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Great access for country students with new tertiary hub in Pirie

Federal Grey MP Rowan Ramsey says the federal government decision to back the Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Study Hub will provide unprecedented access for country students to study closer to home and slash the cost of tertiary access. “I have advocated for years to bring about better access for regional students and the $1.9 million will provide an operating […]

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Uni Hub Spencer Gulf to set up board

Spencer Gulf Cities is preparing to take a major step with its new university study centre, calling for members to sit on the inaugural board of Uni Hub Spencer Gulf. Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla council Mayors and chief executive officers met with project team members Reg Dennis and Moira Coffey who outlined progress towards setting up the university study centre. A […]

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Uni Hub to open in Iron Triangle

A community-owned tertiary education centre opening in Port Pirie aims to stop the Iron Triangle brain drain and address skills shortages. The $2.3 million Uni Hub Spencer Gulf will open at the town's former library, on Ellen St, for its first intake of students at the start of the academic year in February. The three […]

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The Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Launch

On Tuesday night a milestone in this significant project was celebrated in Port Pirie, when the brand and website for The Uni Hub Spencer Gulf was formally launched. Guest included future students and their families, industry partners and Local, State and Federal Elected Members.  Those attending, numbering around 100, heard from Mayor John Rohde, Port […]

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Port Pirie's university hub up and running

Inspiring quotes from a Whyalla mayor and a South African freedom fighter set the scene for the new Uni Hub Spencer Gulf on Tuesday. The occasion was the unveiling of the $3.6 million Community Owned Tertiary Education Centre to have its campus in the old library, in Ellen Street, from early next year. About 100 people, many of […]

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A Change is Coming!

It is pretty fair to say that the project team, committee and engaged community were already excited about the opportunities a University Study Centre will bring to our region. Smith Associates have just completed two focus group sessions around the initiatives branding and marketing. The first focus group on Tuesday included most of the original […]

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University study centre set for 2019 open

Port Pirie’s Reg Dennis has been appointed as the project coordinator of the new university study centre that is set to open in 2019. Chair of the Spencer Gulf Cities, Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson is enthusiastic about the appointment, but acknowledges that there is a lot of work to do in a short amount […]

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University Study Centre Plans Progress

The Spencer Gulf Cities Association is wasting no time progressing plans to establish a University Study Centre in the region. The initiative recently received $1.1 million funding from the Federal Government’s Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package, with Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Mayor Sam Johnson, saying there is a lot of work […]

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Upper Spencer Gulf study centre plans take shape

Plans for university study centres in the Upper Spencer Gulf are beginning to take shape, with an aim to accept students at the Port Pirie campus from 2019. The Community Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) initiative received over $1 million in funding from the federal government’s Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package in April. Chair of […]

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USG University Study Centre Wins Funding

A university study centre in the Upper Spencer Gulf now looks certain, with the project receiving a $1.1 million funding boost from the Federal Government.= The funding, from the Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package, was announced recently by Federal Regional Development Minister, Dr John McVeigh and Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey. Chair […]

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