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No matter what's holding you back, CSU can help you Think Again about your future and put you on the path to success.

We asked prospective students to share the moments that inspired them to Think Again about their future or show us what their dream career could look like, for the chance to win a $30,000 grant to study with CSU Online.

Congratulations to our winner


Kristine Felix

I once asked her if she could give me one piece of advice, what would it be? She said, "there’s always a second chance."


Aimee Vaughn

My son deserves a mother full of passion, determination and inspiration. He deserves the woman I want to be: an engineer, a glass ceiling smasher.

Alisha Cowell

My moment of accomplishment during an internship in Beijing. It continuously inspires me to be bold and ambitious in pursuing a career in international commerce.

Angela Payne

My image fills me with hope that through communication and ideas we can positively change our world. I want to inspire others to think deeply.

Alexis Nicholson

I was inspired in India by the locals who have so little, but give so much. I want to give back.

Angela Graham

Ten years of study at CSU has confirmed what I have often thought. It is impossible to take the "you" out of CSU. Think Again.

Brittany Verity

New Zealand goethermal sites inspired me to 'think again' and change my career to saving these amazing environmental treasures!

Callan Buchan

My son inspires me to take positive action to increase my knowledge and skills, helping him to develop into his ultimate potential with boundless opportunities.

Calum Anderson

This image represents my desire to be like my father and obtain a PHD, I believe CSU is my path to this goal.

Catherine Robinson

My brother Anthony (with me, front right) inspires me to pursue a medical ultrasound Doctorate. He lost his battle with aortic stenosis at 16 years.

Courtney Johnson

Puhoi Library taught me that education is freedom. Now is the time to think again and leap towards a meaningful career that ignites my passion.

Danielle Pye

This is me holding one of my premature twin girls, little battlers full of energy and love. They make me want to be more.

David Milliken

I am a keen cyclist and this has brought great strength to me...

Devina Jeet

The image reminds me of myself and the twists and turns throughout my career. It leads me to my first career choice in teaching.

Donna Males

The first cake I made and sold. I was so proud, which is when I decided I wanted to run my own catering business.

Elizabeth Mcfarlane

Living remotely, study options are few. I won't let that stop me having the career I want to, thanks to external environmental studies at CSU!

Emily Fairall

My last day of chemotherapy and the first day of the rest of my life. Think again? I certainly did. My next beginning starts here.

Emily Whitechurch

How can one enjoy life without health? This candid holiday photo inspired me to want to find and encourage the healthiest version of everyday people.

Emma Lee

The Grand Canyon's majesty inspired me to rethink my role in the world. I want to inspire others, with powerful words rather than marketing.

Emma Lamont

Coming from a small town I doubted my ability to succeed at uni but I knew my future self would thank me.

Emma St Clair

Reminds me of our family home that we had to sell due to my dad's struggle with ill health and the unfair laws he battles.

Heidi Walkinshaw

This crazy little person arrived 2.5 years ago and gave me the motivation to attempt the degree I have been putting off for 10 years.

Katherine Tye

My children drive my passion to influence social change. We need children to be resilient and healthy, becoming adults who are contributing to their communities.

Katherine Wyatt

A great man who turned his life around and helped countless others through AA. Everyone deserves a second chance at life.

Kayla Spranklin

2015 Christmas festivities at Centennial Lodge. Crisis support work with homeless men, women and children inspires me to help more through postgraduate study in psychology.

Kelly Hody

Graduating from my second CSU degree fuelled my dream of completing a DBA and making a tangible contribution to the world of sales and marketing.

Kristine Felix

I once asked her if she could give me one piece of advice, what would it be? She said, "there's always a second chance."

Kristopher Evans

My immigrant grandmother, who died in 2009, scrubbed toilets to fund my mother's education. She taught me to NEVER give up on my educational dreams.

Kristy Forbes

Already a teacher, when autism graced our lives, I was given the last important nudge to study Medicine/Biochemistry by my beautiful daughters.

Leah Pate

My children are my life, to raise them healthy and with a parent in a career that she loves and is passionate about.

Lee-Rae Rodwell

Teaching ICT skills in poverty-stricken Bangladesh has shown me that we can overcome great obstacles when we courageously step forth and use our creative genius.

Lisa Gormley

The energy and enthusiasm these students had for learning was amazing. Look at the conditions here, they make me want to be a great educator.

Luke Pedlow

Regional Australia needs fair and equitable access to the legal system, I want to practice in the bush allowing all Australians access to the law.

Martin Vasilescu

Financial security, make my family proud and show my kids that hard work can make your dreams come true no matter what your age.

