Social Innovation Studio

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Do you see yourself as a change maker? Are you passionate about having a positive social impact? In March 2017, the Office of Social Innovation in partnership with CQUniversity’s Gladstone campuses will host a Social Innovation Studio (SISG3).

If you’re ready to step outside of your comfort zone and be safely challenged, then keep reading…

What’s involved?

Studio participants will undertake a residential experience in Gladstone from the 18-25 March, where you will engage in community meetings, site tours, community workshops, pitching presentations and group work.

During this period, you will have the opportunity to apply your social innovation, leadership, collaborative, design and entrepreneurial talents to create lasting social impact. You will be challenged with the task of facilitating engagement with the community, utilising and applying human-centered design and co-design approaches to produce unique and innovative ideas.

How can I participate?

There are two options:

  1. Students can gain unit credit by enrolling in the unit BUSN19021 Project and participating in the SISG3 residential component, plus successfully completing the required unit tasks and assessment requirements. To do this, you will need to apply for SISG3 through the events page, and await a response from the Office of Social Innovation at for permissions to enrol in BUSN19021.
  2. Students can participate in the eight day residential component of the SISG3 project only as an extra-curricular activity. To do this, students must apply for SISG3 through the events page and await a response from the Office of Social Innovation.

The last day to apply for the studio with the Office of Social Innovation is the 1 March 2017. More information can be found on the event webpage, or by contacting  

Ashleigh Truscott (

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

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