University of New England

University of New England

When you study at the University of New England you are not only choosing Australia’s oldest regional university, you are becoming part of the UNE story, following in the footsteps of the thousands who have gone before you.

For more than 80 years, students just like you have made their way along majestic Elm Avenue on that first day of the next chapter of their lives, full of anticipation as the 140-year-old Booloominbah Homestead – the history and heart of UNE – comes into view. Like those before you, you will also be shaped by UNE’s unique surroundings; you will be inspired, have your spirits lifted, lose yourself to find yourself, and connect with the past, present and future.

You will have experiences that will stay with you forever, you will make lifelong friendships, and gain the knowledge and skills that will set you on the path to the rest of your life. You will be lifted by history itself, empowered by all those who came before. You will become part of the UNE story.

Life is ever-changing, and we all move on, but the places we cherish never leave us. Let our history shape your future.

Life on campus

UNE remains one of the few universities to provide the complete on-campus experience, combining affordability, student support and community, as well as extensive sporting facilities. Study with UNE and see why we get the maximum five-star rating from graduates for overall experience and teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide year after year (Good Universities Guide Ratings, 2007-2024).

Living on campus gives you the benefit of academic and social support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant intercollege sporting and cultural competitions. It means you are in the ideal position to enjoy the living and learning experience to the fullest. Both academically and socially, you are right at the heart of the action. Lectures, libraries, cafes and services, such as shopping and hairdressing are all within walking distance on campus. A free safety shuttle bus service allows students to travel to and from their college and the city centre.

Campus accommodation

UNE’s residential accommodation consists of five colleges, including four traditional college residences, one with 211 modern studio apartments, and a village of self-contained units. Each college has its own distinct character and all of them welcome students into friendly, inclusive and supportive communities.

Visit UNE Accommodation for more information.

Study online

UNE pioneered distance education back in the 1950s, so we have a lifetime’s experience behind us. We now have more than 18,000 online students studying over 140 online courses.

Studying online means that you can access your course content when it suits you. You are not limited by your proximity to the university and can receive your education through a variety of the latest digital technologies. A course might include materials like a set of readings, immersive learning experiences, interactive content, videos, quizzes, forums, and exams – all delivered online.

To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, order library books, check your results and access other resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week. UNE also pioneered supervised online exams and now all of our exams have transitioned to this mode.

Pathways to study

UNE offers a range of pathways to tertiary study, including our Pathways Enabling Course, Science Pathways and TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Our fully online Pathways Enabling Course is the only fee-free uni entry course in Australia that also gives you two free units of credit into 25 courses, which means you’ll reduce both the study time and the cost of your undergraduate degree by two units.

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University of New England
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