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First year first impressions

Hello, my name is Kate Armstrong and I’m a first-year physiotherapy student at Charles Sturt’s Orange campus! I’m 18 years old and moved at the start of this year from Wagga Wagga where I grew up, to Goolma in the Central West of NSW. Then, a...

A letter to my first-year self

If I could send a letter back in time, back to my former first-year self, I would. When I started my uni journey in 2015, I had no idea what to expect. What happens in a lecture? And why is it different to a tutorial? What happens between classes...

Having a blast at Residential School

Throughout the second year in my degree, I am able to reflect on what I have learnt, using that for the future. There is always lots to look forward to while studying and there is a lot to gain from simply having a go and applying yourself. There...

Top 6 things to do in your first year

Are you in your first year at Charles Sturt? Whether you are studying on campus, online or internationally we have picked the top six things you must do to kick start your first session! 1. Find your people: No matter how you are studying, being...

Your must-do orientation list

  Session 2 is fast approaching and there’s a lot to do, so here is your checklist for on campus and online orientation! To-do now: Welcome to CSU! Have you checked these things off your list yet? Check out your Orientation Portal Order...

How to survive first year

The first year of Uni is always a big leap from those long years spent in school or from your gap year. With it comes independence and the need for organisation! Whether you are doing it online, moving out of home or travelling from abroad, the...

How to return home after your first year away

by Jenna Verhoeven It might feel as though it was yesterday you were starting a new chapter in your life. You were moving into your dorm on Res and wondering how you would do laundry, how you would feed yourself and where the nearest gym was. Fast...

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