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The incredible expanding UC

By johnboy - 7 May 2013 12

Chief Minister Gallagher is proudly announcing the growth of student numbers at the University of Canberra.

Canberra is continuing to grow as an academic centre following the release of new statistics that show a 32.7% increase in student numbers at the University of Canberra over the past three years, Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education, Katy Gallagher, said today.

The Chief Minister today tabled the University of Canberra Annual Report in the Legislative Assembly.

“The ACT Government is working to establish Canberra as a national centre of excellence in education and research and this boost in student numbers at the University of Canberra (UC) is evidence that policy direction is helping the university to grow,” the Chief Minister said.

“There is no doubt that Canberra is going to face a tough few years ahead and it is essential that we create an economy in the ACT that also draws on expertise of a wide range of professions, not just the dominant industry of the public service.

“Our key learning institutions, of which UC is one, will play a key role in training professionals of the future and a 32% increase in student numbers, since 2009, is a good sign that we will have a strong and diverse pool of highly trained workers to draw on into the future.”

The University of Canberra Annual Report also shows:

— Overall student numbers have risen from 8463 in 2009 to 11234 in 2012;

— More females than males study at the university with an increase of 27.3% in on-campus female full-time students since 2009;

— The majority (66%) of the domestic students at UC are from the ACT/Queanbeyan region (5432); and,

— 33% of domestic students were from areas outside of the ACT/Queanbeyan.

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The incredible expanding UC
johnboy 10:47 am 08 May 13

more likely flash I’m guessing

c_c™ 10:45 am 08 May 13

thatsnotme said :

johnboy said :

Link is fine.

Link is fine as long as you don’t try to launch it using Chrome. Why Google Docs wouldn’t work properly with Google Chrome is beyond me, but I can see the PDF with no problems in IE9. In Chrome, it’s a blank grey screen.

Sounds like a problem with Chrome loading the appropriate Adobe PDF plugin. Safari (another webkit browser) also has some issues with PDF plugins.

johnboy 10:30 am 08 May 13

works fine in chrome for me. but the above link to the CM’s website is there too.

thatsnotme 10:29 am 08 May 13

johnboy said :

Link is fine.

Link is fine as long as you don’t try to launch it using Chrome. Why Google Docs wouldn’t work properly with Google Chrome is beyond me, but I can see the PDF with no problems in IE9. In Chrome, it’s a blank grey screen.

johnboy 10:24 am 08 May 13
poptop 10:21 am 08 May 13

I assume it is people enrolling at UC to avoid those weird law students at the elitist prison that is the ANU.

pierce 10:14 am 08 May 13

Wonder if those numbers include the students at the UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra

johnboy 10:02 am 08 May 13

Link is fine.

Rollersk8r 10:01 am 08 May 13

Link isn’t working – but I’d like to know whether it really points to Canberra being a centre of academic excellence, or more to UC being cashed up by international students??

thatsnotme 9:46 pm 07 May 13

“There is no doubt that Canberra is going to face a tough few years ahead and it is essential that we create an economy in the ACT that also draws on expertise of a wide range of professions, not just the dominant industry of the public service.

So even the Labor party chief minister has given up on Federal Labor winning the election? Or am I reading that statement incorrectly?

joingler said :

That equates to just under 3800 people at UC from outside Canberra. On campus accommodation has around 2000 people. But apparently there is a huge shortage of on campus accommodation for UC. That means nearly half the amount of students who come to UC from outside Canberra are unable to live on campus.

In my experience (an ex UC student), I’ve found rent off campus in share homes to be cheaper than on campus accommodation.

There was really no point to this post, just wanted to break down the numbers a bit more

UC could always learn from past experience, and set up a series of floating tee-pee’s on Lake Ginninderra.

patrick_keogh 9:37 pm 07 May 13

They are expecting us to have to enrol in statistics… or at least simple arithmetic.

Over that period enrolments have increased by 32.7% whereas FT female participation has only risen by 27.3% so female participation rates appear to be slipping. By the time you factor in the 3-5 year lag between enrolments and participation, the female participation rate appears to be slipping by an even greater rate than this difference in percentages would indicate. However the apples vs oranges (total numbers vs full-time numbers) means that we cannot make any definitive statement regarding female participation trends.

As to the last point (33% of domestic…), apart from the 1% rounding error this provides no information that was not in the previous point.

joingler 9:22 pm 07 May 13

That equates to just under 3800 people at UC from outside Canberra. On campus accommodation has around 2000 people. But apparently there is a huge shortage of on campus accommodation for UC. That means nearly half the amount of students who come to UC from outside Canberra are unable to live on campus.

In my experience (an ex UC student), I’ve found rent off campus in share homes to be cheaper than on campus accommodation.

There was really no point to this post, just wanted to break down the numbers a bit more

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