About Children's University Australia

Children's University Australia (CUA) is hosted and administrated by The University of Adelaide at its North Terrace campus.

The award-winning model, originating in the United Kingdom, is well established and recognised as being effective in enhancing academic achievement and increasing the ambition of students.

The CU concept is relatively simple; it offers superior educational experiences to children outside of school and recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates. The model leverages local educational and learning activity providers including sports clubs, museums, galleries and school clubs.

A strong emphasis is placed on acknowledging the value of accessing the wide range of learning experiences and environments in which children engage. These learning activities must have a link in some way to higher learning, for example, participation in a football club linking to physiotherapy, sports science or sports management.