Charles Sturt University (CSU) has consolidated on last year’s strong demand to study full-time at its four regional campuses with an eight percent increase in all preferences for undergraduate courses in 2004.
Education and health courses across CSU have been in particular demand by prospective students with an 11 percent rise in the number of first preferences to study education courses at the University.
“The popularity of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) on the Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga Campuses, which have experienced 23 percent, 21 percent and 11 percent rises in first preferences respectively, has contributed to the increased interest,” said Executive Director of Student Administration at CSU, Geoff Honey.
In addition, the new Bachelor of Education (K-12 Middle Schooling) which is being offered for the first time at the Albury-Wodonga Campus this year has added to the growth in enthusiasm for education courses.
The strong growth in first preferences for health studies across CSU in 2002 and again last year has steadied but remains strong, with medical imaging, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing and paramedic courses proving popular with prospective students.
Students will receive their main round offers on Monday 19 January from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) in NSW. Offers will be published in metropolitan newspapers, along with a list of courses with vacancies for the later rounds. Late round offers will be made on Monday 2 February. The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) will release its offers on Monday 19 January.
Charles Sturt University remains accessible to prospective students on any weekday through its Open Day, every day policy. Prospective students can visit the campus and take a personalised tour with a current student as their guide. Bookings are required.
For further information about applying to study at CSU in 2004 or to arrange a tour, contact CSU’s one-stop inquiry centre, info.csu on telephone 1800 334 733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.