Thank you

As we near the end of the session I would like to thank all of you for working so hard to continue to support our students during COVID-19.  I know that this has required a big change to how we normally operate, but I know that all of you have managed to adapt to those changes and really focus on providing a quality learning experience for our students who were also coping with changed work, school and life issues! 

From running residential schools online at very short notice, moving internal classes online, providing support to our partners at Study Centre, China and Cambodia and the huge task of managing social distancing while continuing to provide on-campus learning at Goulburn in the School of Policing Studies, you have all shown an outstanding level of professionalism.  I really am very proud to be the Executive Dean of such a great Faculty, particularly when this adaptation came on top of the ‘business as usual’ work such as the May Courses Committee. 

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for an outstanding session where you have demonstrated the true values of Charles Sturt. The picture above shows Rob Oakeshott, one of our valued sessional staff, running a socially distanced revision class in LAW504 for our International students in the Master of Professional Accounting at Port Macquarie.

Our Faculty joins OUA

Charles Sturt University is piloting the Open Universities Australia (OUA) platform with the promotion of the Bachelor of Laws for session 2, 2020 (202060). OUA will provide prospective student leads to the Division of Marketing and Communications (DoMC) – Sales & Conversion Team, who will then follow up on the leads. Prospective students who enquire via the OUA platform will apply for admission through the Charles Sturt admissions process. In addition to the Bachelor of Laws course OUA will be promoting the short courses under the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package.

May photo competition winner

Working from home with the kids certainly has caught up with Gene Hodgins from the School of Psychology. Thanks for the laugh, hope it wasn’t too hard to get the artwork off! Please continue to send in your entries to FOBJBS-Exec-Office@csu.edu.au to share your working from home life for a chance to win home-delivered morning tea (shouted by me personally, not work).

A virtual graduation

On Friday 8th May 2020 a Virtual Graduation Celebration was held for Meagan Lee Goodwin who graduated (in absentia) with a Master of Arts in Intelligence Analysis from Charles Sturt and was included on the Executive Dean’s list. It was arranged by her Manager, Mr Richard Branch from the Department of Transport & Main Roads in Queensland and the Executive Dean, Professor Tracey Green. It was attended via Skype by her work colleagues, Tracey and Graham Sunderland from AGSPS. Meagan was absolutely thrilled to be recognised in such a way. It was a fitting way to recognise her achievement, especially with all the restrictions in place due to the COVID19 crisis.