Community engagement plays a pivotal role at CDU 


Lecturers, researchers, students and other staff involved in community engagement activities are invited to send their stories in for publication in CDU’s enews or the community engagement website.

Community engagement is characterised by two way relationships in which the University forms partnerships with its communities to yield mutually beneficial outcomes.

Coordinator Community Engagement, Linda Cuttriss said stories about community engagement were a valid way of documenting and reporting on what was happening in this two-way relationship.

‘Stories are a means of recognising your partners, sharing information and celebrating outcomes and achievements. Through stories in enews and the website you can reach a potential world-wide audience,’ she said.

CDU’s communities include the businesses, industries, government agencies, local councils, not-for-profit organisations, Indigenous, ethnic and other communities of Central Australia, Northern Australia and the Asian region to the north.

‘Community engagement is pivotal to the University’s strategic directions and takes many forms including student work placements, remote education and training that meets community needs, collaborative research projects, consultancies, short courses, forums, conferences, the CDU Symposia, public lectures and seminars, art exhibitions and other events,’ Ms Cuttriss said.

The ‘Guidelines for Community Engagement Stories’ and stories from 2006 are at

For more information contact Linda Cuttriss, Coordinator Community Engagement at or telephone 8946 6336. Visit the community engagement website at