CSU graduate profile: Steven Tougher


Monday 17 Dec 2018
  • Graduate says online study and strong reputation reasons for choosing CSU
  • Joined Online Study SRC to get more involved in university life

Charles Sturt University (CSU) graduate Mr Steven Tougher said flexible study and strong reputation led him to choose the University’s Bachelor of Nursing via online study.

Having already completed a nursing diploma, Mr Tougher was working full-time as a nurse and so flexible part-time study was the only option that suited him.

“I’d be working 10 hours a day, four days a week and the rest of my ,time would be dedicated to studying so I didn’t have much of a social life,” Mr Tougher said.

Mr Tougher soon became heavily involved in University life by joining the Online Study Student Representative Council (SRC) and later became Deputy President.

“I found the online learning and University so rewarding I wanted to get involved, so I got active where I could,” Mr Tougher said.

Mr Tougher said the residential schools were very useful, particularly as an online student.

“I really liked the residential schools because they helped me understand the coursework and gave me the opportunity to network with other students and future colleagues,” Mr Tougher said.

Mr Tougher said with his graduation completed he successfully applied for a graduate nursing position.

“Looking ahead I plan to stay where I am for another year or two and then will undertake postgraduate study in paramedicine.

“I love my job. A career in health is very rewarding,” Mr Tougher added.

Mr Tougher graduated at a CSU ceremony on Friday 14 December.


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