CQUniversity’s Senior Manager of University Accreditation is especially busy this week, touring the various campuses as part of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) re-registration process for CQUni. He took some time out of his very busy schedule to give us some insight into this very important role.
What is your first memory?
Living in a caravan in my grandparents’ backyard in Parramatta East.
What is your favourite book of all time?
I find it hard to single out one book – a four-way tie between Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
Finishing my Master of Business Administration, my third (and my wife tells me my last) degree after a PhD and a BA Honours degree.
What is the best thing about being at CQUni?
The most satisfying part of my role is helping CQUni deliver quality outcomes to students. It’s also great to contribute to providing education and training opportunities to such a broad range of students.
What is the best thing about your CQUni campus?
It’s a great central Sydney CBD location with an inspiring student buzz, close to home and all the delights of the city. I’m next door to the podiatry staff who are friendly and great to chat with, along with the staff from the nearby Academic Learning Centre.
If you could solve any social issue in your community, what would you tackle first?
Social disadvantage as this is the root of, or major contributor to, many social problems.
If you had no responsibilities, where would you be right now?
Travelling on the trans-Siberian from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok. Right after I’d won lotto.