Welcome to #How2Uni

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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:

Ash ‘I’d rather be sleeping’ Truscott

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. Ash now leads the team as CQUni Student Communications Officer. 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.

Elle ‘I need coffee’ McCosker

Elle is also a CQUni alumnus, who graduated from a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Professional Communication in 2014. After 3 years coordinating major student milestones from orientation right through to graduation, Elle is excited to continue enhancing the student experience at CQUni as the new Student Communications Assistant. Elle remembers the frequent procrastination, occasional meltdowns and over-consumption of caffeine that is University life, and she’s excited to show you not only how to survive the roller coaster, but how to enjoy the ride!

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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