Uni is a whirlwind. You work hard, have lots of fun and learn to navigate life’s ups and downs. And at the end, you leave with a complete sense of pride at how much you’ve accomplished in a few short years.
But it’s the little things along the way that make your experience so special. Friendships are born, memories are made and you become weirdly attached to your uni. And if you’re lucky enough to live on campus at Charles Sturt University (CSU), there’s a few things that only you will really get.
Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with us (or discover what an EPIC time you have to look forward to) and jump into our recap of life at CSU.
1. You’re on first-name basis with your lecturers.
We’re known for our small class sizes and friendly teaching staff. And we love it this way. We know being jam-packed into a stuffy room with 50 other students all vying for the tutor’s attention is no-one’s idea of fun. That’s why the luxury of really getting to know lecturers, tutors and fellow students is something CSU students cherish.
2. You’ve seen awesome live bands and DJs on campus.
Nina Las Vegas. Tkay Maidza. Art vs Science. San Cisco. Birds of Tokyo. Excuse us while we name-drop the A-grade talent that’s performed on campus over the last few years. If you’ve been to CSU, you’ll also have fond memories of seeing live music at Rafters Bar or the Crow Bar.
3. You’ve worn your red CSU hoodie and uggies to class.
The hoodie–uggs combo is the height of fashion at CSU. We’re all about maximising comfort, while still looking fresh. City unis may say otherwise, but there ain’t no shame in our game.
4. You’ve pulled an all-nighter in the learning commons.
Can you really call yourself a CSU student if you haven’t pulled an all-nighter in the learning commons? It’s a rite of passage. Albeit not a long-term strategy to get you through your degree. One all-nighter is usually enough to improve your time management skills.
5. You’ve donned a toga for Orientation.
Step 1. Race down to Spotlight to find the cheapest material you can get your hands on.
Step 2. Wrap yourself in said material and pray it doesn’t fall apart midway through the night.
Step 3. Have fun.
6. You know ALLaN isn’t just some guy’s name.
ALLaN may not be a person, but it’s definitely a good friend to have. When your assessments are piling up and you’re falling behind in your exam prep, the guys at CSU’s Academic Literacy, Learning, and Numeracy (ALLaN) are there to help you get back on the right track. The best bit? It’s absolutely free!
7. You appreciate the serenity on campus.
Ahhh the serenity. Studying on campus at CSU means you’re surrounded by nature – and it’s pretty damn peaceful. There’s no better feeling than to fill your lungs with crisp, clean country air. Added bonus that city folk don’t have: kangaroos on campus.
8. Your best mate is an aggie.
Going to uni in the country? There’s a high chance you’re going to end up best buds with an ag student. Whether they’re studying agriculture or from a farming background, you’re going to get a front-row seat to life on the land.
9. You’ve made lifelong friends by living on res.
When you first moved on campus you didn’t know a soul. Fast forward a few years and you’re surrounded by family. Something special happens when you put a group of people together in the same living environment, sharing the same experiences – and you can find it on res at CSU.
10. You can pronounce ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ AND the translation without messing it up.
‘The wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.’ When you come to CSU, this Wiradjuri phrase becomes your mantra. We care about the mark we leave on the world and we’re committed to being the very best we can be. It’s a cool way to live.
Is all this talk about CSU getting you excited to join the tribe? Apply today.