Physiotherapy student Munyaradzi Muchinguri moved with his family from Zimbabwe to Gladstone when he was in primary school. Now a Capricorn College resident in Rockhampton, Munya’s own cross-cultural experience has inspired him to help people through creating better community connections. Recently appointed as a Change Champion with the Office of Social Innovation, Munya also has a passion for rap music and hopes to one day make a name for himself on the big screen.
What is the best thing about your role with CQUni?
The best thing about being a social innovator at CQUni in North Rockhampton is connecting with students and signifying the important role they play in working with the community to tackle pressing social issues in the region.
What is the film you’ll never get sick of watching?
The Fast and the Furious. I love the franchise because it signifies the importance of surrounding yourself with family and friends. I love cars too and my favourite actor is Paul Walker.
What is a motto or phrase you live by?
My favourite quote is “go big or go home.” This has inspired me to be extravagant, go all the way, and do whatever I am doing to the fullest.
Why should people study at CQUni?
CQUni is amazing – it definitely implements the slogan of ‘be what you want to be’. I love this University because it has so many pathways to help students unlock their full potential. I wanted to do Physiotherapy but it was challenging because I didn’t receive the required OP. So, I did Allied Health for a year and then transferred into Physiotherapy. Ever since then, I have loved the course and my teachers, and made some new friends.
What is your favourite karaoke song and why?
I really love the song Careless Whisper by George Michael. I am a big fan of the saxophone; it gives me the chills and it’s very soothing.
If your office was burning down, what would be the one thing you grabbed on the way out the door?
My phone because it costs a lot of money!
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Create money – because I am a poor university student!