CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Leeanne Heaton

Leeanne Heaton is Head of Course for the Bachelor of Nursing. Based in Mackay, she is responsible for the academic leadership, strategic development and quality enhancement of all aspects of the Bachelor of Nursing course, delivered across six campuses and via online education. Leeanne has extensive experience in healthcare as a registered nurse, registered midwife, paramedic and flight nurse. She’s also a very proud grandmother.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Nabeel Abdullah

Recent graduate Nabeel Abdullah moved from India to Sydney to take on his Master of Management for Engineers, and embraced life in the diverse city. As a Change Champ promoting social innovation at CQUni Sydney, Nabeel developed his passion for empowering others, and he hopes to use social innovation to promote global understanding and partnerships in his new career, too.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Kate Moore

In her role as Professional Education Manager at CQUni’s Rockhampton North campus, Social Work Lecturer Kate Moore works closely with stakeholders in the sector, both non-government and government, to build working relationships, and ensure that third and fourth year students and their supervisors, managers and team members have a rewarding field education experience. Students undertake one thousand hours in the field and it’s Kate’s role to find the placements and coordinate the units to complement the students’ course work.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Deenu Rajaratnam

For thousands of students, he’s the first smiling face from CQUni that they meet – and according to Deenudayal Rajaratnam, he was made for the job. The permanently beaming Senior Marketing Officer in Student Recruitment is proud of his reputation as the Melbourne campus ray of sunshine, and he’s making a difference to lives beyond CQUni, too.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Kate Douglas

CQUni Student Readiness Adviser Kate Douglas is relishing her role in the Student Experience Directorate. Kate contacts students throughout their first term to see how they are progressing with their studies and connects them with support if they need it. Three CQUni HEPPP-funded Student Readiness Project positions commenced in Term 2 this year in collaboration with the ‘Personalising the Student Experience’ initiative, to support the transition and course progression of commencing undergraduate students, which is already reaping results thanks to the hard work of staff like Kate.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Dr Andrew McClelland

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.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Abishek Panchal

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.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT- Featuring Scott Gibson

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.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Bruce Young

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.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Dr Annerley Bates

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.

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