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Welcome to the CQUniLife blog #How2Uni series!

If you’re reading this, it’s quite likely you’re new to university and wondering how this all works.

We know from experience that nervously navigating the maze of systems, requirements and ‘must-do’ tasks that come with your first steps into a course or program can be overwhelming.

Never fear – the #How2Uni series is here to answer your questions, solve your problems and have you well on your way to wearing your graduation cap and gown in a few years’ time.

Over the coming few weeks, we’ll be sharing information for pre-term tips, orientation (aka O-Week), key dates, new platforms, support services, study tips and life hacks for getting through assignments and exams.

So, who will be tackling this journey with you as you learn the ropes?

From the Student Communications team:

Mae ‘I’ll study later’ Swarbrick

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Mae’s a current student, studying part-time and working full-time as Student Communications Officer. She’s been working at CQUniversity for six years in different roles and studying for eight in different programs, because nothing says ‘bright future’ like not really knowing what you want. All jokes aside though, ongoing experience as a current student is invaluable in Mae’s role as leader of the Student Communications team. Combine this with practical experience in the call centre, Admissions and Student Communications teams, and she’s ready to share some first-rate uni hacks for new students.

Ash ‘I’d rather be sleeping’ Truscott

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Ash is a CQUni alumnus, who graduated back in 2010. Straight after graduating, she took a job in media, and later returned to CQUni working full-time as Student Communications Assistant. She remembers all too well the panic fuelled ‘all-nighters’, getting lost on campus, confusion over systems, and the general feeling of being unsure. She’s excited to share her experiences and provide some insights into university life.

SJ ‘I’ve totally got this’ Pierce

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As a 10-year veteran of higher education, Sarah-Joy is able to easily simplify complex systems – which is great for first-timers who are reading this blog! In her undergraduate days, Sarah-Joy mastered procrastination so well that she put first-year accounting off until the final term of her degree. She fully sympathises with caffeine-driven assignment deadlines and has plenty of lift tips for overcoming the inevitable feeling of overwhelm…

Have questions now?
Have more questions about starting TAFE or University, and don’t want to wait for the next #How2Uni series post? Simply post to the #How2Uni group on UCROO (tip: you’ll need your CQUni login to access this secure site), and we’ll help you. If you need help urgently, please call us on 13 27 86.

Stay tuned for our first official blog about enrolling in courses and overcoming road blocks – the first steps to getting started on your student journey.

 

Mae Swarbrick (https://cqunilife.com)

Mae Swarbrick is a current student, studying part-time in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, and working full-time as Student Communications Officer. Mae’s ongoing experience as a current student is invaluable in her role as leader of the Student Communications team. Combine this with practical experience in the call centre, Admissions and Student Communications teams, and she’s ready to share some first-rate uni hacks for new students. Follow Mae on #How2Uni.


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