, after making special arrangements with CQUniversity, Mid West students can also study by Supported Distance Education, choosing from a full range of university courses offered by distance while receiving GUC’s support services.
“At GUC we’ve developed a reputation for outstanding student support; academically, pastorally and administratively. Ten different programs are offered under mixed mode delivery in 2018 which includes two hour face-to-face tutorials per unit per week or intensive block of laboratory or clinical skills,” said GUC Director Natalie Nelmes.
“We understand however, that the aspirations of our community, don’t all fall neatly into the courses we offer in mixed mode. That is why we have teamed up with our largest partner, CQUniversity Australia to now be able to support the full suite of their distance university courses with everything other than the tutorial or intensive block classes,” explained Ms Nelmes.
Studying at GUC in supported distance education mode gives students access to:
- GUC Administrative Support – including help with applications and enrolment
- Orientation – meet peers, understand your online sites and become familiar with GUC facilities and services at your disposal
- GUC facilities – study alone or with the network we help you to build with full access to laptops, wifi, library, printer/scanner
- Academic Learning Services – attend writing, referencing and other general academic workshops and seek assistance where required
- GUC Student Services – access to scholarships, learning plans and a range of supports including Aboriginal Student Support
- Supported Electives – chose from mixed mode units with face-to-face tutorials at GUC to round out your program
- Exam invigilation – supervised at GUC
- Graduation – we’ll celebrate your achievement with your friends and family in our community