Harnessing the great strength of our profession, our collegiality, UCA offers members a series of online discussions to be held at 2:00pm (AEDT – Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne) on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.  

We look forward to seeing you at the forums and to register your interest, please contact Deborah Pugh at 

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday 27 October – Conversations with Colleagues, an informal discussion group to connect with Heads of colleges & residential halls around Australia.  Ask a question, share stories, debrief, give and get advice.  These discussions are facilitated by a member of the UCA Executive but the topics and agenda are set by the group.

Tuesday 10 November – Gender equality and the primary prevention of gendered violence in university residential settings.  Facilitator: Ms Rose Alwyn  In this Forum, Dr Tim Corney and Ms Brett Woods will discuss their current translational and applied research on gender equality and the primary prevention of gendered violence in university student residential environments.  This research, launched in 2018 by the Minister for Women, Natalie Hutchins MLA, is supported by the Victorian Government Office for Women and UCA.

Tuesday 24 November – New Heads’ Session facilitated by Mr Mark Sampson, Executive Committee Member & Principal of University Hall, UWA – This session is intended for newly appointed Heads (within the past 2 to 3 years) and topics will be dependent on the needs of the group.

Papers from Previous Events

See papers and presentations from previous events here

News of the Melbourne Forum:  

Since UCA’s formation in 1965, conferences and forums have provided valuable opportunities for members to network, communicate face-to-face, and further develop their careers.  This year’s Forum was to be no exception and it is therefore, with great disappointment, we announce that the Melbourne Forum will be postponed – now to be held Wednesday 29th September to Friday 1st October, 2021.

This decision was made in view of ongoing uncertainty in Semester 2 for social gatherings, interstate travel and the financial constraints many of our members are experiencing.