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Students encouraged to Check It Out in Orange

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015

CSU entranceCharles Sturt University (CSU) in Orange will host a unique graduation ceremony on Thursday 18 February when approximately 80 primary school students attend Check It Out day. Year 6 students from Bowen and Glenroi Heights Public Schools will spend the day on campus participating in a selection of workshops to give them first-hand experience of university life. "This fun and interactive day, aims to provide students with a university experience," School Outreach Officer Ms Ruth Stone said. "Students participate in two hands-on Faculty-based activities, before exploring the library and ending the day in a mock graduation including a special presentation by a Future Moves leader or CSU Academic." Students will also enjoy a tour of the campus and its facilities and a lunch in the student dining room. "By introducing young people to the world of university study early on, we hope they are encouraged through a positive experience to become more engaged in school studies and more confident in considering tertiary study as a realistic option," Ms Stone said.

Media contact: Hannah Guilfoyle, 0417 125 795

Media Note:
Please contact CSU Media for more information and to arrange an interview with School Outreach Officer Ms Ruth Stone. Check It Out days are part of CSU's Future Moves program, which was developed to encourage aspiration for higher education among students in rural and remote NSW and Victoria. Future Moves is a federally funded initiative, run through Charles Sturt University and aligned with the Australian Blue Print for Career Development.

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