Charles Sturt University (CSU) prospective student adviser Rebecca Morgan believes yesterday’s university information roadshow is an important tool to entice regional students to choose to study at a regional university.
Organised by CSU, Southern Cross University and University of New England, the roadshow promotes the benefits of choosing a regional university instead of one in the metropolitan area.
Ms Morgan said yesterday’s message to students from Canobolas Rural Technology High School, Orange High School and Molong Central was regional universities are just as good as their metropolitan counterparts and the benefits of staying local are endless.
“The roadshow gives the three universities a chance to get in nice and early and promote the benefits of studying at a regional university and the fact it’s a fantastic alternative to moving to the city for university,” she said.
“Obviously we’d love to keep regional students studying in regional universities because it helps support local communities. It’s important to attract local talent and then keep them locally because everyone then benefits.”
Yesterday was the final day of the roadshow, after it visited students at Kinross Wolaroi School and Orange Christian School as part of this tour.
Among the 60-plus students at yesterday’s roadshow, Elly Beasley from Canobolas Rural Technology High School and Ellie Humphrys from Orange High School agreed the event had “opened their eyes” to the choices of university.
“I’m really not sure about university, but today was very helpful,” Elly Beasley said.