Charles Sturt University (CSU) is giving its student leaders the chance to gain formal recognition through a new university-wide leadership program.
STRIVE - A CSU Student Leadership Program will officially launch tonight Tuesday 13 March, giving all student leaders an opportunity to build their leadership skills, knowledge and practice. The program will be open to students across CSU, as well as studying through CSU Online.
Students who successfully complete the program will gain formal recognition from CSU on their Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) and a Certificate of Leadership.
Mr James Brann, Director of Engagement in CSU’s Division of Student Services said the program would complement students’ academic study.
“STRIVE is the first program at Charles Sturt University to recognise the leadership capabilities students are demonstrating in a variety of roles at the University and in their local communities,” he said.
“STRIVE is available to any student at the University and is very worthwhile for their personal development in leadership.
“STRIVE - A CSU Student Leadership Program will help establish a leadership culture at Charles Sturt University and will open conversations about leadership at the University among students, staff and the community.”
Funded through the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), the program includes 10 online modules and 30 hours of practical leadership experience, which students can complete at their own pace for up to a year. Students will have facilitated support throughout the program to meet their needs.
Last year, 70 student leaders participated in the pilot program, which has been reviewed ahead of its wider release across CSU.
STRIVE will be officially launched at CSU in Bathurst from 6pm tonight Tuesday 13 March at CSU Engineering (building 1305). Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Ms Jenny Roberts will deliver the keynote, and some of last year’s STRIVE participants will also attend.