- Prospective students hoping to study at Charles Sturt University in Orange can explore everything it has to offer as the campus opens its doors to the public this month.
The Charles Sturt Open Day will take place on Sunday 27 August from 10am to 1pm at the campus in Orange.
Charles Sturt Director of External Engagement for Orange and Bathurst Ms Julia Andrews said this year’s Open Day would give students a very real insight into university life at Charles Sturt, and career pathways to follow.
“Not only will students receive first-hand insights into courses, checking out campus facilities and other student experiences, but they will also have the opportunity to meet representatives from our industry partners,” Ms Andrews said.
“We have an impressive list of industry representatives attending this year, including major organisations such as Orange 360, Headspace, Life Pharmacy Group, NBN, Lifeblood Red Cross and PCYC.
“This is a unique opportunity for prospective students to come face-to-face with experts in the area they aspire to build their career in, to have one-on-one conversations about what their preferred industry looks like.”
Ms Andrews said each Open Day will also assist those who have received early offers through the Charles Sturt Advantage Program (CSA), which provides a pathway into university for Year 12 students before completion of their HSC exams.
“We also encourage students looking to study online to register and attend so they can learn more about studying with Australia’s most experienced online university,” she said.
“Charles Sturt University has 100 per cent online courses to get you where you want to go, from short courses to full bachelor’s and master’s degrees.”
The main expo hub will be held in building 1008 and the information sessions will be held in building 1004.
The grassed area between buildings 1014, 1008 and 1005 will play host to entertainment, activities and an array of food outlets including Dough Re Mi Cookies, The Cheesecake Co, Trang Hue Vietnamese Food Truck, a coffee van, Utter Entertainment, and DJ and local musician Harriet Fahy.
Guided tours of the campus, accommodation and learning facilities will be offered and students will also have the opportunity of engaging with local sporting clubs, including with the Charles Sturt University Women’s Soccer Club, Orange Pharmacy Students Association (OPSA) and the Charles Sturt University Muslim Students Association (MSA).
The University is prioritising the safety of attendees by putting multiple measures in place around hygiene and open spaces.
“We’re adhering to safe hygiene practices, encouraging social distancing, staggering times for pre-booked information sessions and tours, and monitoring numbers on campus to ensure we are well-positioned to provide the best experience possible,” Ms Andrews said.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to campus on Sunday 27 August.”
Visit the Charles Sturt website here to book information sessions and tours in advance.
During July and August, the University will have hosted dedicated Open Days at five of the Charles Sturt campuses, including Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie, Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, and in Bathurst on Sunday 20 August and Orange on Sunday 27 August.