Student Communication

The Student Communications Unit centralises student contact and communications at Charles Sturt. The Unit includes one point of contact for all current student enquiries, and helps to ensure Student Communications are strategic, coordinated and delivered in one voice.

The Unit is responsible for mapping communications throughout the year to ensure students engage with the university’s messaging. Our communications have a tone of voice that is appealing to students and resonate in emails, social media and in personal support.

Find out more about student communication, our current projects, and access staff resources.

James Brann - Director, Student Communication

James Brann

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6338 4601
Email: DSS-DirStudentComms@csu.edu.au
Location: Bathurst

As Director of Student Communication, James leads team of contact and communication professionals in the development and execution of strategies which support a consistent and cohesive one-university experience for students.

James has held several roles at Charles Sturt, including Director of Engagement and Transition Practice Leader, and led the development of the Outreach Team, who won the 2016 Equity and Opportunity category at the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards. James seeks to drive more innovative and equitable access to quality educational outcomes for those living outside metropolitan areas.

Student Central

Student Central is the first point of contact for students at Charles Sturt University. Our aim is to assist students to navigate their way through university life from admission to graduation and beyond. If students have a question, we can find the answer and guide them to the appropriate information, services and support.


Key contact

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Holly Otutaha

Senior Manager, Student Central

Phone: TBC
Email: TBC
Location: Bathurst

Student Communication

The Student Communication team is responsible for designing, executing and evaluating communication strategies which support a student-centered culture, engagement and participation. Find out more about student communication, our current projects, and access staff resources.


Key contact

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Laura Cohalan 
Coordinator, Student Communication


Phone: (02) 6933 4595
Email: lcohalan@csu.edu.au
Location: Wagga Wagga