Charles Sturt University facts for kids
Heffron Building on the Bathurst campus
|Motto||For the public good|
|Chancellor||Dr. Michele Allan|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Andrew Vann|
|Campus||Urban and rural|
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.
The University has multiple campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Canberra. The University also facilitates specialist centres in North Parramatta, Manly (Sydney), Wangaratta as well as Regional University Study Centres in Griffith and Parkes. Courses are also delivered in conjunction with Study Group Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (known as CSU Study Centres).
Charles Sturt University offers various Distance Education programs at Bachelor and Post-Graduate level as well as the Single Subject Study program. CSU also has various course delivery partnerships with several TAFE institutions across the country.
Faculties and Academic Departments
CSU has Three Main Faculties, each offering a range of courses and discipline opportunities. Each Faculty comprises a number of Schools and centres for specific areas of study and research:
- Faculty of Arts and Education
- Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
- Faculty of Science
Charles Sturt University offers a Distance Education program that allows students to choose courses at bachelor and post graduate level as well as the Single Subject Study program. The Distance Education program is designed for students who may be unable to attend the university campus in person, using printed or electronic media to facilitate communication between teachers and students.
NSW HSC Online
NSW HSC Online, an abbreviation of New South Wales Higher School Certificate Online, is a collaborative partnership between the NSW Department of Education and Training and Charles Sturt University. NSW HSC Online is supported by the Board of Studies NSW and the Professional Teachers Council NSW (PTC).
The Charles Sturt University Football Club at Bathurst was formed under the name of Bathurst Teachers College in 1963, making it one of the oldest football clubs within Bathurst. The club changed its name multiple times to match the educational institute, gaining its current name when Mitchell College was rebranded to Charles Sturt University.
On its Bathurst campus, CSU operates a radio station, 2MCE, which also acts as the originating studio for National Radio News, a community radio news service.
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