20 money hacks for the uni student on a budget

Hi, I’m Dimitri – CQUniversity alumnus and now, a Financial Adviser.

Surviving on a student budget is tough (trust me, I’ve been there!). If you haven’t already, check out my blog on how to plan and prepare financially for life as a student.

Once you’ve done that, keep reading for my top 20 tips to save money (in ways you may not have thought of before!)…

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Surviving on a student budget

This article was written by CQUniversity alumnus Dimitri Kondilis (BFinPlan), Financial Adviser at Soundbridge Financial Services.

University study can be stressful, but managing money is on a whole other level – especially when you’re on a student budget.

Ask any student what the hardest part of being a student is and they will often tell you it is having no money.

Struggling to afford your education and desired lifestyle can be a major stress in your life as a student and can lead to financial difficulties if you do not pay attention to the realities of income and expenses.

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How CQUni Study Hubs helped me take the distance out of online study

Hi, I’m Carolyn Armstrong and I’ve just completed a Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction at CQUni… from my hometown of Broome!

Despite being an odd 2000 kilometre journey from the nearest CQUniversity campus in Perth, I was able to complete my studies online – a feat which was made all the more easier by my time spent at the Broome Study Hub.

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Campaigns of a Change Champion

Hey, it’s Mignon here – your Mackay Change Champ from the Office of Social Innovation. Did you know I am 1 of 5 students employed by CQUniversity in this role?! Located across campuses in Australia – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Rockhampton and Mackay – my team are dedicated to engaging with you, CQUni students, and our communities to address entrenched social issues.

As ambassadors, we try to build vibrancy and create opportunities for you to have an impact through community engagement experiences. We are always looking to connect with like-minded students who want to become leaders and changemakers in their local community, and the world. Join us by participating in interesting events and activities including festivals, volunteering, documentary screenings, workshops, meetups and community projects!

We’re also responsible for campaigns like #thinkaboutit and over the next four months, we’ll be exploring issues that affect people and the planet. For the month of October, we are highlighting poverty within Australia and the world. We invite you to join us at our Anti-Poverty Week events listed on our CQUni Social Innovation Facebook page.

We are curious, passionate and excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to ensure you have access to relevant social innovation information and opportunities. So if you are a leader or care about social change, send us an email at socialinnovation@cqu.edu.au, join our Facebook page or catch your Change Champ on campus at a recurring pop-up stall!

We want to start clubs, run workshops and empower CQUni students to become local leaders.

Connect with like-minded people and become the change you wish to see in the world – join the movement today!

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Welcome to my hometown: Traralgon, Australia

A CQUni course can take you many places; to regional, remote or metropolitan Australia, or across the globe. Financial planning accounting graduate Paula Siddle introduces us to her hometown – Traralgon, Victoria –  and gives us the inside advice on where to get the best doughnuts.

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How do I survive exam stress & peak study times?

To help you through your university days, we asked a few graduates (also known as alumni) what they wish they had known while studying.

Remember, whatever your journey through your studies, nearly 100 000 CQUni graduates have been in similar situations – and through the CQUni alumni bond, they’re willing to lend you a helping hand.

Here are some of their tips for surviving exams and peak study times. For more advice on your study journey, read the ‘What I Wish I Knew’ brochure. Continue reading How do I survive exam stress & peak study times?

CQUniversity Physio Clinic Changes Lives

An interview with Maree Godwin

In March 2015 after travelling 12 hours in a car, Maree Godwin reported debilitating back pain that left her bedridden for three days. Ms Godwin was initially referred to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and was diagnosed with an L4/5 intervertebral disc herniation in her lumbar spine. She was then referred back to Rockhampton on a conservative management plan. Continue reading CQUniversity Physio Clinic Changes Lives

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