"The primary things that led me to choose CSU were its reputation and respect it has within the natural resource management industry, as the leading university for environmental science, and that I had the option to finish my degree by distance if I found a job. I also loved the fact that CSU in Albury-Wodonga is a regional city with a relaxed, country atmosphere and community that not only teaches environmental sustainability, but also lives it, having rammed earth and passive cooling buildings, with recycled water to be an amazing minimal-impact campus. CSU also offered an amazing range of subjects I could choose from for my electives and minor. I was also given eight subjects (first year) as recognition for prior learning for my Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, which was a massive advantage for choosing CSU.
"I have always had a passion for nature and the bush and wish to protect these places I love by becoming a Park Ranger. I believe that community engagement and outdoor education is key for a holistic approach to natural resource management. My favourite part at CSU has been learning how to become a skilled guide, interpreter and outdoor educator on the white-water rafting camps down the Snowy and Mitta rivers.
"The small class sizes at CSU were a huge benefit to me, allowing me to get to know my lecturers who were all amazing experts in their fields, who were more than happy to answer any questions that helped me to learn in a friendly environment with like-minded students. Being able to use the PC labs 24/7 helped getting projects done, while being able to borrow hiking and camping gear for field trips was a huge saving for me as a student."