AFTER two years of disruptions that have included campus closures and online learning, Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon says she is confident students will be back on campus for face-to-face learning at the start of semester one.
A tumultuous 24 months or so for CSU has included the university abandoning its interest in creating a campus in the Bathurst city centre, undertaking a cost-cutting program and facing criticism from the local state and federal MPs.
A new strategy was also unveiled last September to bring international students and researchers to regional campuses, including Bathurst.
In a statement congratulating the year 12 class of 2021 who received their HSC results and ATARs, Professor Leon welcomed students who had accepted early offers and those who planned to accept an offer.
"I would like to offer my hearty congratulations to these resilient young men and women who have navigated the uncharted COVID-19 landscape of the last two years to complete their HSC," she said.
"If your ATAR has met or exceeded your hopes - well done. If not, please do not be discouraged - there are many pathways to the courses, qualifications and careers of your dreams."
To those planning on studying at CSU in 2022, she said the university, at this stage, is "confident of welcoming you onto our campuses for the start of your first semester".
"We know that's where our students want to be - learning face-to-face - and we will do everything possible in the current environment and within government advice and regulations to make this happen," she said.
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