Studying can be expensive, both emotionally and financially. This year, many students have been badly impacted by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many have lost the work they rely on to finance their studies. Some are worried about family and friends in virus hot spots. Others are experiencing food and housing insecurity. Work experience placements have been affected, childcare arrangements disrupted, and family and community support networks impacted.
The University offers students on-going aid through counselling services, learning assistance programs, mentoring and peer group support networks and activities, and this year, through special food and technology aid programs to support study success. However, financial support can also be a key factor for success, and this is where we need your help.
Continue reading Why do some students need additional support?
Emergency grants for immediate crisis, foodbanks for hard-hit students and fostering connections through remote gardening – these are just a few of the ways we’re supporting students throughout COVID-19.
Continue reading Support for struggling students
Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool which connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?
There are 300 alumni mentors on CQUni Career Connection volunteering their time to mentor students and share career advice.
Because of our global footprint, mentoring sessions are held online – this means you can connect with a mentor no matter your (or their) location.
Continue reading Take advantage of our online mentoring platform
In a time of crisis, it can take just one extra stressor to derail someone’s studies – but donor-funded scholarships and emergency bursaries are helping CQUni students stay on track.
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Cindy Emmett works in the coal mining industry and specialises in draglines, shovels, underground mining and corporate mining through operational readiness. Passionate about the promotion of women in a male-dominated industry, Ms Emmett is an advocate for the importance of flexible work arrangements.
Cindy attended university as a mature-age student and single mum to four boys. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Distinction. While at university she received an Anglo American scholarship for her excellence in academic achievements and received the Greg Garrick Award for the most outstanding scholarship recipient.
Cindy delivered the Occasional Address at the Mackay Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 9 May 2019.
Continue reading Occasional address: Ms Cindy Emmett
CQUniversity’s highly relevant, quality research has been recognised in two rankings, demonstrating the difference it’s making to the communities we serve.
Continue reading Outstanding Research, Quality Outcomes
Get advice, coaching and career preparation from the people who have been there before you. Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool which connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?
“I had a great interaction with my mentor – they were helpful, kind and willing to share the skills and experience to help me.”– Student Mentee
So why do you need an alumni mentor?
Continue reading 3 Reasons you need an alumni mentor (and how to get one)
After fantastic results from the 2018 program, 30 Minutes a Month is back bigger and better than ever. Our trial run in 2018 went so well we’re bringing it back again in 2019, along with a host of changes in response to feedback from our 2018 participants.
Continue reading 30 Minutes a Month is back
Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, His Honour Judge Alexander ‘Sandy’ Horneman-Wren SC (BBus, 1987) delivered the Occasional Address at the Rockhampton Graduation Ceremony on 4 December. An alumnus of CQUniversity, Sandy is currently a Judge of the Children’s and the Planning and Environmental Courts of Queensland and has worked in a diverse range of areas including civil, human rights, administrative law, and professional disciplines. Continue reading Occasional address: Judge Sandy Horneman-Wren
It’s been another wonderful year for CQUniversity alumni. Thousands of graduates have remained connected by giving back, updating details, attending events and helping students.
You can watch our university highlights in the CQUniversity 2018 Review video or read about the highlights for alumni below. We hope you enjoy the news, and as always, would be delighted to hear any feedback on your 2018 alumni experience or any ideas for future programs. Continue reading Alumni Relations Wrap 2018