Charles Sturt University staff will follow some of the footsteps of the institution's namesake, the famous British explorer Charles Sturt, when they travel next week through the western plains of NSW to Broken Hill.
CSU's Prospective Student Adviser Sue Skate and Equity Officer Dr Jane Ross from the Albury-Wodonga Campus will be in Broken Hill from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 May to provide advice on tertiary study for current and prospective students.
"Charles Sturt University is Australia's largest distance education provider, offering the bulk of its courses by this mode as well as through full time or part time study on its four main campuses, in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga," Ms Skate said.
Both staff members have an itinerary that provides current and prospective students with ample opportunity for discussion:
- Current students can take part in an examination preparation seminar with Dr Ross and via videoconference, with video presentations by Learning Skills Adviser Bernie McGowan and First Year Experience program coordinator, Paul Worsfold. The video conference will start at 5.30pm on Tuesday 22 May at the Robinson Centre, Wentworth Rd.
- Ms Skate and Dr Ross will speak about tertiary education options to senior students at Broken Hill and Willyama High Schools and the TAFE college on Wednesday morning, 23 May.
- The doors of the Robinson Centre will be opened to the public, particularly current students. The open day will be held between 5pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday 23 May.
- Ms Skate will run a "drop-in" session for people considering further tertiary study, particularly those who have already left school. The session will run between 4 and 7pm on Wednesday 23 May at the Robinson Centre, however, Ms Skate will be available for appointments through the Centre at other times during the CSU visit. Contact Tammy or Leonie on 8087 6022 to book an appointment.
- Ms Skate will visit local businesses, industries and organisations around Broken Hill on Thursday 24 May to discuss future links between CSU and the region.