CQUni Student Experience Directorate, Executive Assistant, Susie Luck is based in Rockhampton and thrives on busyness and new experiences. Susie has travelled the world and lived in an Indigenous community, and in California, USA. Susie loves the outdoors, and when she isn’t working or spending time with her kids, you’ll find her taking long hikes or entering treks.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
Walking the Milford Track in New Zealand with my husband in April this year (54km in four days), in inclement weather. The winds were gale force, 80km/h on the top of the pass. It’s something my husband has wanted to do for 20 years and something I never thought I would do, but I’m really glad he convinced me as it was a challenging and amazing experience. Next is the Routeburn Track, back in NZ, in November.
What is the best thing about your CQUni campus?
Well kept grounds and facilities, Espresso Heaven lunches and coffee, and the diverse range of people (staff and students), making it a pleasant and interesting place to work.
What do you love most about your role?
I enjoy the variety in my work (no day is the same) and I get to work with such a great group of people every day. I really enjoy helping people and get to do that on a daily basis.
Describe the greatest moment of your life so far?
Can I have two? Bringing my two babies, Maddy and Pat into the world, sixteen months apart, now 19 and 18 (almost) years old.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
Take my dog Boris for a walk (and swim) to Lammermoor Beach, read travel books and plan future trips. I also like to enjoy a meal with my hubby and kids all present (a rare occasion these days).
What would be your last meal?
A variety of Thai dishes, with a glass (or bottle) of New Zealand Pinot Gris, shared with close friends and family.
Which country in the world would you most like to visit?
Nepal – to experience the unique beauty and culture, and meet the local people. Our next planned trip though (after doing the Routeburn Track), is to take my husband’s parents to Vietnam, where we have previously visited. I’m really looking forward to going back there.