Higher education will soon be further accessible to regional, remote and international students studying in Alice Springs with the announcement of funding for accommodation facilities by Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) will receive $400,000 from the Department of Education, Science and Training to provide accommodation facilities under the Federal Government’s Support for Small Businesses or Regional Campus Programme.
The programme funds projects that enhance student experiences at regional campuses.
CDU has projected continued growth in regional, remote and international students studying higher education at the Alice Springs campus.
CDU Pro Vice-Chancellor, Community and Access, Don Zoellner said the accommodation would provide further support structures for students studying at the new higher education building.
‘As a hub of learning for regional and remote students, we are firmly committed to providing quality support structures to students at the Alice Springs campus,’ Mr Zoellner said.
CDU has accommodation at its campuses in Darwin and Katherine and this announcement allows the University to meet its stated aims of building resident capacity in the NT. It was hoped that the first students could be accommodated in 2008.