Become part of the future of regional education in the Far West.
Through our Centre, we have supported more than 300 students who are studying hundreds of different degrees through more than 35 higher education providers across Australia.
The need to support regional higher education students is unequivocal with those living in country areas half as likely to obtain a degree than their metropolitan counterparts.
We know that students who study locally are more likely to engage in the local workforce, providing country businesses with new opportunities to employ highly trained local professionals. That’s what makes our local community ownership and support so critical to our success.
We are humbled with the support received from by both the NSW and Commonwealth Governments, which has been instrumental in seeding our growth; however, in order to maintain our excellent service to our communities we constantly need to be looking for new ways to enhance our services.
We are on the lookout for new community champions who are interested in providing community support, engagement, and ongoing partnerships to continue to provide this essential service in the mid to long term. Any collaboration would help support regional and rural communities to learn and excel.
View our community partnerships guide here.
We firmly believe that your postcode shouldn’t predetermine your potential. CUC Far West has worked collaboratively with regional and rural communities with a shared purpose to increase equality of opportunity for higher education.
Every day, across our network we see, hear, and experience how our work is changing people’s lives for the better. We remain resolute in our mission to continue to provide high-quality higher education opportunities for regional and rural families.
We believe that grass-roots community support is a vital component of our long-term viability. Every donation helps us in our goal to support regional and rural students to succeed.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is supporting CUC Far West through its not-for-profit fundraising account. This means you can make a tax-deductible gift to FRRR and FRRR will make a grant to CUC Far West of the money raised.
If you would like to support regional students to reach their potential, you can donate to the CUC general fundraising account, or directly to CUC Far West. Please donate here: Community-led projects – Non-For-Profit Organisations, alternatively Donation Form – Country Universities Centre