Programs We Support

When you shop at the Co-op, you are supporting an Australian company, as well as university campuses and wider communities. Through scholarships and sponsorships at all of our campuses, we are able to support our student Members in their studies by providing more than just textbooks.

We are proud to be a supporter of the various activities and functions on university campuses and across our Member network, some of which include:

On Campus Support Initiatives

  • Involvement in Orientation Week activities.
  • Donations to support a range of events organised by student societies and university clubs, as well as those run by institution faculties and departments.
  • Provision of scholarships and book bursaries to universities and educational institutions based on various criteria, e.g. equity/ hardship, academic results.
  • Advertising in student and university publications which play an integral role in the student experience.
  • Hosting and attending book launches and events, many of which are titles written by authors on our campuses.

Literacy Programs

We proudly support AIME (Australian Mentoring Experience) -AIME partners Indigenous High School students with university students in a one-on-one mentoring program with the objective to increase Year 10, Year 12 and university admission rates for all Indigenous Australian students who participate. AIME has a number of sites around Australia, and has plans to expand to other universities. To find out more, or to work with AIME visit them at

We participate in Indigenous Literacy Day each year. On one day in September, booksellers across Australia donate 5% of their takings to support this initiative which is a partnership between the Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) and The Fred Hollows Foundation. Visit Indigenous Literacy Literacy to find out more.

We also partner with The Smith Family Learning For Life program. This program allows students to further or continue their education by assisting with expenses and support.