In an initiative to bring all CSU students together, students from the Study Centres in both Sydney and Melbourne had the opportunity to visit the largest regional CSU campus in Wagga Wagga. The annual 3-day trip from 16th to 18th of March provided a busy schedule of campus activities, sports, and local tours.
On the first day, the students who participated from both Study Centres were greeted on campus by the Jenny Kent, Head of School for Accounting & Finance, as well as welcomed by the local Indigenous community members with a Smoking Ceremony. The festivities continued on campus in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with food, music, and lots of dancing!
On day two, students attended a Careers Expo to interact with local businesses and organisations in preparation for their own careers after university. Campus activities throughout the day included a serious game of badminton, basketball, soccer, swimming, and a visit to the campus vineyard. Some students experienced local attractions, such as the Wagga Wagga Zoo and a walk along the Murrumbidgee River.
Before leaving Wagga Wagga, the Harmony Day celebration showcased lessons on Indigenous culture and the talent of local high school students with a dance performance. The expedition was made worthwhile with the students’ appreciation for and involvement in experiencing regional Australian culture.