So. Many. Opportunities.

You asked for campus life and extracurricular activities to complement your hard work while you power through your studies, and we’ve most certainly delivered! There’s so much going on right now, it is a little hard to keep up – thus, why we present to you this hugely useful compilation of opportunities on offer to you right now.

Save your applause, you can thank us later.

You can apply for one, or you can apply for all! These opportunities won’t just be fun, they’ll be life-enriching (yep, I’m talking a big game here) and not to mention they’ll look superb on your resume!

I’ve done the hard work for you, now you’ve got no excuses not to apply for these incredible opportunities…

Global Voices


Did someone say travel the world (for free) with really important people and contribute to discussions which have an actual global impact? Where do I sign up?!

Whether you’re interested in discussing women’s affairs in the hustle and bustle of New York city, or maybe talking climate talks in Poland is more your thing – Global Voices and CQUniversity are offering you the opportunity of a lifetime!

Meet with policy and decision makers, ministers and journalists, travel to Canberra for a pre-departure meeting and represent Australia in a diplomatic capacity at these world-renowned events.

Opportunities like this only present themselves once in a lifetime. Do not miss out on applying for these prestigious scholarships. Applications close Monday, 13 August at 5.00pm (AEST).

Apply today.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be chosen for Global Voices, but I am proud to say that I did. I applied for Global Voices knowing my inner passion is to elevate, celebrate and honour my people and provide a strong voice for them. I knew this was my chance”.

Former CQU Global Voices Scholarship Recipient, April Cunningham

Big Idea


By now, you’ve probably noticed we’re really into social innovation at CQUni – and why wouldn’t we be when we’ve got the power to empower people to make a difference, create an impact and influence the world in which we live, for the betterment of society?!

That’s one of the reasons we’re involved in the Big Idea competition each year. The Big Idea competition is an opportunity for you to engage in social innovation in a practical way.

The Big Issue is Australia’s longest standing and most significant social enterprise. The Big Issue runs a national competition at participating universities – The Big Idea – inviting students to develop a concept and business plan that might become the next ‘Big Issue’.

This is the fifth year running that CQUniversity has participated in the competition and to say we’re good at it, is putting in modestly as three of our CQUni teams have previously taken out first prize in their respective divisions.

Have you got a Big Idea that could change the world? If so, apply today.
Expressions of interest close Friday, 27 July.

CQUni Aspire Student Leadership Conference and Competition


If you aspire (pun intended) to be the change you wish to see in the world and develop your leadership skills – this is the conference for you.

This event, held in Gladstone from 30 October to 1 November, will boost your energy, inspire action and ignite your passion for personal leadership.

You’ll hear from awe-inspiring guest speakers, network with like-minded CQUni students and staff and participate in empowering workshops.

Registrations for this conference will open in August 2018, but if you can’t wait that long, we have the competition for you!

CQUni are sponsoring two students per region to attend the 2018 Student Leadership Conference.

A sponsorship includes:

  • Return flights from your nearest capital city or regional centre to Gladstone.
  • Accommodation near CQUniversity Gladstone Marina campus

How to enter

  1. To win, simply tell us why you would like to attend this year’s conference in a medium or format of your choice! Entries must be a maximum of 300 words, 2MB or 1 minute, depending on your chosen format.
  2. Submit your entry to before midnight on Sunday, 22 July 2018.

Please note, you must be over 18 years of age to enter. Students should read the full list of Terms and Conditions before entering. Entries close Sunday, 22 July at midnight.

“I’ve been amazed by all the opportunities for students, and I’m a firm believer you only get out of it what you put into it – so I’m investing 120 per cent”.

CQUni almnus and previous Student Leadership presenter

The world (quite literally) is at your fingertips with these extraordinary opportunities. Don’t look back in 5 years time after you’ve completed your studies and think “I wish I did that”.

Turn your wishes into actions and apply today – the only thing you’ll regret is that you didn’t apply sooner!

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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