Tuesday 29 Mar 2016
Charles Sturt University (CSU) will open its latest study centre in Brisbane, Queensland in July 2016 offering international students the opportunity to study accounting and IT.
CSU Study Centres have operated in partnership with Study Group for over 20 years and currently operate in Sydney and Melbourne supporting almost 4,000 international students studying programs including accounting, business, commerce and IT.
Mr David Knight, Director of CSU Study Centres said, "These two Masters programs have attracted significant enrolment interest at our Sydney and Melbourne study centres and we expect them to be popular in Brisbane as well.
"International students in Brisbane have a strong preference to study in the business and IT discipline areas, which complements the courses Charles Sturt University will offer in this new location."
Mr Knight said, "Queensland is Australia's third largest market for international student enrolments, with higher education enrolments increasing by 44 per cent from 2007 in South-east Queensland, including Brisbane.
"Brisbane has a standard of living surpassing most world cities through its cultured, yet relaxed lifestyle and weather, and lower living expenses than other Australian and international cities," he said.
"The Queensland Government is further promoting international student enrolments through its Study Queensland website and Brisbane International Student Guide that provide detailed information about studying and living in Queensland."
Mr Knight said, "The opening of a Brisbane Study Centre is an exciting step in the evolution of the Charles Sturt University Study Centres, and we look forward to welcoming new students on campus in July."
Media Contact: Polly McDougall, (02) 6933 4565
The CSU Brisbane Study Centre will open officially for Session 2 study in July 2016 at its Brisbane CBD location, 119 Charlotte St, Brisbane QLD 4000. For more information please contact David Knight, Director, CSU Study Centres on 02 9291 9317.
Monday 22 Feb 2016
Staff from Charles Sturt University (CSU) will provide support to current and prospective students in Griffith NSW from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 February.
Acting manager of CSU Outreach Mr Peter Greening (pictured) said a range of CSU support staff will be in Griffith creating a 'pop-up university' to promote and support students and parents to engage with higher education.
"Charles Sturt University has had a long association with Griffith and it is important for us to provide support for people in towns and communities in the region," Mr Greening said.
"Our staff will work with high school students in Years 7 to 10 in a series of fun and interactive workshops that encourage them to see university as an achievable option leading to desirable careers. Staff will also work with senior high school students, discussing the courses that Charles Sturt University has available for them. Two parent and community information sessions will also be held at the TAFE on Monday evening at 6pm, one for parents of senior students, and one for parents of students Years 7 to 10."
Current CSU students can make a booking for the group orientation session at 5.30pm Tuesday 23 February at the Griffith TAFE campus. Visit bit.ly/csu-outreach to book. The CSU visit coincides with a CSU art collection exhibition '2006-2016: A Decade of Printmaking' at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery until Sunday 6 March.
Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084
Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews.
The pop-up university involves CSU staff from the Division of Marketing and Communication, the Future Moves program, and the Outreach team in Griffith from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 February. The program is:
Monday Parents Evening
On Monday 22 February CSU staff present two concurrent sessions starting at 5.30pm at Griffith TAFE for parents invited from the three high schools in Griffith. Ms Ilena Young from Future Moves will run 'Senior Success' and 'Cashed Up' workshops for parents of students in Years 7 to 10. The workshops aim to raise knowledge and awareness in two areas: what students can do to support their children in their studies, and how to make the cost of going to university more affordable. Concurrently, CSU prospective student adviser Mr Andrew Connell will host an event for students in Years 11 and 12 and their parents to inform participants about studying at university, course available, costs and scholarships, getting into university, and living on campus.
Activities in Schools
A CSU prospective student adviser will visit Marian Catholic College and Griffith High School on Tuesday 23, and Wade High School on Wednesday 24 to deliver presentations about CSU courses to Years 11 and 12. An adviser from Future Moves will work with students from Years 7 to 10 at Griffith High School to deliver the 'Career in a Bag' workshop.
Outreach Event The CSU Outreach Team's Ms Diane Middleton will be available on Tuesday 23 February to advise commencing CSU students in one-on-one appointments and a group workshop. The group workshop will focus on how to learn online, which will provide an introduction to the online environment (including the Student Portal and Interact2), getting started on the right foot, and where to go for help. The one-on-one appointments allow students to ask any questions they have with regard to starting university. This can include assistance on study skills, individual assignment questions, time management, or negotiating the online environment.
Tuesday 21 Jul 2015
Farmers across the Central West of New South Wales will have an exciting opportunity to hear and discuss first-hand the latest developments in the cropping and livestock industries when a two day forum and farm tour is held in Forbes.
The Agribusiness Today Mixed Farming Forum on Thursday 13 August will look out over the horizon at options and opportunities in an ever changing agricultural environment and how farmers may embrace new technology. The Forum will be followed by a livestock and cropping field trip on Friday 14 August.
