Sunshine on regional unis

Location and lobbying are good for student growth

The University of the Sunshine Coast is recruiting first staff for its Moreton Bay campus, at Petrie.

The new campus is scheduled to start next year, putting into action an aspiration that started in 2015, when VC Greg Hill and Moreton Bay local government agreed on the development. The feds have also helped. In January ’18 the always on message Professor Hill warned that federal infrastructure funding would avail nought if the then newly announced freeze on Commonwealth supported undergraduate places applied.  Next month 1200 CSP places for 2020 were forthcoming.

With student growth for universities in general now to depend on yet to be identified metrics, USC demonstrates how it’s done, especially for regionals unis, which Education Minister Tehan is keen on.


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