New South Wales Region Engagement Committee

Focus Areas

  • Improving accessibility to education for both regional and metro NSW based communities
  • Addressing the needs of the NSW community with a specific focus on Indigenous and disadvantaged groups
  • Harnessing technology to engage remote communities with educational opportunities
  • Meeting the ever-evolving needs of our students both current and prospective.

Future Focus Areas


  • Creating and identifying research opportunities within NSW

Social Innovation

  • Moving forward the Social Innovation strategy at CQUniversity across all operations in NSW

Work Integrated Learning

  • Working with community and key stakeholders to embed greater access to work integrated learning opportunities for our students

Introduction of New Programs

  • Responding to the needs of both metropolitan and regional communities through the expansion of new programs

Increasing School Networks

  • Working closely with selected Schools to create a seamless transition between high school and university through the delivering of selected immersion courses such as the SUN program

Stronger Links With Government Bodies

  • Utilising the power of place which CQUniversity has to form stronger links with Local, State and Federal government bodies.

For further information

Mr Shehan Thampapillai
Associate Vice-Chancellor (New South Wales Region), CQUniversity