At the heart of the University’s academic life is the well-equipped Matheson Library. This full air-conditioned and carpeted Building has study desks for about 400 students, and houses the University’s collection of books and periodicals numbering about 97,427. Currently there are 129,526 items altogether for use by staff and students.
THE DUNCANSON HALL
Duncanson Hall is a large lecture theatre with a seating area for approximately 450 people, with a large Stage. The Hall is used extensively throughout the year for plays, shows and lectures. It is one of the main lectures halls on campus.
THE STUDENTS’ UNION COMPLEX
The Students’ Union Complex includes a main building in which are located a large hall used for students’ dances, social functions and meetings, a lounge area, a snack bar, a licensed premise, and offices of the Students Representative Council. Other Buildings in the complex are a Bookshop, a small Supermarket, a Vegetable Store and the University Medical Centre.
THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE
Enlarged in 1982 through a gift from Bougainville Copper Limited, the Centre caters for the health needs of students, staff and the surrounding community
In addition, it contributes in the health education field with a programme of lectures and slide presentations covering, amongst other things, preventive medicine and training in preparation for possible emergencies.
Sporting is becoming a very attractive and popular recreational activity for many students and the University has good facilities for that purpose. There are two large sporting ovals containing pitches for Australian Rules, Rugby League and Union, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Cricket, Table Tennis, Athletics, Basketball, Netball and Hockey