At USC Greg Hill goes the full Oliver

The University of the Sunshine Coast warns of catastrophes to come unless the government cuts its cap on student numbers and thaws its funding freeze to give USC more money. Old news, you say? You read all about the government stumping up more cash for USC’s Petrie campus last week, in CMM no less, you add.

You did indeed, but USC is going the full Oliver and asking for more. Quite a bit more. VC Greg Hill has told Scott Sawyer in the Sunshine Coast Daily that he needs money lost to cuts, to fund the takeover of QUT Caboolture, to teach at the Hervey Bay campus acquired from USQ, for the Fraser Coast tertiary education programme. There is also the matter of medicine places at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, where USC plans to teach pre-med degrees.

To extend Keating’s Law of COAG; “never stand between vice chancellors and a bucket of money, they will just bring another one for you to fill as well.”


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