University description (as per official university website)
The University of Canberra campus is a haven of clean air, tall trees and native wildlife, including parrots, honey-eaters, cockatoos and a mob of resident kangaroos who live near the Student Residences, naturally enough.
We're situated in Bruce, a north-western suburb of Canberra, well-served by public transport and within easy reach of shopping and entertainment venues in Belconnen Town Centre or in "Civic", the Canberra commercial business district.
On campus, social life revolves around our coffee shops and food outlets, lounges and lawns, the activities of various clubs and societies, and events organised by UCU. For the athletically-inclined there's a well-equipped sports and fitness centre with squash, backetball and tennis courts. There's also a range of shops and banks conveniently located on campus.
We're not too far from Canberra's other attractions, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia, the Museum of Australia, Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin.
Academic standards are high and career results are excellent. The university has produced over sixty thousand graduates since 1970. Many now occupy senior positions in the professions, the corporate world and the public service of Australia and several other countries. Others have become prominent writers, journalists, performers and sports men and women. We're proud of every one of them.
Your fellow students, some 11,000 of them, come from every state in Australia and many other countries. About 1500 of them live on campus. Others share a house off-campus or board with homestay families.
Our facilities include
biomedical, environmental and forensic science laboratories
computer labs for design, software engineering and general use
light-filled studios for our design and architecture studios
multi-media production studios and edit suites
the Faculty of Law's stylish e-Court, linked to mooting competitions around the nation via the internet
a sports testing facility
a child care / preschool centre where some of our early childhood education students work as interns
a meeting place and learning support facility for our indigenous students.
a library with both essential readings and international information retrieval databases available online.
Our Developing Research Culture
Our researchers are making significant contributions to our understanding of ecology, virology, water conservation and water quality management, biometrics, forensic science, economic modelling, customs and excise law and administration, governance and urban planning.