Carve your own path to the summit

Starting out at university is a daunting, exciting, challenging, rewarding experience. For most new students, there are a lot of mixed emotions. I certainly felt unsure when I started, but I found as I completed each assignment, I gained confidence and new skills. I uncovered some of the secrets to success.

I’ve been thinking about my journey since I graduated last year, and how the secrets I uncovered weren’t about writing academically or researching better (although those skills are important too!). I think the best way to explain is to share my journey with you…

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Our top tips for exam preparation

Exams are never passed by accident. Effective preparation takes time, effort and to a large extent, understanding what works best for you.

Do you need help preparing for an upcoming exam? Here are our top tips, thanks to the team at the Academic Learning Centre…

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How to win the war against procrastination

Procrastination is a natural part of life, especially student life. Some people are able to nip this time-waster in the bud before it gets out of control, while others are Olympic- level dawdlers.

If you’d like to know how to get your procrastination in check, or if you have an assignment to write and you’re looking for a cheeky distraction, the Academic Learning Centre is here to help.

Read on for our seven ways to win the war against procrastination…

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Sporting gold, superheroes & change champions – Our highlights of 2018

It’s December, the Friday of the months, so naturally the Student Communications team has been reflecting on all of the achievements, awards and events we’ve enjoyed sharing this year. From sporting gold, to superheroes and change champions, 2018 has seen so many CQUni students doing great things that there are simply too many to mention.

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Stress less about referencing with these tips from the ALC

Are you dreading assessment submissions? Feeling anxious any time you think about Turnitin? You’re not alone! Referencing Related Stress (RRS) is a common condition among university students. It’s piling on unnecessary pressure and we need it to stop.

Lucky for all of us, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) has the perfect remedy – a concoction of tips to help you cure RRS and stress less about referencing.

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All the study help you need

It’s that time in the term when assessments are piling up and due dates are looming. Study is all about juggling and digging deep but it can get overwhelming if you have trouble with a task and can’t work through it on your own. Don’t stress! We have a range of services and resources for times like this.

Keep reading for our top picks for academic and study help.

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Three reasons why you should think about Graduation now

Conferral date is just around the corner. A lucky bunch of students have finished their last units and are now eagerly awaiting the completion of their studies.

You might be one of this lucky group. Or perhaps you’re just looking ahead with excitement. Either way, it’s never too early to start thinking about Graduation.

Here are three reasons why you should start now and not after Conferral Date…

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Get the most from your Mentor

Student Mentors aim to guide, support and encourage you during your first year at university. If you’re a first year undergraduate or postgraduate student and you haven’t signed up for a Student Mentor yet, visit our How to find a Student Mentor article. Then come back for our tips to getting the most from your mentor.

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Why I complete unit evaluations

Unit evaluations are conducted by the University each term. A simple survey available via Moodle, these evaluations collect feedback that is then used to monitor and improve teaching practices.

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

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Moodle: Become an expert

Moodle is CQUniversity’s online learning environment. If you’re like me and you like to stay on-top of your unit material, you probably use Moodle every day to watch lectures, read announcements from teaching staff and plan for assessments.

While you might access Moodle regularly, you might not know the ins and outs of this great system. The following tips will help you become a Moodle expert…

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