- More than 700 students offered a place in their chosen course in 2020 under the Charles Sturt Advantage early entry program
- Charles Sturt looked beyond test scores and at alternative entry criteria to make conditional offers to prospective students
- Mentoring opportunities and residential retreats are offered to students in the program
This week hundreds of prospective students received early conditional offers into their chosen course to study with Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) in 2020.
Months ahead of the release of students’ ATAR and exam results, the University has offered more than 700 students places via the Charles Sturt Advantage early entry program.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Ms Jenny Roberts commented on the importance of the Charles Sturt Advantage program in the University’s strategic plan, which aims to deepen engagement with the communities surrounding Charles Sturt campuses.
“We want to encourage students who share our commitment to making a difference and creating a world worth living in to come and study at Charles Sturt University,” she said.
“We have a long, proud history of excellence and community contribution and connection with industry.
“We have the highest graduate employment rate and graduate salaries in the country, we know what employers want and strive to develop the soft skills that employers are looking for in our emotionally-intelligent, job-ready graduates”.
“Our early entry program requires applicants to provide examples of key attributes, such as communication, resilience and empathy. The calibre of applicants has been tremendous, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”
The successful applicants echo Jenny’s sentiments around the key attributes.
Two applicants from Wagga Wagga have been awarded conditional offers to study Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology after showing key attributes in overcoming social issues and providing leadership for young women and girls in their local community.
A passionate and community-minded student from Bathurst was also successful after identifying the impact that sport can have on a community. This student received a conditional offer to study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Charles Sturt so he can continue to give back and support his community.
Students applied for the Charles Sturt Advantage in July this year and, if they met criteria, received their conditional offer this week.
Successful students get access to an exclusive nurture program, which includes networking opportunities, mentorship and residential retreats, designed to support them until enrolment and beyond.