"When deciding which course I was going to study, I was mainly looking for a course that provided options for career progression. I decided to study a Bachelor of Accounting at CSU as I had received positive feedback from other online students about the course and I was also able to get credit for prior study.
"I found that the main advantage of studying by distance education was that I could study when and where I wanted - including studying on the train going to work at 5am! I did have to make sacrifices to fit study into my life, but it was my decision to go back to study so I had to make it fit in.
"I found it easy to connect with other students via the discussion boards and some of my fellow students created study groups on Facebook for bouncing ideas, general discussion and encouragement.
"My most memorable CSU experience so far was visiting the Bathurst Campus for the Dean's Awards. CSU staff seemed to have real pride in the students' hard work and achievements.
"To anyone considering study at CSU - do it!"