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Canberra has a warm and temperate climate with significant rainfall; aproximately 638mm each year. It has warm and hot summers and clear, crisp winters. Autumn is colourful with hues of red, orange and yellow, and spring days can be described as “balmy”. Canberra experiences a greater amount of sunshine than Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide.
January is usually the warmest month of the year, with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and July is the coldest with average temperatures of 5.5 degrees Celsius.
Summer (December - February): temperatures range between 12-27 degrees Celsius.
Winter (June-August): temperatures average around 1-2 degrees Celsius.
Spring (September-November): Temperatures range between 6-19 degrees Celsius
Autumn (March-May): Temperatures average between 7-20 degrees Celsius
The average annual temperature in Canberra is 13 degrees Celsius.
In Canberra, creativity and innovation lead to outstanding achievements in science, education, business and research.
In 2014, the OECD Index listed Canberra as the Best City in the world for quality of life, health, income, environment, education, safety, housing, access to services, and civic engagement.The QS Best student Ranking also rates Canberra within the top 25 Best student Cities in its 2018 publication.
Canberra is home to five world-class Universities, and several vocational and training institutions, including the Australian Catholic University, Australian National University, University of Canberra and Charles Sturt University. It is also home to the TAFE; Canberra Institute of Technology.
Canberra has the highest number of on-campus student accomodation options, compared with other cities across Australia.
The city of Canberra offers several employment opportunities for students both during their studies and post graduation.