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International students set to make a splash at CSU

Thursday 25 Aug 2016

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is pleased to announce that it will welcome its first intake of international students at Port Macquarie in 2017.

Vice-Chancellor of CSU Professor Andrew Vann is also pleased to announce 20 new scholarships which will be available to international students studying at CSU in Port Macquarie.

"I am excited to welcome international students to our new campus in the coastal city of Port Macquarie in New South Wales for 2017," Professor Vann said. 

"Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie offers students a world-class experience in state-of-the-art teaching facilities and innovative learning spaces, all alongside the opportunity to be part of a friendly and vibrant community of students and academics."

The Vice-Chancellor's Port Macquarie International Scholarships are valued at $20,000 and $10,000, and are available to commencing full-time international students studying any CSU course delivered at Port Macquarie. Applications are open until 30 September 2016.

Head of Campus for CSU in Port Macquarie and Pro-Vice Chancellor, International Education and Partnerships, Professor Heather Cavanagh, said welcoming international students to the campus would benefit both the University and the wider community.

"For international students an Australian study experience is not just about getting a qualification but also about immersing themselves into our lifestyle, culture and workforce in order to have a meaningful experience.

"We are thrilled that Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie will gain international students from next year as we've seen from our other campus cities the benefits that flow through to the community, including gaining new long-term residents who contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of the region. And for the students we can't wait share with them the wonderful location, climate and lifestyle that is Port Macquarie, not to mention our new campus facilities."

From Session 1 2017 CSU in Port Macquarie will have the following courses available to international students: accountingadvertisingbusiness studiescriminal justiceclinical practice (paramedic)exercise and sports sciencegraphic designmedical radiation sciencepublic relationspsychologysocial science (psychology), outdoor recreation and ecotourism, and social work.

Reading for fun develops an essential life skill

Thursday 25 Aug 2016

A CSU lecturer has published a book she hopes will help address poor literacy by encouraging the enjoyment of reading at a young age.

Graduation celebration in Sydney

Thursday 25 Aug 2016

CSU will celebrate the achievements of more than 650 graduates at ceremonies in Sydney next week.

Rural doctor shortages to get worse without international recruitment

Wednesday 24 Aug 2016
Plans to stop recruiting doctors from overseas will worsen rural doctor shortages, according to Mr Mark Burdack, Executive Director of the Murray Darling Medical School initiative.

CSU ecologists join call for renewed Alpine brumby cull

Wednesday 24 Aug 2016

Three CSU ecologists have joined a national group of scientists calling for rapid and humane control of feral horses, or brumbies, in Kosciosko National Park.

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CSU ecologists join call for renewed Alpine brumby cull

Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016

Three CSU ecologists have joined a national group of scientists calling for rapid and humane control of feral horses, or brumbies, in Kosciosko National Park.

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