Regional University Centres provide study spaces, video conferencing, computer facilities and internet access, as well as academic skills and wellbeing support for students studying via distance at any Australian university or vocational education and training provider.
The Lumen Wheatbelt Regional University Centre is located in a unique part of Australia where over 200 communities ranging from less than 100 people to towns with 1000-5000 people are disbursed across a large area. Due to the wide geographic spread, this Regional University Centre offers four smaller-scale sites to support students. There is also an online community planned to encourage collaboration across sites.
The Centre, funded through the Australian Government’s Regional University Centres program, is one of eight new Regional University Centres expected to open from 2023. The new Centres are in addition to the 26 Centres already established in all states and the Northern Territory.
Photo: Christian Gibbs and Rebecca Atkinson
The Lumen Wheatbelt Centre currently supports 27 students across the four sites. These students are studying a diverse range of courses including health and allied health related courses, education, agriculture, humanities, and business.
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For more information and to find out if there is a RUC is your area, visit the Regional University Centres page.