Nicole Campbell

This is all of me, my children, an ocean, and endless world of dreams. Fulfill more, my dreams as a woman to achieve for myself.

Nicole Palmer

These are my grandparents who both recently passed away. Their lifelong passion was helping their local elderly community. I intend on continuing that legacy.

Paris Poulos

Magnetic Resonance Imaging has inspired me to think again about the benefits of clinical research. MRI is the future of the medical industry.

Peta Rake

Looking over the harbour of Stykkisholmur, Iceland, I felt the POTENTIAL of my life. Study is a way to provide myself opportunity and realise my potential.

Rachael Vieraitis

The surrealist imagery of artist Sliman Mansour has left me wanting to learn more about the social, cultural and religious concepts that inspired him.

Rebecca Collins

Who says I can't be a teacher, a vet and a garden fairy when I grow up? She thinks it's possible, so do I.

Rebekah Attwood

It inspired me to think again about my frustrations and unrealised potential. To lead by example, overcoming obstacles and paving the way to make change.

Rochelle Ikin

My son was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes, he's inspired me to pursue a career that will not only help him but help others.

Roxanne Meehan

My kids. My desire is for them to see me challenge myself so that they will never be afraid of challenging themselves.

Sonya McDowall

Following my mums diagnosis with terminal cancer, I realised money can't buy happiness but passion does. Life's short. Do what you love -Work with Animals.

Sophie Harrison

My 2015 class help me discover my passion for agriculture. Watching the animals and crops grow made me want to teach other students.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for the $30,000 Study Grant – CSU Online Competition

  1. These Terms and Conditions apply to the $30,000 Study Grant – CSU Online Competition ("Promotion"), part of the major CSU Online campaign.

  2. Information on how to enter and details on the major prize forms part of these Terms and Conditions.

  3. The promoter is Charles Sturt University (ABN 83 878 708 551) and its agents and contractors ("CSU").

  4. Entry is only open to individuals who are legally entitled to reside in Australia during the Promotion, including Australian residents and foreign students with appropriate student visa ("entrants"). Employees of CSU and agencies associated with the Promotion and the immediate family members of these people are ineligible to enter or vote.

  5. "You" means you as an entrant in the Promotion.

    Entry in the Promotion
  6. The Promotion commences 12.01am AEST on 05.01.2016 and ends at 11.59pm AEST on 29.2.2016 ("Entry Period").

  7. Entry into the Promotion constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

  8. Only entries that comply with these Terms and Conditions will be deemed a 'valid entry'. Any entry that does not comply with these Terms and Conditions will be deemed an 'invalid entry' and will not be published for public view on the Promotion website.

  9. Entries will be moderated and only approved entries will be published for public view on the Promotion website.

  10. To submit an entry in the Promotion, you must do so during the Entry Period, by visiting the Promotion website, completing and submitting the online entry form, including all mandatory information. Any images must be in a format as determined by CSU in its absolute discretion.

  11. When you submit any materials via the Promotion including videos and images and text ("Content"), you, unless CSU advises otherwise, license and grant CSU, its affiliates and sub-licensees an exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display such Content for any purpose in any media, without compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability. You agree not to assert any moral rights in relation to such use. You warrant that you have the full authority to grant these rights.

  12. Entrants agree that they are fully responsible for the Content they submit. CSU shall not be liable in any way for such Content to the full extent permitted by law. CSU may remove any Content that it may display without notice for any reason whatsoever.

  13. You warrant and agree that: (a) you will not submit any Content that is unlawful or fraudulent, or that CSU may deem in breach of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children under the age of 15, or otherwise unsuitable for publication; (b) you will obtain prior consent from any person or property that appears in your Content; (c) you must only submit Content which you have personally created; (d) your Content shall not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity; and (e) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others' computer or communication systems.

  14. You indemnify CSU against any claims that result from breaching Clause 13. CSU reserves the right to deem any entry 'invalid' where it reasonably suspects the entry have not complied with Clause 13. This is at CSU's absolute discretion and discussions will not be entered into.

  15. Multiple entries permitted, subject to the following: (a) each entry must be substantially unique; (b) the same entry cannot be entered more than once; (c) each entry must be submitted separately and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

    Determination of prize winner
  16. A panel of judges appointed by CSU will judge each of the valid entries submitted according to originality and creative merit.

  17. The best entry, as determined by the judges, will be declared the winner and win the 'Major Prize' ("Winner").

  18. The judging panel's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  19. The Winner will be announced within 10 days of the close of the Promotion.

