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Check It Out! day a hit with Central West Year 6 students

Approximately 150 Year 6 students from four public schools across the Central West region attended Charles Sturt University in Bathurst on Wednesday 26 October to experience university life and a range of disciplines for possible future study Charles Sturt University.

Charles Sturt University’s engagement with school students across the Central West continued with a ‘Check It Out!’ day in Bathurst on Wednesday 26 October.

Mr Ben Rodwell, Future Moves Program Coordinator in the Charles Sturt Division of Student Success, said, “The Check It Out! day hosted by the Future Moves program is a chance for Year 6 students in the Central West to visit the University in Bathurst to experience what it’s like to study at university.

“As these students move into high school, this is a great opportunity to create awareness around higher education, discuss and overcome barriers students might have about university, learn about university life and what opportunities are available to them through higher education.”

Mr Rodwell said approximately 150 Year 6 students from four public schools across the Central West region attended the campus.

The schools are Bathurst South Public School, Bathurst West Public School, Parkes Public School and Portland Central School.

“Students were able to explore a range of disciplines, including engineering, nursing, paramedicine, business and accounting, by involvement in workshops run by Charles Sturt University academics,” he said.

The students participated in a mock graduation ceremony at the end of the day, celebrating their achievements throughout the day.

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