Community Engagement - Best Practice

Best Practice

Message to our students, staff and local community

We’re uniquely placed to engage with our local community and the wider public to develop sustainable initiatives. We will engage at the regional, national and international levels through our established connections and networks, as well as our curriculum.

Through community engagement, we’ll find out how we can play a key role in promoting and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships with local and broader communities. This might be to open up physical spaces for the public to share knowledge and expertise or to support staff and student volunteers in local projects.

The Goodlife Community Co-operative is a great example of community engagement in action. It’s organised by residents who work with others to support people, animals and the earth. Visit Goodlife Community Co-operative’s Facebook page to find out more.

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Champion Position Campus
Fiona NashStrategic Adviser, Regional DevelopmentCanberra
Laura DanDirector, Knowledge Exchange and EngagementCanberra
Vacant Director, Government and community relations, Office of Vice Chancellor Bathurst
Wes Ward Media Officer, Division of Marketing and Communication Albury-Wodonga
John Rafferty Sustainability Community Co-operative, Lecturer School of Environmental Sciences Albury-Wodonga
Deirdre KeoghAssociate Head of School, School of Accounting and FinanceBathurst
Simon WrightLecturer, School of Marketing and ManagementBathurst
Heather RobinsonHead of CampusOrange
Clara KochDivision of Student ServicesPort Macquarie
Taryn HodgeCommunity Relations OfficerWagga and Albury Wodonga
Cortney HaynesCommunity Relations OfficerPort Macquarie
Laura McintyreCommunity Relations OfficerDubbo

Progress toward best practice

This framework was benchmarked with Business and Industry Interface on 7 September 2016 and reviewed in October 2018.

This graph shows our progress toward best practice across the eight activity areas for this framework.

The below graph illustrates our progress towards best practice across the eight (8) activity areas.  The orange bars reaching four (4) highlight best practice and the lower bars in blue indicate CSU’s current baseline ratings.

Participants a the 2015 Biodiversity dreaming conference

Opening of the mountain bike track CSU Albury-Wodonga in October 2018. (L-R - Jennifer Munday - Albury Wodonga Head of Campus with students Hannah Gubb and Chloe Grey and Jacqueline Clements, Executive Director, Division of Student Services)