Hi –I’m Professor Simon Maddocks –Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Darwin University.
It’s my great pleasure to welcome new students and those of you who are returning to your studies at Charles Darwin University.
For those of you commencing University, this will be an exciting time and I am so glad you have joined our CDU community.
I know you will find your first few weeks both stimulating and inspiring.
Your wellbeing and success are our highest priorities as you progress through our world-class programs. And you will be guided through the rewarding adventure that is higher education by our expert academic teams and wonderful support staff.
Make sure you visit “Get Started” on the CDU website, where you will find a wealth of information providing you practical advice on commencing your studies and direct you to a number of support services that are available.
Download our CDU App. It’s a great way to get a head start in understanding how your university works, and don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what’s happening.
For those of you studying on campus, take advantage of the Orientation activities, meet your lecturers, your peers and find out more about University life. For our online community, explore our website for more information about getting started at CDU. Preparing yourself for success is critical, and these online resources provide you with the information that you need.
As a relatively young teaching and learning institution, Charles Darwin is a New World University with unlimited potential.
By choosing to study at Charles Darwin University, you are an important member in a family of more than 22,000 students and over 1400 staff at our campuses, learning centres and online throughout Australia.
I welcome each one of you to our university community and I wish you every success.