From PASS Participants to PASS Leaders

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are peer led online study groups available in first year units identified as historically challenging for students. Sessions are facilitated by senior students who have recently received excellent grades in the unit and have completed nationally accredited training. Since Term 2 2018, PASS has supported nearly 2000 students.

As a program that prides itself on providing leadership opportunities by recruiting students who undergo nationally accredited training to plan and facilitate sessions, we often see students who have been regular PASS participants apply for the role of PASS Leader in later terms. Two such students are Kylie (PASS Leader since Term 1 2021) and El-Dez (PASS Leader since Term 2 2021).  

Keep reading to hear about the leadership opportunities PASS provides and why students should learn more about PASS.

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Introducing the New Animal Law Unit

Animal law will be offered as a new elective in Term 3 2021 as part of CQUni’s Bachelor of Laws program.

While writing the unit, Dr Alexandra McEwan took the opportunity to check in with some of CQUni’s College of Law, Criminology and Justice academics to ask their perspective on why it is important that we offer animal law as an elective in the LLB curriculum.

Keep reading to see what they have to say…

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SCAM ALERT: Have you caught ‘Flubot’?

Have you received any confusing SMS messages about missed calls or voicemails lately?

You are not alone. A malicious malware campaign targeting unprotected Android phones called ‘Flubot’ is on the move around the world.

Keep reading about ‘Flubot’, what it is, what it impacts and how to stop it…

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Everything you need to know about Orientation

Orientation, OWeek or that big event before the term starts. Whatever you would like to call it, CQUni Orientation is an experience not be missed.

Orientation is a week full of sessions and events that will provide you with the essential information you need to be a successful student.

From 5-9 July, Term 2 Orientation will be hosted online and across our campuses. Officially named Orientation Our Way, the week is a personalised experience that combines opportunities to tune-in, come-in, and drop-in.

To provide you with everything you need to know about Orientation, we caught up for a chat with event organisers, hosts and campus staff. Keep reading to find out what is happening and why you should attend.

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Why you should connect with a Student Mentor

As you progress through your time at CQUni, you may be wanting to connect with other students and receive advice and tips about life at CQUniversity. 

Enter the Student Mentor Program! A Mentor can help you find your feet, connect with others and aid your transition to life and study at CQUni. 

CQUni student and current Student Mentor, Dominic McCarthy shared why he considers connecting with a Mentor is one of the best decisions you could make whilst at CQUni. 

Keep reading to see why…

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Why you should be a Student Representative

As a university student, your ultimate goal is to graduate and become job-ready. To ensure you are successful in the workplace as a graduate, you must develop skills that allow you to become indispensable.

To do this, you can get involved in CQUniversity initiatives like the Student Representative Council (SRC).

The Student Representative Council is a collective group of students elected by their peers and appointed to engage with and advocate for the CQUniversity student community. Members are elected to represent all course-levels and all locations across Australia.

Research Higher Degrees Student Representative Council Member, Roksana Jahan Tumpa, shared why she believes you should nominate to serve on the SRC.

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2020 In Review: The Good, The Bad and COVID-19

In 2020, buzz words like ‘unprecedented’ became the ‘new normal’. We found ourselves and those around us baking, bonding online and buying lots of toilet paper.

We formed an uneasy partnership with lockdown, discovered some new skills and wrangled with a sometimes-overwhelming amount of change.

As border closures and lockdowns kept us apart, we found new ways to be together. A global pandemic may have disrupted our lives, but we didn’t let it get in the way of our goals and success.

Now, as we all look forward to a well-deserved break, we are reflecting on the year that was. A whirlwind of a year that no one could have predicted.

So here is our year in review – the good, the bad and COVID-19.

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Understanding Assessment Extensions

Everyone knows that sometimes life throws unavoidable curve balls that get in the way of completing assessments. For some, applying for an extension may be considered as failing or they may feel like they are not meeting expectations – this is not the case!

Our Student Accessibility and Equity team have explained assessment extensions and shared why you should not be ashamed of asking for an extension.

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