- Charles Sturt University conferred close to 3,000 graduates in 2023 to date
- 847 graduates will celebrate at Charles Sturt ceremonies in Rosehill on Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September
- Graduates are celebrating with close to 2,500 invited guests
More than 3,000 people will come together to celebrate years of study of Charles Sturt graduates who are marking the completion of their courses at graduation ceremonies in Rosehill on Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September.
847 graduates will attend the ceremonies along with almost 2,500 friends and family. 328 attending graduates completed courses from the Charles Sturt Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Studies; 284 completed courses within the Faculty of Arts and Education; and 235 graduates completed courses through the Faculty of Science and Health.
Throughout the 2023 academic year, close to 3,000 students to date graduated from Charles Sturt University courses.
Charles Sturt Manager of University Events within the Division of Customer Experience Ms Annette Tainsh said the September ceremonies were a fantastic way to celebrate the outstanding achievements of graduating students throughout the year.
“Each student’s journey is different, and the graduation ceremonies are one way for graduates to celebrate with their peers, friends and family to mark the culmination of what is often a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice,” Ms Tainsh said.
According to Ms Tainsh, a total of 2,813 students have graduated in 2023 to date, with some deferring celebrating their graduation at official ceremonies until next year.
From the 2,813 graduates, 158 came from the Australian Capital Territory; 1,716 were from New South Wales; 19 came from the Northern Territory; 276 were from Queensland; 96 were from South Australia; 40 came from Tasmania; 417 were from Victoria; and 91 were from Western Australian communities.
Ms Tainsh said these graduates had a great chance of securing full-time employment within the first four months of receiving their conferrals, with Charles Sturt being ranked number one in Australia for graduate employment for the seventh year in a row, within the latest edition of the Good Universities Guide.
“Charles Sturt continues to be a leader in full-time graduate employment in agriculture and environment; business and management; law and paralegal studies; and other areas of study,” Ms Tainsh said.
“We are also leading the nation when it comes to graduate salaries in education and training; law and paralegal studies; nursing; psychology; and additional fields.”
A total of 14 graduates received an additional honour this year by being awarded a prestigious University Medal for graduates who achieve a certain GPA or higher.
One of the medallists was Ms Aimee Miller from Burdell in Queensland. Ms Miller achieved a GPA of 6.75 and earned herself a Postgraduate University Medal after graduating with a Master of Inclusive Education.
Ms Miller she said she feels honoured to have her perseverance and commitment recognised with a University Medal.
“I am relieved and proud to have completed my master’s, and I am also looking forward to the next phase, whatever that may be,” she said.
With six major campuses across NSW and smaller campuses interstate, Charles Sturt continues to be Australia’s leading regional university with its extensive geographical footprint.