Uni-life @ JCU
Both James Cook University and the Co-op are passionate about you and your education. We’ve formed this partnership in order to make uni life easier for you, by getting what you need for your studies within reach. We’re committed to providing you with excellent service, ease of access and the best prices on anything related to your education. In addition, we’ve worked with your lecturers to provide you with our textbook search tool that isolates which textbooks you need – right down to a course level! Welcome to the Co-op at James Cook University!
Originally opening as a regional university college under the umbrella of the University of Queensland, James Cook University has been in operation since 1961. Officially opening its doors as James Cook University of North Queensland through a special ceremony with Queen Elizabeth ll in Townsville on the 20th of April 1970, two hundred years to the day since James Cook first sighted Australia. James Cook University aim to follow in the legacy of James Cook himself, by pursuing game-changing research, exploration and understanding of the modern-day issues and triumphs that are present in northern Australia and the tropics around the globe. JCU have a deliberate focus on tropical environments, both in Australia and around the world. Their goal is to produce graduates that make a genuine difference through discoveries and work towards maintaining and protecting tropical ecosystems, the environment and the economy. James Cook has seven campuses, six of which are within Queensland and one located in Singapore.
The Co-op can be found at JCU Cairns and JCU Townsville, here to provide you with all you could need to succeed in your studies at James Cook! We’ve been in existence since the late 1950’s, and are working hard to ensure that all students can access textbooks with ease and minimal cost. We’re Australia’s largest member owned retailer, and we don’t take that lightly. We know that over two million members have joined us knowing that we’ve got their best interests at heart, whether it be through providing the cheapest textbooks in Australia (if you find it cheaper from an Australian retailer, utilise our price beat promise – we’ll match it!), or discounting products you need for Uni life, such as laptops, tablets, notepads or stationery. We exist to make uni life more affordable and stress free, so we’d love to see you in store or online to see how we can provide you with what you need to get through your Uni days!
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