2018 Student Leadership Conference

The CSU Student Leadership Conference is on again from Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 1 November 2018.

The theme for 2018 is Your Voice at CSU. Student leaders will learn how their voice and leadership role can have an impact.

This year, our student leaders are off to the CSU Orange campus for an interactive, fun conference to:

  • experience dynamic speakers
  • network with other student leaders
  • gain new leadership skills, knowledge and abilities!

There are limited spots available, so student leaders need to register ASAP!

Register now


Hear big ideas from inspiring leaders.

Tanya Hennessy, Author and Influencer

Tanya Hennessy, Author and Influencer

Tanya is a comedian, radio host and social media influencer with a worldwide following. She will share how having a voice can challenge and inspire people in a Q&A session with student leaders.

Tanya is a CSU Theatre Media alumni and recently launched her book, Am I doing this right?

Penny Locaso, BKindred founder and CEO

Penny Locaso, BKindred founder and CEO

Penny is on a mission to teach ten million people how to future-proof happiness by 2025. Her keynote will focus on how to transform lives and organisations by humanising the future.

Penny’s experience working in Australian corporations was recognised on the 2018 Sydney Morning Herald list of influential Australian female entrepreneurs.

Emmanuel Rodriguez, Dancer and Performer

Emmanuel Rodriguez, Dancer and Performer

Emmanuel’s passion for dance has changed his life. Emmanuel will share his story about the key to staying motivated through goal setting.

Originally from Orange, Emmanuel led the formation of Justice Crew. The group won Australia’s Got Talent in 2010.


  • Tuesday 30 October 2018


    Leadership activity


    Arrival and start of Conference


    Activities, Orange's Remarkable Race and dinner


    Free time and get settled into accommodation

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018


    Leadership activity




    Conference welcome, guest speaker and morning tea

    11am- 1pm

    Town Hall sessions and interactive workshop




    Interactive workshops and afternoon tea


    Wrap up session - pitch prep


    Dinner and CSU Think Tank

  • Thursday 1 November 2018


    Leadership activity




    Welcome back, guest speaker and morning tea


    Interactive workshops


    Conference wrap-up

Highlight activities

Learn more about the activities happening.

Bathurst Winterfest

Bathurst Winterfest

Join in on the fun of a cold winter at the 2019 Bathurst Winter Festival - Cosmic Paradise.

Layer up and head full throttle into the Winter Playground and watch buildings of Bathurst come alive through space, colour and music. Wander the parks, take fun photos, take a ride on the carousel, Ferris wheel or just enjoy the energy.

Pitch, Please!

Pitch, Please!

Have you got an idea or innovation that would you like to see implemented at your campus or area?

Why not Pitch it. Come prepared and this activity will give you the opportunity to Pitch your suggestion on topics to help improve Charles Sturt University. If you have a good idea, share it and get others on board. Who knows anything can happen? Pitch Please!

5 Second Rule

5 Second Rule

Can you name three skills of a good leader – with the added pressure of 5 seconds twisting down, and other players waiting for you to get flustered?

This fun interactive games will test your knowledge and skills of leadership and your ability to think of past experiences. The 5-second game will have you think on the spot with a team cheering you on.

Student voices

Brenton Hawken

Wagga Wagga Residential Advisor
The CSU Student Leadership Conference was inspiring and valuable to me as a young leader. It was a respectful place where I could share my experiences and opinions. I was encouraged to be the best version of myself from other participants.

Ofunneka Anyanwu

Online SRC representative
This was a great opportunity for me to learn how to be a transformational leader and develop fresh ideas. I was also able to reflect on why I embarked on this journey and reinforce my drive to serve to the best of my ability.

Ray Wilson

Wammarra (Bathurst Indigenous Student Centre)
I’m excited to join the CSU Student Leadership Conference to develop my leadership and communication skills. CSU actively encourages and facilitates its student leaders by running conferences like this.

Contact us

Get in touch by emailing the CSU STRIVE program to learn more about the conference and CSU’s student leadership project.

Our venue

Our conference is at the CSU Orange campus, a state-of-the-art facility in a relaxed country atmosphere.

Meeting place: Building 1000 deck

Parking: P3 and P5

View Orange campus map