A day in the life of a Registered Nurse

Marie Le Lagadec completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2014. Now working as a Registered Nurse, she takes us through her daily activities. Marie says it’s important to go into nursing with your eyes open and a willingness to learn from your colleagues, even if they are much younger than you.

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A letter to my first-year self

CQUni graduate and current student Kris Homann has a look back on his past as a first-year student to discuss the things he wished he knew before he started his university journey.

Kris completed a Diploma of Work Health and Safety in 2016 as well as a Bachelor of Accident Forensics in 2017. Kris is currently undertaking a Master of Advanced Safety Science Practice at CQUniversity.

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The most important thing you will learn during your time at CQUniversity

University is the perfect time to develop new skills and make new connections. There are so many great opportunities to learn outside of the classroom – so we asked our graduates what their biggest learning was. Their responses are below.

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Studying in the Pacific – a new adventure at every turn

The Pacific is an incredibly diverse place. New Caledonia, situated within Melanesia, comprises of appropriately a 40% indigenous Kanak community, 29% European, around 9% from Wallis and Futuna, with the remaining from Tahiti, Indonesia, Vietnam, Vanuatu and various other Asian and Pacific island nations.

Earlier this month, I experienced my first cyclone whilst living abroad. It was an interesting experience receiving all the emergency alerts in French. You quickly learn how important it is to have a grasp on the French language to get around! Fortunately, cyclone Uesi passed over Nouméa with very minimal damage and just some much-needed rain.

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A day in the life of a Chartered Accountant

Chris Buckley graduated from CQUni with a Bachelor of Accounting in 2016. He currently works as a Chartered Accountant at Kennas in Rockhampton. Chris is particularly interested in the area of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF). His career ambitions are to become an SMSF specialist and a registered SMSF auditor.

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Occasional Address: Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin presented the Occasional Address at the 2020 Gladstone Graduation Ceremony. He completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) in 1992, a Graduate Diploma of Management in 1994 and a Master of Business Administration in 1996. He is the Principal Civil Infrastructure Asset Engineer of Network Assets Management for Aurizon and has been a longstanding volunteer at CQUni, including as a member of the University Governance Council from 2006 to 2014.

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Recent course accreditations an outstanding success

Thank you to all alumni who participated in course accreditations and reviews recently. We are pleased to announce we were successful in all accreditations pursued, demonstrating the high quality of both our courses and graduates.

Successful accreditations include:

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20 money hacks for the uni student on a budget

Hi, I’m Dimitri, CQUniversity alumni and Financial Planner with Soundbridge Financial Services in Rockhampton.

Being a student is one phase in life that you should treasure. But the budgeting side of things can be very stressful and tough. If you haven’t already, check out my blog on surviving on a student budget.

Follow these hacks to make the most of your income as a student. You may have a little bit left over to treat your self.

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CQUni Graduate Employability Excels

CQUniversity’s graduate outcomes continue to go from strength to strength – with results from the Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) emphasising the preparedness of CQUniversity graduates for the workforce.

Employers are highly satisfied with graduates from CQUniversity – 87% expressed overall satisfaction with their graduates, making CQUniversity the eighth-ranked University in Australia for graduate satisfaction.

Graduates from CQUniversity were also ranked highly in technical ability, with employers reporting a 95 percent overall satisfaction of our graduates for this skill, again within the top eight universities in Australia.

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