CQUniversity Bundaberg welcomes back Anne Braund after four years working with English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. Anne is teaching in the School of Access Education supporting literacy skill development with undergraduate, English second language and STEPS students. Anne has also developed a new unit to provide academic English support for our Research Higher Degree International students. Anne has a passion for supporting people’s success and she clearly gets a lot of enjoyment from seeing this happen.
What is your favourite film or book of all time?
The Lonely Planet Guide to Anywhere. I’m a voracious traveller.
What do you like most about working at CQUni?
It’s fantastic to be working in Australia’s largest regional university and one that promotes connectivity and innovative opportunities for students and staff.
What is the best thing about your CQUni campus?
After living in Hong Kong, I have a renewed verve for the brilliant colours of Australia; cracking blue skies; sparkling clear water; expansive green (and brown) landscapes. Bundaberg boasts the same latitude as Honolulu, so being surrounded by beautiful beaches and family is a great place to live and work.
What do you love most about your role?
I love being involved in adult education and knowing that every day my role helps people achieve learning success. It’s also enjoyable to work alongside a team of clever and inspiring colleagues that clearly get pleasure from helping others achieve their goals.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
I don’t want to look back on life and think ‘what if?’ So my motto is: ‘Take new opportunities. Yes, it may not work out, but you’ll never know if you don’t try!’
If you had no responsibilities, where would you be right now?
‘Anne’s Beach’, Islamorada, Florida Keys, but only if I had a convertible and could take my hubby and kids with me too.
Who was your childhood hero and why?
The Bionic woman – she could do anything, always looked amazing and had a husband worth $6 million dollars.