Where are they now? Christie Wishart – Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholar

My name is Christie Wishart and today, I graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science, majoring in nutrition, with a minor in health promotion.

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Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous scholar Brendan’s path to MBA

My name is Brendan Bishop, and I am very proud to complete a higher education degree with the support of my family and Arrow Energy.

I am an Aboriginal man from the Kamilaroi people and have recently completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at CQUniversity.

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Where are they now? Margaret Hornagold – Laws graduate and Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholar

Since graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws from CQUniversity, we check in with Margaret Hornagold on what she has been up to since graduating and how an Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholarship positively impacted her studies.

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Working from home with children – my advice

CQUni alumnus Jessica Dennien is a Design Engineer at Gladstone Regional Council. She manages consultants and completes in-house designs for parks, roads and drainage infrastructure projects. In this week’s alumni blog, Jessica discuses her tips for working from home.

As a wife and mum of a two-year-old girl, working from home can be a challenge, but reflecting on my time working from home, I have actually enjoyed working from home very much and have found that I have been just as productive, if not more!

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Be supported anytime, anywhere

What does ‘to feel supported by your university’ mean to you?

For me, it is about knowing that I am supported by different parts of the university, not just the teaching staff, during my online learning journey, given it is so easy to feel isolated.

The new-look MyCQU Student Portal will make that support even stronger, by providing content and guidance that is personalised, relevant and timely, based on my needs.

How do I know? I am a Student Advisory Panel volunteer and co-designed the mobile-first platform with CQUniversity. It was a very interesting experience!

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Discover how to get engaged

Take it from me, I know how hard it is at different stages of study and life to keep on top of everything while trying to be an engaged student.

I’ve been that fresh out of high school full-time student, I’ve studied part-time while holding down a full-time job, and I’ve also been that mature-aged student completing part-time uni online, while working part-time AND juggling two kids under the age of three!

Yes, I’ve been all those different ‘types’ of student – and although it was harder at different stages to be an engaged student, it is still really tough at any stage to, ONE – know where to go to find the information I’m looking for, TWO – find out in advance what’s going on to be able to connect with my fellow students at various campus events and online activities, and THREE –  being able to easily access this information on any device without getting a repetitive strain injury from all the clicking and scrolling!

I know what you’re thinking…what does this dribble have to do with anything! Well let me tell you!

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Ending human trafficking down to every human

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CQUniversity Laws student Stephanie Jones has spent the past four years working on the frontline of human trafficking prevention, with global anti-slavery organisation A21 in Bangkok, Thailand.

To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on Thursday 30 July, Stephanie shares her experience, and calls on all students to take action against exploitation around the world.

Imagine only being three years old, and trafficked to a neighbouring country in southeast Asia because your family are too poor to keep you.

Once there, you are sold again.

Over the course of five years, you are forced to spend days and nights on the streets just outside the casino, begging for money as part of a child trafficking ring.

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From Global Pride to Local Support – Dr Gemma Mann

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This Saturday 27 June 2020 is Global Pride – giving the whole world a chance to join together to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and people with other diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTI+). This also gives us a chance to reflect on the support offered at CQUniversity.

Dr Gemma Mann (pictured above) coordinates the CQUniversity Ally Program, and shares her journey, and how CQU is supporting the community.

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Advance Queensland Indigenous Pathways VET Scholarship Program scholar’s give thanks

After being awarded an Advance Queensland Indigenous Pathways VET Scholarship in Term 1 2020, we hear from Tayla, John, Maree, Siobahn and Rebecca on the impact their scholarship is having on their education, plans for the future and pass on their thanks and gratitude to their generous scholarship donor, Advance Queensland and the Department of Innovation, Queensland Government. With Term 2 scholarships now open (many closing 12 June), all scholars share some great advice for other students thinking about applying.

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