A new brand, a visit from afar and some special recognition

CSU brand launch

On Wednesday 1 May, CSU launched the new Charles Sturt University brand on the Wagga Wagga campus. BJBS Faculty Office staff on Wagga campus experienced the launch first hand.

The brand transformation is more than a change of logo. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to look at the entire brand toolkit, to more fully understand these new directions.

Congratulations to Professor David Widdowson

On Thursday 11 April 2019, Professor David Widdowson attended the Government House, Canberra for his investiture as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM):

For significant service to higher education in the field of international trade and customs.

The event was hosted by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), as Chancellor of the Order of Australia, and Lady Cosgrove. In recognition of David’s career achievements, CSU’s Insight recently interviewed David to find out more about his career in the customs and excise disciplines.

Criminology students visit from UK

In mid-2018, a request was made to our Faculty to host a group of criminology students from Runshaw College, Lancashire in the UK. The group consisted of 17 students (3 staff) participating in an undergraduate criminology degree. Part of their course of study involves the study of serial killers and as a result, with the support of our faculty, arrangements were made to take the group to the memorial to the backpackers, murdered by Ivan Milat in Belanglo State Forest. They were also taken to Goulburn Gaol where Ivan Milat is serving his sentence.

While in Goulburn, the students undertook a tour of the NSW Police Academy and also visited the Goulburn Courthouse, where Magistrate David Williams gave spoke with the group about the criminal justice system in NSW.  Senior Constable Barbara Beard (Youth Liaison Officer) engaged with the group in discussing policing with juvenile offenders and comparisons were made between our interventions and responses and those in the UK

The visit to the Courthouse was facilitated by the Court registrar Bernadette Hilton and the coming together of the various arms of the criminal justice system provided the students with a unique experience and insight into their studies.

Faculty Office staffing updates


It is with great pleasure to confirm the appointments of Associate Professor Jenny Kent to the role of Associate Dean, Academic and Associate Professor Julia Lynch to the role of Head of School for the School of Accounting and Finance. Both Jenny and Julia have been acting in these roles for the past 2 years however earlier this year they were appointed to the positions.