Did you know there are more than 40 universities in Australia?
But only one has Australia’s highest graduate employment rate and according to the The Good Universities Guide Australian University Ratings and Rankings 2017/2018, that is Charles Sturt University (CSU), based right here in Albury-Wodonga.
Each year, CSU award more than $3 million in student scholarships and grants to help ensure the future of their communities.
CSU says as Australia’s largest regional university, they pride themselves on offering industry-aligned, internationally recognised qualifications.
The university says it’s also nice to know you can get the qualification and industry connections you need to succeed in your career without having to relocate to a capital city.
“I moved to Albury to undertake my studies,” said Peter Craze, who is studying a bachelor’s degree in applied science. “It’s an amazing community and institute. CSU offers something for everyone and helps you to work towards your goals.”
As an active part of the local community, CSU works with organisations to benefit the region. CSU recently partnered with Albury Wodonga Health in the development of Riverina Shore, a new virtual community.
“Our colleague at Albury Wodonga Health was key to the project,” said Dr Caroline Robinson, Course Director with CSU’s School of Community Health.
Many CSU graduates take the first step of their career journey with an organisation they completed work experience with during their degree. This was the case for Brittany Heity, a graduate of CSU’s Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science.
“CSU provided a good variety of workplaces in both private and public organisations in rural and city areas. All of the practical placements and classes strongly influenced my ability to move smoothly into the workforce. I had the opportunity to complete placements at various locations. As a result I am now employed at the X-ray Group Albury as a graduate radiographer.”
All of the practical placements and classes strongly influenced my ability to move smoothly into the workforce. I had the opportunity to complete placements at various locations.Brittany Heity