    Major Prize details and conditions
  20. The 'Major Prize' will consist of a maximum $30,000 Study Grant at CSU ("Study Grant"). The Winner must enrol at CSU within 12 months of the announcement of the Winner in the minimum number of subjects to complete a full degree ("Degree").  The Degree can be either Undergraduate or Postgraduate. This Degree must be undertaken through CSU Online.

  21. The Winner's enrolment at CSU in the Degree is subject to CSU's admission requirements for entry into the Degree.  If the Winner does not comply with CSU's admission requirements and is not accepted by CSU into the Degree, CSU will terminate the Study Grant to the Winner and, in its absolute discretion, the Study Grant will be awarded to another entrant in accordance with these Terms and Conditions at Clauses 16-  18 and CSU will make the announcement of the alternative winner as soon as practicable.

  22. The value of the Study Grant will be averaged out and paid annually to the Winner over the time required to complete the Degree. The annual payment will be made following the census dates for enrolments each year of the tenure of the Degree.

  23. The Study Grant is subject to the Winner maintaining satisfactory academic progress and a continued enrolment in the Degree.  If these conditions are not met, this Study Grant may be terminated by CSU in its absolute discretion.

  24. If the Winner fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress in the Degree and is subsequently suspended or excluded from the Degree by CSU, CSU will cease paying the remainder of the Study Grant to the Winner.  If the exclusion is one year or less ("Exclusion Period"), and the Winner resumes their studies in the Degree promptly following expiry of the Exclusion Period, the Study Grant may be reinstated.

  25. If the Winner is suspended or excluded from the Degree by CSU for more than one year, or the Winner withdraws or cancels their enrolment from their Degree or the Winner fails to maintain satisfactory grades in the Degree over a prolonged period, or the Winner transfers from CSU to another university or place of study, CSU will, in its absolute discretion, cease paying the remainder of the Study Grant to the Winner.

  26. If the Winner is granted an Approved Leave of Absence from their Degree, they may request that the Study Grant be placed on hold until they return to study.  This request must be made in writing stating the expected date of return to study.  The decision to allow this Study Grant to be placed on hold is entirely at the discretion of CSU.  It will only be placed on hold for a period no longer than 12 months. If the Winner does not return to study after this time in the Degree, the Study Grant will be terminated.  Following re-enrolment, the Winner must advise of their return to study to re-activate this Study Grant.

  27. If CSU ceases paying the remainder of the Study Grant to the Winner pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, CSU will not require the Winner to repay any part of the Study Grant already paid to the Winner.

  28. If you are the Winner of the Study Grant, you acknowledge and agree: (a) that you will be available for any and all publicity requirements from CSU regarding the Promotion for the duration of your studies with CSU and (b) all such publicity remains the property of CSU.

  29. If required by CSU, it is a condition of receiving the Study Grant that the Winner must sign a Deed of Participation, Assignment, Release and Indemnity ("the Deed"), in a form determined by CSU. If the Winner refuses to sign the Deed, then they will forfeit the Study Grant and it will be offered to another entrant, as determined by CSU.

  30. CSU reserves the right, at any time, to disqualify you or any other entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry or voting process. Failure by CSU to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

  31. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries will be deemed invalid.

  32. If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, CSU, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize to the equal value and/or specification.

  33. Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable.

  34. If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of CSU, CSU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law to: (a) disqualify you or any other entrant; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Promotion, as appropriate.

  35. CSU accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries. Entries will be deemed void if fraudulent.

  36. Any cost associated with accessing the Promotion website is the entrant's responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used.

  37. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, CSU (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity) whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Promotion, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under CSU's control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by CSU) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of CSU; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (f) in connection with receiving a prize.

  38. CSU collects your personal information in order to conduct the Promotion and to enable CSU to make you more aware of CSU. For these purposes CSU may disclose such information to third parties, including, but not limited to, other entrants to tell them who has entered or won the Promotion, prize suppliers and if required, to Australian regulatory authorities.

  39. You will not be able to enter in the Promotion unless you give CSU the personal information the Promoter requests.

  40. During the period of the Promotion, unless you tell CSU not to, CSU will use the information to promote, market and publicise CSU to entrants and to tell them how the Promotion is progressing. To do this, CSU may send you email messages. After the Promotion, unless you tell CSU not to, CSU may also use your personal information to contact you about other offers.

  41. By participating in this Promotion, you give CSU the right to contact you, access, update or correct information about you that CU holds. You can contact CSU to ask CSU not to make any further contact with you, or to delete the information about you which CSU holds. The contact details of CSU are found at www.csu.edu.au/contacts. Your privacy is important to us. Our privacy policy can be found at https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00218.