Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Sustainability in curriculum

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is committed to ensuring that our graduates succeed in life and work after study. Sustainability* has been established as one of nine dimensions that will equip students with the knowledge, skills and capacity to apply these so they are ready for the challenges that employers and the wider-community will face today and into the future.

Irrespective of their discipline, CSU will ensure that all of our graduates understand how their decisions, as future professionals and leaders, can either compound current challenges or actively contribute to global and local sustainability. Together we can live up to the Wiradjuri phrase, 'yindyamarra winhanganha' (the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in).

*Sustainability as defined by CSU's Graduate Learning Outcomes.

Taking studies further

CSU Green is always looking for great sustainability-focused initiatives to assist students with their chosen field of study.   

CSU recently ran the Green Steps @ CSU program, which gave students the opportunity to complete an on-campus sustainability project. Each project highlighted a sustainability initiative at CSU and helped improve the University's environmental performance.

During the three years Green Steps ran at CSU students worked on a variety of projects, from biodiversity management planning, investigating energy saving methods in residential buildings, and finding ways to reduce carbon emissions during construction of on-campus buildings.

Read some of the highlights from student's Green Steps projects.