School engagement surges; more than 1,000 students explore their opportunities

1 APRIL 2021

Charles Sturt University has hosted more than 1,000 students representing 94 schools from across the state at its Explore Day events in 2021.

  • More than 1,000 high school students representing 94 schools from across the state have taken part in Charles Sturt Explore Days this year
  • School engagement with the University has increased, with attendance at events on all campuses increasing compared to 2019
  • Approximately 100 workshops, demonstrations and information sessions were offered, covering 31 courses

Charles Sturt University has hosted more than 1,000 students representing 94 schools from across the state at its Explore Day events in 2021.

School engagement has increased with a greater diversity of schools bringing more students to Explore Days at the University’s campuses in Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie and Albury-Wodonga in 2021.

Charles Sturt Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov said the increased response from schools gave the University the chance to connect with more high school students via hands-on workshops, academic meet-and-greet sessions, and the opportunity for students to see the facilities in-person.

“The University hosted approximately 100 workshops, demonstrations and information sessions which covered 31 courses,” Professor Germov said.

“Students choose to study at Charles Sturt because of the hands-on components which underpin our courses, and that’s what we wanted to show our prospective students at Explore Days - practical learning that is connected to what employers and industry are looking for.”

“The feedback from these high school students has been interesting. A lot of them didn’t realise they had on their doorstep the calibre of facilities that Charles Sturt University offers, or they were unaware of the courses or career opportunities available to them through the University.”

Professor Germov said some students had travelled across the state to research specific courses, wanting to connect with academics and learn how they could secure their future enrolment at Charles Sturt.

“We have many courses that are filled to capacity every year, like veterinary science, paramedicine, physiotherapy or dental science,” he said.

“And in others, such as nursing, teaching and agriculture degrees, we saw a strong increase in enrolments in 2021. That’s why we encourage prospective students to come onto campus and learn how they can strengthen their application and find the best entry pathway.”

Visit the Charles Sturt website to learn more about Explore Day, book a one-on-one meeting with an adviser, or a tour of a campus.


Media Note:

For more information contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

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