Travel overseas and learn with a degree in Environmental Science and Management at CSU

My name’s Anna Eggleton, I’m a fourth-year
Environmental Science and Management student at Charles Stuart University. I’ve always been really passionate about the
natural environment for as long as I can remember. As a child, we raised a lot of native species
for rehabilitation. I just wanted to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Why I chose CSU is probably because it’s such
an environmentally-focused campus. I’ve lived on campus for the past four years
of my degree. I’ve really enjoyed living on campus. I’ve got to meet a massive array of people
from a large diversity of courses. I’ve remained friends with these people all
the way through. One of the best things about being on campus
is that diversity and also, being really close to your lecturers, so when you do have a concerns
or issues, it’s really got a really good open-door policy where you can come in and have a chat
to your lecturers about any concerns you might have, and they also have a number of really
good facilities as well. I really like to get involved with volunteering
as well, so I help out at Sustainable Activity Center where I go to a lot of their functions
to learn about living in more sustainable lifestyle. Also, I really enjoy getting involved with
the volunteering through the national parks. I worked with the rock-wallabies before, out at Oberon Jenolan Caves, and also the pygmy possums in Kosciusko. My main focus is to get as much work experience
and volunteering done at the moment as possible. I’ve taken several overseas study trips. Bhutan was about learning about the cultural
studies and human-wildlife conflict. Also, Nepal was very much wildlife-centered. I also undertook eight-month exchange over
in Japan, that was on New Colombo Plan Scholarship, which I was nominated for through Charles
Stuart University. What I enjoy most about studying this course is
probably all the practical aspects and also, a lot of the classes are based outdoors, so
while we have quite a bit a lab work — working with the microscopes, and looking at species
diversity and things like that with specimens, we also get to go outdoors. We get to go to the wetlands quite a lot. Our soil subject takes us outside. I also undertook a wildlife field trip where
we got to do practical trapping and tagging of mammals, and reptiles and bats. We have some students that are interested
in sustainability, some are interested in flora, others in fauna, right through to the
environmental economics and sectors like that, so the degree can really be suited to what
suits you. Yes, so I definitely recommend anyone who’s
thinking about the course just to give it a go.

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