Your CQUni New Student Initiation

With all the overwhelm, confusion and excitement of University life, we bet you haven’t even had the chance to figure out what you’re supposed to be doing, let alone how you go about achieving it. Don’t worry, we got you!

Welcome to your CQUni New Student Initiation – your checklist for the must-do’s and must-see’s to make you the very best CQUni student you can be.

1. #DiscoverCQUni at Orientation

No doubt right now you’re trying to get your head around what textbooks to buy, when and where your classes will be, how on Earth to use the computer systems and all while contemplating the daunting prospect of the next few years of your life being overtaken by study.

This is the very reason we host Orientation events each term – to make sense of it all for you!

And trust us, there’s plenty of fun to be had along the way – maybe even a party or two, a visit from some native wildlife and so many new friends to make! Plus, there’s free food and goody bags – every Uni student’s dream!

Don’t forget, we don’t just host on-campus Orientations – our interactive Online Orientation unit is designed to get you up to speed with everything you need to know. Online Orientation for our new commencing students in Term 1, 2018 will be available on Monday, 29 January.

2. Join a club or society

There are a number of clubs, groups and societies here at CQUniversity. From the Agriculture Association, Gaming Club, Photo Group, Taekwondo and so much more, you’re bound to find something you love, and meet like-minded people! Check them all out on the CGS Directory of the Student Portal.

3. Check your eligibility for a scholarship

In all honesty, university is not cheap, but it’s an important investment in your future. Wouldn’t it be nice though to not have to worry about paying off your student loan? Scholarships can help ease some of that worry and stress, giving you more mental energy to focus on your studies. Before your upcoming term check what scholarships are available, and your eligibility on our Scholarships webpage.

4. Sign into UCROO

We’re a cool Uni here at CQUni – that’s why we’ve got our very own digital campus UCROO (pronounced you-crew) – see cool right? On UCROO you can find support services, get rid of your old textbooks for $$$ or purchase second-hand textbooks for your upcoming term, and get in touch with classmates through subject or study groups. You’ll also find the latest and greatest news and events happening around all our campuses at CQUni.

So what are you waiting for – head to UCROO now! And while you’re at it, add us on all our socials (we like to keep connected).

5. Download a map

Nothing says ‘new student’ like walking in to the wrong classroom or standing in the middle of campus with a perplexed face. But, you can fool them all into thinking you know exactly what you’re doing by downloading a campus map and navigating your way around before start of term.

Sign up to your campus gym or find your go-to coffee spot along the way. Our student mentors even have you covered with their top tips for the hottest spots on-campus and online for CQUni students.

6. Get the app SafeZone

This is an important one, so if nothing else make sure to check this one off your list.

SafeZone is our free and easy-to-use mobile application which will communicate alerts during severe weather events, off-campus emergencies affecting CQUni staff and students and incidences which may trigger evacuation or lock-downs on campus. Along with this, the app will also allow you to request first aid, call for help or alert us to an unfolding emergency.

SafeZone is so important we even have a whole blog dedicated to telling you our top five reasons why you should download SafeZone today.

7. Bookmark the Essential Student Guide

We get it – you’re already feeling information overload and the term hasn’t even started yet! That’s exactly why we created the Essential Student Guide to break down all the important need-to-know information in a clear, concise format which you can easily find and refer to at any time.

From key contacts to terminology explanations, more student to-do checkpoints, fee and finance help and so much more – there’s a reason we call it ‘essential’.

Download the Essential Student Guide today!

Congrats! You’re now officially initiated as a new student to CQUniversity – how easy was that?

Keep in contact and let us know how you go with ticking off items on your new student checklist, and be sure to visit our #How2Uni blog series for more great tips and tricks!

Elle Mccosker (

Hi, I'm Elle! I am a proud CQUni Business and Prof Comm graduate and current member of the CQUni Student Communications team. After 3 years of coordinating major student milestones from orientation right through to graduation, I have a passion for creating memorable and valuable student experiences! I remember Uni life all too well - from the frequent procrastination, occasional meltdown and over-consumption of caffeine. I'm excited to show you not only how to survive the roller coaster we call University, but how to enjoy the ride!

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