Congratulations! As a student in your final year at Charles Sturt University you should be justifiably proud of your achievements to date. If you cast your mind back to when you commenced your course, you may remember something of the transition that was required of you to adjust to life as a distance education student. You had to become accustomed to new ways of learning, and juggling the responsibilities of work, family and study. At CSU we recognise that the transition from University is also a significant period of change for students. Completing your studies may represent opportunities for new jobs, time for new interests, even a new career.
This Guide to Leaving CSU has been developed as part of the CSU Student Experience Program and is intended to assist you to make the transition from being a distance education student at CSU to life after University. Importantly, the content and format of the guide has been informed by CSU students like you, who participated in interviews, focus groups and surveys regarding their experiences as final year students. You will see many of their stories throughout the Guide - my thanks to those who so willingly gave of their time to share their experiences.
At CSU we value your feedback, so your comments and suggestions regarding this Guide would be most welcome. A feedback section is included in this Guide and I encourage you to make any comments you may have.
Again, my congratulations and best wishes in your future pursuits.
Professor Ross Chambers
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)