Council Congratulates Country Universities Western Riverina

Tuesday, 23 Aug 2022

Council Congratulates Country Universities Western Riverina Griffith City Council is congratulating the Country Universities Centre (CUC) Western Riverina on recent data demonstrating the success of the Griffith and Leeton campuses.

Recent Census data (2021) shows a 34% increase in university students, compared to a non-metropolitan NSW Average increase of just 5.4%, and a CUC community average of 24.7%.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran said this data means that Griffith has exceeded the average university student growth in non-metropolitan NSW nearly seven fold.

The partnership with the Country Universities Centre – Western Riverina, was designed to ensure local students had an alternative to face to face learning, keeping local students local and form part of the Grow our Own initiative,” said Councillor Curran.

“To date there have been over 300 students enrolled in tertiary distance education taking advantage of the CUC facility, ensuring students can maintain their family connections, be gainfully employed, stay in the community they love and have the support of family, friends and the CUC to successful obtain their tertiary qualifications.

“It is pleasing to see so many students taking advantage of this state of the art facility, and choosing to remain in Griffith,” he added.

Duncan Taylor, CEO of the Country Universities Centre said he would like to congratulate current Centre Manager Shiron Kirkman, Erin and all the CUC Western Riverina staff for their success in Griffith and Leeton. 

“Council’s support has been fundamental to the ongoing growth of the CUC in Griffith and Leeton, and I welcome this outstanding first Census result since the establishment of the Centre,” said Mr Taylor.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the overall growth amongst CUC campuses, but the Western Riverina results top it out!”

The CUC Western Riverina was established in July 2019 in the State Bank House Griffith, before moving to its new home within the Griffith Community Centre in 2021.
 

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