Meet Andrew McClelland - CQUni’s newest Head of Course and Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Originally from Victoria, Andrew spent 20-months travelling overseas until he decided he missed working with students and applied for his new role. After a short stint at CQUni Bundaberg, he is now based at the Townsville campus and loving it. Andrew was appointed to get the new Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology up and running and to develop a Graduate Diploma for 2018, then a Master of Applied Positive Psychology, which he’s hoping will be up-and-running in 2019.
Information Technology student Abishek (Abi) Panchal moved to Melbourne from India for his studies. A self-described “Z-list celebrity”, Abi is an avid stand-up comedian, guitarist and pianist. He also juggles study with two IT start-ups that he founded, a seat on CQUni’s Student Representative Council and a busy social life. He also recently been appointed as a Change Champion with the Office of Social Innovation.
CQUni student Scott Gibson (pictured with his son, Smith) has immersed himself in the university experience this year, not only coming on board as the Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative on the Student Representative Council, but also as volunteer at the Emerald Campus Open Day. He also plans to join the Emerald Campus Life Committee in 2018. After completing a Diploma of Information & Communication Technology he’s since enrolled in the Bachelor of IT. Scott recently attended the Student Leadership Conference and will also be pursuing undergraduate research as part of the Rising Star Program. He believes the facilities and quality of teaching will help him on his career change path into the IT sector.
Bruce Young is a Senior Systems Engineer for the Information and Technology Directorate at CQUniversity in Rockhampton but he also wears a number of other hats including NTEU Branch President as well as CQUni Council member. Among those titles Bruce is also a devoted husband to Joanne and father to two boys Michael and Travis. Bruce is also a CQUni alumnus and a proud supporter of CQUniCares scholarships and bursaries through workplace giving. Despite being supremely busy, in his spare time, Bruce is also heavily involved in local sporting activities including Aussie Rules, basketball and running.
Since graduating in 2003 and receiving her PhD in 2013, CQUni alumnus Dr Annerley Bates has made her mark as the Senior Social Worker in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit of the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and dedicated herself to the role with compassion. This compassion is something passed on to her from her parents and an ideal she intends on passing on to her own children and everyone she comes into contact with.
CQUniversity’s Senior Manager of University Accreditation is especially busy this week, touring the various campuses as part of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) re-registration process for CQUni. He took some time out of his very busy schedule to give us some insight into this very important role.
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