Digital Media sets careers ablaze for CQUni students

Meet two CQUniversity students who have used their passion for regional arts and their study in CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Digital Media to open the door to career opportunities and valuable industry experience.

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How SUN took the stress out of starting uni

Anry Van Zyl is a second-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) student based in Rockhampton. As you can tell, Anry has taken on a lot of study at CQUniversity, which is why the chance to get started as early as possible was so important for her study plans.

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Get ready for uni with our 7 tips

You might be waiting to receive an offer for your dream university degree or perhaps you’ve already enrolled in the next term but what do you do while you wait to get started?

We all know it can be overwhelming starting university, it’s a big change in our lives – how do you even prepare? Well, we’ve put together a quick 7 tip guide on things to do before you start so you are feeling confident and ready on day one but most importantly excited.

Check out our list below and make time to chat to our student recruitment team at one of our online chat sessions with any questions you have.

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Financial Assistance for University: Rural and Remote Enterprise Scholarships

There are many options when it comes to getting help with your university expenses. Scholarships, in particular, are an excellent way to make university a possibility and help you achieve your academic dreams.

It is a common misconception that scholarships are purely academic based. Often, people tend to think if they haven’t scored the perfect marks, there is no bother in applying. However, a lot of scholarships are merit-based and there’s a much broader scope than people might think. There are many scholarships available ranging from assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and aiding women studying non-traditional fields to supporting regional students.

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National Safe Work Month

Witches, ghouls and ghosts may haunt the minds of many when the word ‘October’ first pops into mind. However, the statistics of workplace health and safety can be much more harrowing than a Halloween horror house.

While most Australian employees return home after the working day, unfortunately, approximately 198 die each year as a consequence of workplace incidents. Over 111,200 serious claims are made each year. These deaths and injuries have a detrimental and personal impact on staff and their families, with substantial financial cost to the Queensland public.

This October, CQUniversity supports Safe Work Month and the event’s effort to make workplaces safer. This year the theme is “a moment is all it takes.” While it only takes a moment for a workplace incident to occur, there are measures you can take to learn about the risks and hazards to avoid these incidents.

In regards to this, CQUniversity offers many pathways if you are looking to learn more about the health and safety industry or upgrade your skills:

‘Love Your Spine’ this World Spine Day

Love your spine - World Spine Day

 As part of World Spine Day 2018, chiropractors at CQUniversity Health Clinics are encouraging people to take control of their spinal health

Every year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health.

The theme for World Spine Day this year is ‘Love your Spine’, emphasising the importance of looking after your spine and taking steps to prevent spinal disorders. Regular physical activity, good posture, lifting safely, healthy working conditions and lifestyle adjustments can improve spinal health and overall well-being.

Most people underestimate the positive effects that simple lifestyle changes can have on spinal health. World Spine Day is a great opportunity to assess your activity levels, posture and other lifestyle choices, and make adjustments accordingly.

Chiropractors at CQUniversity Health Clinics encourages everyone to love their spine and take steps to reduce the risk of developing spinal disorders.

To book an appointment, consider a chiro and click the following links for more information at our locations in Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney

Coding a line to Information Technology through Robotics

Hi, my name is Thomas Orr and I’m studying a Bachelor of Information Technology, majoring in Application Development. What sparked my interest in IT and App Creation was actually the robotics competitions that CQUniversity holds annually.

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From singing telegrammer to ICT expert – the life of Bruce McKenzie [PODCAST]

In this week’s The Greatvine, we hear from Bruce McKenzie, an ICT lecturer and coordinator at CQUni Melbourne, whose pathway to teaching included time in a chicken suit, vital beach fishing know-how, and pursuit of the rock and roll dream.

A passionate programmer since the mid-1980s, Bruce has been passing on his expertise for the past 20 years, bringing humour and practical advice to all his lectures. He’s also in his second year of a Doctor of Education, looking at teaching coding into primary schools.

Bruce chatted to the Greatvine as he waited for news of the arrival of his first grandchild – and little Florence arrived just days later. Congrats, Bruce!

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Caring for our carers starts with connection – [PODCAST]

Adjunct Professor LYNNE PARKINSON watched her mother die from dementia and her sisters struggle to care for her. Now she heads a research project that is helping carers cope with the challenges.

Caring for someone with dementia is a tough job. Every day brings new challenges for people that look after family and friends with this condition. Not only is it difficult to witness loved ones succumb to this condition that claims the lives of thousands of Australians every year, it can also be debilitating for the carers.

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CQUniversity Physio Clinic Changes Lives

In March 2015 after travelling 12 hours in a car, Maree Godwin had terrible back pain that left her bedridden for three days. Ms Godwin was referred to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital for a review & was diagnosed with an L4/5 disc bulge in her lumbar spine. RBWH referred her onto the CQUniversity Health Clinic for rehabilitation. I had the privilege of speaking with Maree about her experiences at the clinic to date and how they have helped change her life for the better. Continue reading CQUniversity Physio Clinic Changes Lives

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