The Board of Country Universities Centre Maranoa reveal how the development is going.
The Board of Country Universities Centre Maranoa reveal how the development is going.

UPDATE: When Maranoa residents can study at uni

THE Board of Country Universities Centre (CUC) Maranoa is excited to announce the appointment of their new Centre Manager, Bec Coffey.

CUC Maranoa is a Not-for-Profit organisation which provides a dedicated learning space where all members of our Maranoa community can access free academic support in an exceptional higher education facility.

The voluntary board are one step closer to opening this educational asset in the Maranoa.

“This is an exciting initiative for our community, and I am honoured to be playing a role in making it a reality,” said chairman council Cameron O’Neil.

After securing Federal Government funding, a premise is being negotiated, a Centre Manager has been employed and expressions of interest are being taken from members of the community who wish to be a part of this fantastic educational opportunity.

Acting Centre Manager and Board Member, Donaugh Shirley said a surge in interest revealed there’s a palpable appetite for higher education in the southwest.

“it is unbelievable the level of local interest, which only goes to show how much this facility is needed in the Maranoa,” she said.

CUC Maranoa will not only offer administrative, academic and social support for all local students who are studying online through any Higher Education provider in Australia, it will also bring together a network of like-minded people within our community who can now access this level of education without the need to relocate.

Foundation sponsors – Origin, Santos and the Maranoa Regional Council will be recognised at an information evening at 5.30pm on Thursday, November 12 at the Bungil on Roma Art Gallery.

If potential students would like additional information on how CUC Maranoa can benefit their studies, they are encouraged to contact degree@cucmaranoa.edu.au to register their interest.

The Centre is planned to open early 2021 and will be staffed during office hours, with students being able to have access to the facility with high-speed internet from 7am to midnight, seven days a week.

New Centre Manager, Bec Coffey said she understood how critical the CUC facility will be for students after go through the experience herself.

“As an external tertiary student myself, I am incredibly grateful that students within our local region can finally have access to such an amazing educational facility and I am delighted to be able to be here to offer full support to the students who register with us at CUC Maranoa”.

For further inquires please contact Bec Coffey at rebecca.coffey@cucmaranoa.edu.au or alternately on 0407 033 289.



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