Your Ideas

We want to hear from the people who use and connect with our Darwin campuses.

We want to hear your feedback about current campus life and experience, and your thoughts on future opportunities for CDUs existing Greater Darwin campuses. Check out the ways to join the conversation below.

Whether you connect with Casuarina, Palmerston or Waterfront – your feedback is important to us.

Fill in the Survey

Share your thoughts

Answer a Quick Poll

Volunteer to do an Experience Diary

Campus Users Survey

Begin the Survey

(for students / staff/ organisations on site)

Neighbours and Community Survey

Begin the Survey

We are exploring a range of Big Questions through our consultation.

Read through the approach and then answer the question(s) on the back of the tiles to share your thoughts with us.

Vibrant Campus Life and Experience
In the digital age, providing compelling reasons for people to connect with others in person and spend time on campus is increasingly important. Campuses provide the catalyst for social experiences which add value to education. Universities around the world are considering how they can foster a vibrant campus life and experience – through the provision of great spaces/infrastructure; frequent events and activities; and relationships with relevant campus and community groups.
What would make staff and students want to spend more time at CDUs existing campuses and promote meaningful connection on campus?
Hub of Community
1 in 8 people in the Northern Territory work or study at CDU. This is an incredible statistic that shows the breadth of connection of CDU to the Darwin Community. The opportunity exists for these connections to be strengthened with CDU being a place that welcomes, engages and builds relationships with all Territorians. CDU's Greater Darwin Campuses have the potential to become places were community meet, spend time, and connect with the latest research and innovation happening in their backyard.
How could CDU's Greater Darwin campuses become thriving hubs of community activity?
Iconic Darwin
Darwin is a vibrant, developed city in the tropics. It is a gateway to the Asian Region. Its community is described to be welcoming, inclusive and entrepreneurial.
What opportunities does this create for CDU to be the leader in all things tropical in a region of millions of people?
Changes to Teaching and Learning – Responding to Disruption and Competition
The tertiary education sector in Australia is undergoing a profound change that is consistent with the general direction of tertiary education around the world. The most marked development is in the delivery of education through flexible and blended learning and study modalities that involve the use of online technologies, social media and synchronous delivery (online and on campus).
How has teaching and learning changed? And how will it continue to change in the future? How can our campuses be flexible to respond?
Knowledge Hubs/Innovation Districts
A new complementary urban model for universities is emerging called “innovation districts”. These districts, by definition, are “geographic areas where leading edge institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators, and accelerators”. They are also physically compact, transit-accessible, technically wired and offer mixed use housing, office and retail. Innovation districts represent a radical departure from traditional university development and to traditional economic development. Innovations districts emphasises the social and environmental aspects – creating dynamic public realms that strengthens relationships, proximity and knowledge ‘spillovers’.
What is the potential of the Casuarina campus as a Tropical STEM and Industrial Research Precinct?
Vibrant Campus Life and Experience
In the digital age, providing compelling reasons for people to connect with others in person and spend time on campus is increasingly important. Campuses provide the catalyst for social experiences which add value to education. Universities around the world are considering how they can foster a vibrant campus life and experience – through the provision of great spaces/infrastructure; frequent events and activities; and relationships with relevant campus and community groups.
What would make staff and students want to spend more time at CDUs existing campuses and promote meaningful connection on campus?
Hub of Community
1 in 8 people in the Northern Territory work or study at CDU. This is an incredible statistic that shows the breadth of connection of CDU to the Darwin Community. The opportunity exists for these connections to be strengthened with CDU being a place that welcomes, engages and builds relationships with all Territorians. CDU's Greater Darwin Campuses have the potential to become places were community meet, spend time, and connect with the latest research and innovation happening in their backyard.
How could CDU's Greater Darwin campuses become thriving hubs of community activity?
Iconic Darwin
Darwin is a vibrant, developed city in the tropics. It is a gateway to the Asian Region. Its community is described to be welcoming, inclusive and entrepreneurial.
What opportunities does this create for CDU to be the leader in all things tropical in a region of millions of people?
Changes to Teaching and Learning – Responding to Disruption and Competition
The tertiary education sector in Australia is undergoing a profound change that is consistent with the general direction of tertiary education around the world. The most marked development is in the delivery of education through flexible and blended learning and study modalities that involve the use of online technologies, social media and synchronous delivery (online and on campus).
How has teaching and learning changed? And how will it continue to change in the future? How can our campuses be flexible to respond?
Knowledge Hubs/Innovation Districts
A new complementary urban model for universities is emerging called “innovation districts”. These districts, by definition, are “geographic areas where leading edge institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators, and accelerators”. They are also physically compact, transit-accessible, technically wired and offer mixed use housing, office and retail. Innovation districts represent a radical departure from traditional university development and to traditional economic development. Innovations districts emphasises the social and environmental aspects – creating dynamic public realms that strengthens relationships, proximity and knowledge ‘spillovers’.
What is the potential of the Casuarina campus as a Tropical STEM and Industrial Research Precinct?

Quick Polls:

I know how to find out what’s happening or what’s on at CDU

Being on campus feels like being part of a community

I regularly visit a CDU campus for reasons other than study or work

I am excited about the prospect of a CBD Education and Civic Precinct

Volunteer to do an Experience Diary

We’re asking staff, students and others who use CDU’s campuses to create an ‘Experience Diary’. Share pictures, videos and insights into what an average week on campus is like for you. We want to know what you love, what frustrates you and what could be improved.

Email angela@creatingcommunities.com.au to sign up and go into the running to win a $100 prize.

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