- Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University
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Professor Ian Goulter
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus university located in New South Wales and theAustralian Capital Territory. It has campuses at Bathurst, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Wagga Wagga and Ontario (Canada). It also has specialist centres in Manly (Sydney), and Broken Hill.
CSU courses are also delivered by many TAFEs (members of TAFE NSW and Holmesglen Institute of TAFE inMelbourne); and private institution Study Group’s Sydney and Melbourne campuses (known as CSU Study Centres).
CSU is well known for its extensive range of distance education courses, which are online supported.
CD Blake Auditorium, Bathurst campus, CSU
The University was established on 1 July 1989 from the merger of several existing separately-administered Colleges of Advanced Education including the Mitchell College of Advanced Education in Bathurst, the Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga and the Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga, through the enactment of The Charles Sturt University Act, 1989 (Act No. 76, 1989). It is named in honour of explorer Charles Sturt.
The Mitchell College of Advanced Education had been formed on 1 January 1971, and the Riverina-Murray Institute in Wagga Wagga and Albury-Wodonga had operated since 1985. The latter institution had earlier succeeded the Riverina College of Advanced Education, which was itself the result of an even earlier merger between Wagga Agricultural College and Wagga Teachers College.
On 1 January 2005, CSU formalised moves to assume control of the University of Sydney‘s Orange campus, which came into force on 1 January 2005. From that date, all new Orange campus students were eligible to qualify for degrees from CSU; continuing students continued to be awarded their degrees from Sydney.
On 10 July 2007, fire destroyed a chemistry laboratory at the University’s Wagga Wagga campus 
In 2008 CSU opened a new Veterinary Clinical Centre on Wagga Wagga Campus and 2009 sees the opening of a publicly available Dental and Oral Health Clinic.
Heffron Building, Bathurst campus, CSU
CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital under construction at the South Wagga campus.
Charles Sturt University is particularly well known for its degree courses in mediaand communications. It also specialises in the areas of visual and performing arts, viticulture, agriculture, dentistry, veterinary science, nursing,radiography, teaching, theology, accountancy and library and information studies. For over 30 years, the University’s winery has been the producer of acclaimed table wines. The University’s cheese factory has also achieved many awards for its specialist range, ‘Bidgee Cheese’, sold at the Cellar Door, and commercially throughout NSW and overseas.
CSU has four Faculties each offering a diverse range of courses and discipline opportunities:
- The Faculty of Arts
- The Faculty of Business
- The Faculty of Education
- The Faculty of Science
James Hagan Building, Wagga Wagga Campus
Initially, CSU was one of a handful of Australian universities not to increase tuition fees by 25%, one of the reforms introduced by federal education minister Brendan Nelson in 2004, but it later voted to increase fees by the full 25% allowable starting from 2006.
Students at CSU are represented by Charles Sturt University Student Senate – formerly the CSU Students’ Association (CSUSA). The CSU Student Senate is the overarching student body of CSU and comprises the following affiliates:
- Orange Student Representative Committee (OSRC) – formerly Orange Students Association (OSA)
- Albury-Wodonga Student Representative Committee – formerly Murray Campus Students’ Association
- Mitchell Student Guild – formerly Charles Sturt University Students’ Association Bathurst (CSUSAB) – formerly Mitchell Association of Student Councils
- Dubbo Student Representative Committee
- Rivcoll Student Representative Committee (Wagga campus)– formerly known as Rivcoll Union Inc
- Canberra Student Representative Committee – known as St Mark’s Canberra
After Voluntary Student Unionism was passed by the Howard government, the student unions on all campuses of CSU were dissolved and became Student Representative Committees under the university structure.
- 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. It provides 24/7 access to resources for 48 subjects, covering 76 courses. NSW HSC Online is supported by the Board of Studies NSW and the Professional Teachers Council NSW (PTC).
The NSW HSC Online website resources include sound and video files, speaking and listening tasks, animations, quizzes and virtual visits. Students and their teachers can contact curriculum experts and participate in discussion forums for specific HSC subjects.
Panorama of northern side of Wagga Campus
Panorama of northern side of Wagga Campus
- Notable alumni
- Sarah Armstrong – Author
- Samantha Armytage – Seven Network 4.30 news presenter and Weekend Sunrise co-host
- Mark Bannerman – ABC Radio National, The 7:30 Report
- Alicia Barry – Business Today finance journalist
- Chris Bath – Seven News journalist and presenter
- Natarsha Belling – Network Ten news presenter
- Sally Bowrey – television presenter for The Weather Channel
- Andrew Bracey – news reporter for Medical Observer
- Tara Brown – 60 Minutes reporter/presenter
- Rob Canning – Network Ten presenter for Sports Tonight
- Anna Coren – CNN journalist and presenter
- Brendan Cowell – actor, screenwriter and director
- Aidan Cromarty – political adviser to Rick Colless MLC, NSW Parliament
- Andrew Denton – producer and host of Enough Rope
- Trevor Dodds – NITV news journalist
- Melissa Doyle – Seven Network Sunrise presenter
- Celina Edmonds – News presenter for ABC, Sky News and Network Ten
- Mike Fitzpatrick (broadcaster) – Triple M Breakfast Show Host
- Angelos Frangopoulos – Sky News Australia reporter
- Jane Hutcheon – ABC journalist and Foreign Correspondent
- Amanda Keller – 2WS FM radio announcer
- Andrew Kirk – radio broadcast journalist
- Deborah Knight – Network ten newsreader
- Allison Langdon – National Nine News reporter
- David Mackay – Chief Executive Officer of Kellogg Company
- Hamish MacDonald – International Aljazeera English news journalist
- Scott McGregor – Television presenter, actor
- Marguerite McKinnon – Seven Network journalist
- James McTeigue – Hollywood Director
- Kate Mitchell – WS-FM weekend newsreader and journalist
- Matthew Moore – Sydney Morning Herald journalist
- Thai Neave – Fox Sports news presenter, Sports Tonight reporter for Network Ten
- Karen Pang – Play School presenter
- Kathleen Reen – Regional director, journalist and producer for Asia Projects of Internews
- Anthony Robertson – Ten News chief of staff and journalist
- Chris Roe – Sky News Australia journalist and presenter
- Kathryn Robinson – Sky News presenter, Network Ten report and producer
- Jessica Rowe – Seven News presenter
- Simon Santow – ABC News media reporter
- Wayne Sievers – former Australian police officer, trade union official, social justice campaigner and political figure
- Hon. Justice Carolyn Chalmers Simpson – Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Edna Tse – ATV News Hong Kong journalist and newsreader
- Jacinta Tynan – Sky News Australia presenter
- Kevin Wilde – National Nine News reporter
- Charlotte Wood – novelist
- Monique Wright – Seven’s Sunrise weather presenter
- Jack Yabsley – Saturday Disney presenter, Totally Wild presenter
- Jessica Yates – Fox Sports News presenter
- Charles Sturt University Centres
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