UNE Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Professor Brigid Heywood and Armidale Regional Council Mayor, Dr Ian Tiley officially open the new Guyra Study Centre.
Armidale Regional Council Mayor, Ian Tiley joined UNE’s Vice Chancellor, Brigid Heywood on Wednesday to officially open the new UNE Study Hub in Guyra.
Mayor Tiley said the new facility, which is replacing the previous ageing building, would ensure that residents of Guyra and surrounding regions continued to have access to support and study facilities to pursue tertiary education without leaving Guyra.
“Council is pleased to have been able to provide this space to UNE to remove barriers to higher education study in Guyra,” said Mayor Tiley.
“Council values education at all levels and is looking forward to continuing to support the development of Guyra’s education precinct through this project.”
The new $143,260 project was completed at the end of January, and allows the study centre to be better accessed from Bradley Street. The new building also includes an extra room to enhance the learning experience of those using the facility.
Professor Brigid Heywood said that the new study space supported UNE’s commitment to creating opportunity for regional Australia by providing support that matched student needs wherever they are on their higher education journey.
“Providing support to remote, rural and regional students and creating a locus where they can be part of a peer community is the key to success,” she said.
“We want everyone to be able to access the education they need to be a part of the workforce of the future and make a positive difference in their communities.
“I am proud to add the new re-furbished Guyra Study Hub to our extensive list of 20 Study Centres and Country Universities Centres in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. “