Residential schools are a component of many CSU courses offered by distance education.
Residential schools give you the chance to:
Residential schools are usually conducted in the break before each session, in February, April, July and September. They vary from one to five days in duration and attendance may be compulsory. They are generally scheduled between 9am and 5pm and commonly include a series of lectures and small group tutorials or practical/laboratory sessions.
You will be advised of any residential school requirements when you receive your study pack at the start of each session, or you can visit the online course brochure. Reminder letters for residential schools are sent to students enrolled in applicable subjects prior to the period of the school.
Compulsory and voluntary weekend schools may be held for some subjects throughout the year in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga and Sydney or other centres in NSW and Victoria.
During weekend schools, academic staff conduct an intensive course of lectures, tutorials and discussions.
On campus accommodation is available during residential schools at CSU's Bathurst, Orange and Wagga Wagga campuses, or you can stay in accommodation off campus. The on campus accommodation rates are very affordable and may include a single study bedroom with shared facilities, room cleaning service and meals, depending on the campus. For schools conducted at the Albury-Wodonga Campus, assistance is available to arrange off campus accommodation.
Financial assistance is available to students attending residential school. Charles Sturt University's Student Services provides accommodation assistance to students attending residential schools on campus with the Residential Schools Equity Grants (RSEG) scheme.
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