Parents, guardians and carers of school leavers have the opportunity to get first-hand information on what their child can expect when attending Charles Sturt University.
The popular Parents Information Session will be held online on Tuesday 20 September from 6.30pm until 8pm and is free to attend.
Charles Sturt University staff will give an overview of key elements of university life, along with pathways for entry, accommodation options, available scholarships and more.
Manager, Sales and Student Recruitment from the Charles Sturt Division of Students, Mr Matthew Hof said, the Parent Information Session is a great way for parents and carers to have all their questions answered in one forum.
“These sessions are perfect for parents to ask the questions they have about their child’s university life at Charles Sturt,” Mr Hof said.
“Staff will be available to give them all the information they need when it comes to the courses their child is considering, how to apply for university entry as there are multiple ways, the scholarships on offer and accommodation options.
“Making the transition from high school to university is an exciting but sometimes daunting time, so equipping both prospective students and their parents with relevant information allows each family to make informed decisions with confidence.”
The session will include a general segment that will give an overview of key elements of attending the University, followed by a question-and-answer session where Charles Sturt staff and students will provide responses.
Mother Kylee Powell-Vatalidis was delighted when her daughter received an early offer in 2022 to study at Charles Sturt next year but was also full of questions in the lead-up.
“Having my eldest daughter interested in attending university filled my mind with so many questions,” she said.
“How does she get in, what is the cost, what are the accommodation options, are there support services? There is just so much (to think of).
“Using what we learnt at the parent information session, my daughter applied for early entry and was accepted into her dream course. We both feel so much better around the whole university process now."
The virtual event will also cover topics such as how to build a career (not just a job), life on campus and the costs associated with the university.
Registrations are now open, and participants can register their attendance here or by calling 1800 275 278.
Participants will be sent a link to connect to the session on the night along with a guide to make connecting and participating easy.