PUTTING strangers together in a canoe or sailing boat is one way to allow students to get to know each other.
New students at Charles Sturt University began O-Week festivities this week, with 50 of the more than 500 students taking part in a day out at the Albury-Wodonga Yacht Club.
“We can’t complain, it’s a great way to familiarise ourselves with other students and lecturers,” parks, recreation and heritage student Cody MacDonald said.
Mr MacDonald, 28, paired up with Nick Veld, 30, who were both looking for a career change.
“I was an electronics technician for many years and I needed a change,” Mr MacDonald said.
“I thought I would go back to school and do something more outdoorsy and adventurous.”
Course director at the school of environmental sciences Jonathon Howard said the activity had been a success.
“It’s about putting them in an environment where they can get to know each other,” he said.
“After this week it will be about hitting the books and getting serious with study.”