Unit evaluations with a difference

The future is you! You’re encouraged to complete the Term 1 Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations (SUTE) – previously known as unit evaluations – to help shape future decisions at CQUniversity.

To complete the survey, look for the red button in your online Moodle unit.

It’s a busy time, but submitting an evaluation is worth it. Here’s why…

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#EachforEqual – Liz puts her inquisitive mind to work in the STEM field

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Meet Liz Andrews, a recent Bachelor of Science (Biology) graduate who is taking her love for the marine environment to new depths with a Master of Applied Science, through CQUniversity’s Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC). CQUniversity celebrates Liz’s achievements this International Women’s Day 2020.

This year’s IWD theme is #EachforEqual. What does this theme mean to you?

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#EachforEqual – Cassandra takes on the fitness industry one power lift at a time

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Cassandra Pickard is an inspiring CQUniversity Certificate III in Fitness alumnus who is using her qualification and personal attributes to pursue a successful career in the fitness industry. She is currently managing a fitness centre in Emerald, in Central Queensland, and has been competing in the male-dominated sport of powerlifting. Cassandra was awarded the Associate Vice-Chancellor’s Central Highlands Region Medal at the recent graduation ceremony in Emerald. CQUni celebrates her achievements during International Women’s Day 2020.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme #EachforEqual suggests an equal world is an enabled world – how do you think women can forge a more gender equal world?

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#EachforEqual – Chelsea’s occupational therapist career is off to a healthy start

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Recent Bachelor of Occupational Therapy graduate, Chelsea Thompson credits much of her career success to her great network of friends around her through school and university and the support of her family. Chelsea is a young Kara Kara woman who received a BMA Indigenous Scholarship while studying at CQUniversity which helped with many of the financial pressures of study. Since completing her studies, Chelsea has secured a position as an occupational therapist at LiveBetter in Rockhampton. CQUni celebrates her achievements during International Women’s Day 2020.

What was life like growing up in Central Queensland for a girl from the Kara Kara people?

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#EachforEqual – Maneerat aims to lead the charge in the ICT sector

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Meet Dr Maneerat Rumsamrong, a recent CQUniversity PhD graduate who hopes to pursue a career in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), working in artificial intelligence. CQUniversity celebrates her achievements during International Women’s Day 2020.

What does it mean to you to be a woman who is endeavouring to lead the charge in the ICT sector?

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#EachforEqual – Tiffany pursues her passion for the marine environment

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Meet Tiffany Brown, a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Water Management) graduate and current CQUniversity Honours student who is working to localise the understanding of the impacts of microplastics on the environment. Throughout her time with CQUniversity, Tiffany has been awarded an Iwasaki Foundation Tertiary Education Bursary and more recently, was announced a  Fitzroy Partnership for River Health Scholarship recipient. Inspired by her mum, Shirley, Tiffany is determined to remain strong and never give up on her dreams. CQUniversity celebrates her achievements this International Women’s Day 2020.

This year’s IWD theme is #EachforEqual. What does this theme mean to you?

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#EachforEqual – Emma isn’t the only one who loves marine biology; her kids do, too

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CQUniversity Associate Professor Emma Jackson‘s STEM career has allowed her to travel all over the world, exploring the depths of the ocean and studying seagrass dynamics. The Senior Research Fellow in Marine Ecology was recently appointed Director of Gladstone’s Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC), bringing more than 19 years of research expertise to the role. CQUniversity celebrates Assoc Prof Jackson’s achievements this International Women’s Day 2020.

This year’s IWD theme is #EachforEqual. What does this theme mean to you?

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Ditch the Disposables: Say No to Single-use Plastic

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Plastic – it’s strong, it’s durable, it’s versatile. Impressive, right? Unfortunately, the majority of plastics are only used once before entering our waterways.

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing global environmental issues. According to National Geographic, the production of plastic has increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tonnes in 1950 to 448 million tonnes by 2015, and is expected to double by 2050.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states that on average, Australians use 130kg of plastic per person, each year, and only 12 per cent of this is recyclable. Furthermore, plastic pollution contributes to the deaths of more than 100, 000 marine mammals every year, and 80 per cent of this is estimated to come from land-based sources.

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