CSU Dubbo hosts MyDay, helps students prepare for Uni life

Bright future: Hilary Matchett (middle) with student ambassadors Katie Coyte and Alexander McAnespie at MyDay. Photo: Taylor Jurd.
Bright future: Hilary Matchett (middle) with student ambassadors Katie Coyte and Alexander McAnespie at MyDay. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

More than 50 students from Dubbo and beyond registered to attend a free event this week that aimed to help prepare them for University life.

Dubbo’s Charles Sturt University campus hosted ‘MyDay’ on Thursday, with Year 11 and 12 students from Coonamble, Bathurst and Orange attending.

The students heard from CSU academics and support staff  who spoke about the courses available, study options, scholarship information, student support and on-campus life.

They also attended practical sessions, to see what it would be like being in a certain degree.

CSU prospective student adviser Hilar Matchett said the day was all about giving students from across the region a taste of what it’s like to be at CSU.

“We want them to really experience student life,” she said.

“It’s all about giving information about University as a whole, but specifically CSU.”

Ms Matchett said it was important the information day was provided in a non-intimidating way.

“We’re really lucky to have the University Admission Centre (UAC) here as well to help provide info about university applications as a whole, to explain how the ATAR works and to provide that service to regional students,” she said.

Ms Matchett said MyDay was strongly part of CSU with this year’s event being strongly attended compared to last year.

Dubbo CSU campus offers three courses, including Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Social WOrk.