New students to start O Week at CSU in Orange

18 FEBRUARY 2016

The excitement of starting their higher education will hit 153 new students when they commence 2016 Orientation Week (O Week) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Orange next week.CSU Dean of Students Professor Julia Coyle welcomes all students to O week and said it is a fun and hectic time for all involved."The shift from school to university means students become adult learners and this transition may be more difficult for parents, who need to shift from strong engagement as a parent of a school student to only being involved in discussion with lecturers if their young adult gives permission," Professor Coyle said."For the students, there is much to learn as they consider their new lives in higher education. It is vital that they meet the people and find the resources that will make their studies at CSU a success, while also enjoying a rewarding and eventful life, often in a new town."Our students can use a wide range of services to improve their chances of success. For example, we have free after-hours and weekend tutors ready to help students in a various areas," Professor Coyle said.The start of O Week at CSU in Orange is officially marked by the Commencement Ceremony to be held in the Templers Mill at 10am Monday 22 February.This will be followed by a Market Day on the library lawn to promote clubs, services and businesses in Orange, with information sessions for parents and students run concurrently. A welcome lunch for all will be provided on the library lawn from 12pm.Other activities during the week include formal introductions and orientation to Faculties and Schools, with tips and requirements for effective and successful studying at university. Social activities during the week include a Scavenger Hunt at the library lawn from 6pm Tuesday 23, The Amazing Race from 5pm Wednesday 24 at Robertson Park, a Mini Olympix at the campus oval from 10am Thursday 25, followed by ten pin bowling from 5.30pm. On Friday 26 there will be a barbeque at Lake Canobolas from 11.30am.

Media contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note: Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews.The 153 new undergraduate students starting at CSU in Orange in 2016 is an approximate number based on 'acceptances' at the time of publication and is subject to change as further late acceptances of places could see the number of new students increase.

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