Uni Hub Spencer Gulf has kicked off the new semester with an additional 20 new students across its Port Pirie and Port Augusta study centres.
Uni Hub CEO Anita Crisp said it was pleasing to see a steady stream of new enrolments, proving there was a strong demand in the community for locally accessible and locally supported university study.
“More than 125 students are now supported through Uni Hub at the Port Pirie and Port Augusta campuses. Sixty five are studying Uni Hub brokered qualifications to meet local skilled workforce demand; around 25 are enrolled in a Uni Hub brokered foundation or SACE school pathway program with a further 30 plus students utilising the study centre facilities from a range of other universities,” Ms Crisp said.
“About half of our Uni Hub students are school-leavers, with the other half already in the workforce and looking to upgrade their qualifications or retrain for a different career path.”
Whilst Uni Hub study centres were available free of charge for use by any student studying with an Australian university, Ms Crisp explained Uni Hub also had a strong focus on brokering local delivery of university qualifications that were particularly in demand across the region.
“The region is already facing significant skilled workforce shortages and these are projected to increase in the years ahead,” she said.
“Uni Hub has partnered with Flinders University, University of Adelaide and CQUniversity to try and address these areas of local demand.
“Qualifications currently on offer through Uni Hub’s partner universities include Bachelor Degrees in Business, Nursing, Education, Social Work, Psychological Science, Digital Media, an Associate Degree in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Education.”
Uni Hub supplements the online academic lectures provided by partner universities with local face to face student support and course tutors, along with mentors, local work placements and scholarships drawn from employers and industry in the region.