Senior lecturer in agribusiness at Charles Sturt University (CSU) Dr Karl Behrendt said the forum and farm tour will showcase current prices and market information for crops and livestock but also provides some forward thinking about the future possibilities for agriculture in the region.
"We're examining how to remain profitable in an ever changing cropping and livestock environment, and also offering an opportunity for grain producers and graziers to hear first-hand about the latest innovations in their industries," Dr Behrendt said.
"It's also hands on with the second day allowing producers to venture into the paddock to see how some of these innovations are being put into practice on farms.
The Forum will bring together a range of speakers looking at diverse issues such as tropical grass in a central west environment, future technologies in mixed farming systems, the current state of play for grain and livestock markets, the influencer's in these markets and the outlooks.
The field trip will travel to the Wirrinya Trial site to examine lime and stubble projects, cereal and canola trials and managing mice in crops. The focus will then turn to the Mattiske's shearing shed to focus on developing more efficient livestock management systems.
The event is being organised by CSU, Regional Development Australia Central West, Central West Local Land Services and Central West Farming Systems.
Further information, including the program, can be found here.
Media Contact: Fiona Halloran and Emily Malone , (02) 6933 2207
Further information is available from Dr Karl Behrendt on mobile 0407 112 261.
He is in the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences at CSU in Orange.
Monday 16 Feb 2015
New students will kick start their university degrees by attending Orientation Day at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wangaratta this week.
Students studying Agricultural Business Management, Agriculture, Horticulture, Wine Business, Education (Birth to five years), and Veterinary Technology will gather at the CSU Wangaratta Regional Study Centre on Tuesday 17th February 2015 from 10.30am to familiarise themselves with the facility and meet academic staff.
"Orientation Day is an opportunity for new students to meet up with fellow students at the start of their course to make important connections," Wangaratta Centre Manager Ms Robyn Farley said.
"They can acquaint themselves with Charles Sturt University's services which can assist them in their study including the library and academic study support. They'll also be experiencing all of the Wangaratta facilities first hand."
2015 will be the first year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology with over 70 students commencing in the inaugural cohort. The Veterinary Technology course is an integrated degree and a joint project between CSU and GOTAFE.
Construction of the new CSU-GOTAFE facility on Tone Rd, Wangaratta was completed late last year.
Over 2,600 new on-campus students will be welcomed to all CSU campuses for semester one.
Media Contact: Hannah Guilfoyle, 0417 125 795
Media are invited to the CSU Wangaratta Regional Study Centre during Orientation Day and should contact CSU Media for more information and to arrange interviews. The CSU-GOTAFE facility displays artwork from the CSU art collection including pieces by well known indigenous artist Treahna Hamm, and is currently open for viewing.
Thursday 12 Dec 2013
The first Charles Sturt University (CSU) students to complete a Master of Islamic Studies are preparing to graduate at a ceremony in Parramatta on December 14. The course is delivered through CSU's Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation (CISAC), which was established in 2009 in collaboration with the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy (ISRA). Centre director Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp said the graduation was a significant achievement for the students, and the whole CISAC team. "We could not be more proud to achieve such a milestone, it means a great deal to us and the Muslim community of Australia," he said. "This is a historic moment for Muslims in Australia. They can now study Islam as a faith tradition in an Australian University without having to go overseas for study. "I know the University's staff and students, and the wider community, join me in congratulating our graduands and wishing them every success in their future endeavours."
Media Contact: Mark O'Brien, (02) 6365 7813
Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp, or graduating students. The ceremony will be held from 10-noon, Saturday 14 December, in Old Government House in Parramatta Park. Charles Sturt University Chancellor Mr Lawrence Willet AO, Faculty of Arts executive dean Professor Jennifer McKinnon, Community Relations Commission Chairperson Mr Stepan Kerkyasharian, and the Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Muhammad will attend.
Tuesday 19 Nov 2013
Media Contact: Mark O'Brien, 02 63657813
Monday 30 Sep 2013
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Tuesday 4 Oct 2011
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Tuesday 3 Aug 2010
Media Contact: Wes Ward, 02 6051 9906
FONT-FAMILY: " Arial" ," sans-serif" mso-bidi-font-size: 10.5pt; mso-no-proof: yes">CSU allied health students Ms Stephanie Frazer and Mr Alan Dyason will be available for interviews and pictures at 10.30am on Wednesday 4 August, at the Allied Health laboratories at at CSU in Albury-Wodonga, off Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona. Contact CSU Media for more information.
Friday 26 Jun 2009
Media Contact: Wes Ward, 02 6051 9906
Professor Nick Klomp is the Dean of the Faculty of Science at CSU at Albury-Wodonga. He doesn’ t usually buy lottery tickets, but may just break his own rule this week. He is available for interviews. Contact CSU Media.