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Leadership programs

At Charles Sturt University Study Centres, you'll have the chance to develop your leadership skills through a number of different programs and activities that will help you stand out to future employers.  

Student representative committee

The student representative committee acts as a 'voice' for students at Charles Sturt University Study Centres. If you are successfully nominated on to the committee, your role will focus on building and maintaining the student community through representing students in meetings and events, such as:

  • orientation day
  • walking tours in Sydney
  • welcome lunches
  • Australia Day BBQ
  • International Food Day
  • themed movie nights
  • games nights
  • end of session parties
  • birthdays.

Student leadership programs

Successful Transition Enhanced by Peers (STEP) Leaders

If you are a successful senior student, you can have the opportunity to take part in a leadership scheme known as STEP. As a STEP Leader, your role is to help your fellow students settle into university life through conducting study sessions. In these sessions, you will provide information, support and friendly advice to other students to help them succeed in their studies.

STRIVE Program

STRIVE is a student leadership program developed by Charles Sturt University that focuses on self-improvement and leadership techniques. If you are already in a leadership position, such as those outlined on this page, you can use STRIVE to study 10 modules at a self-guided pace and gain the skills needed to thrive.  

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Leaders

PASS Leaders run voluntary, informal sessions every week, giving you the chance to talk about ideas and concepts relating to your studies. These sessions are useful for discussing course materials, developing organisational skills and preparing for exams, in a friendly and supportive environment. If you wish to become a PASS Leader, you must first successfully complete the subject relating to the study session you intend to run.

Why become a PASS Leader?
  • earn money and help other students
  • improve your facilitation and communication skills
  • deepen your own understanding of course content.

If you make a significant contribution to the student community through the leadership program, you are rewarded with invitations to special events, such as the annual Gala Night celebrating the success of the Charles Sturt University community. You also receive a ‘Certificate of Leadership’, which is a valuable addition to any resumé.

Peer support leaders

Peer Discipline Supported Leaders (DSL) are high-achieving students (usually with distinction level Grade Point Average scores) who volunteer to make themselves available to support their peers. Choosing to become a DSL gives you the opportunity to build your problem-solving skills, enhance your communication skills and demonstrate your leadership abilities. At the same time, you are dedicated to supporting your fellow students in their studies. 

Pawan from India

I volunteered to do many things and it changed everything because I met some incredible people who are still my friends. I’ve gained so much confidence too because I’ve learnt so many things about how to deal with people and difficult situations.

Pawan from India
Bachelor of Accounting 

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