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

Get your next step to university

Is your dream to get a university qualification?

But you’re worried you don’t have the ranking or prerequisites required? We are going to get all philosophical and say,’ there is more than one road to the same destination’. So don’t panic, the CQUniversity STEPS program can be that road to who you want to be. Continue reading Get your next step to university

Get the scoop on Scholarships and set yourself up for success

We know that uni life can sometimes be stressful, whether it’s managing, study, assignments or part time work, we also understand the power of support. So we wanted to lift the lid on scholarships and how they can help you. Continue reading Get the scoop on Scholarships and set yourself up for success

Your step by step guide to university admission centres

Firstly Congratulations! Making the decision to study is a big one and you’ve made it!

We know that making that next step in putting your application and understanding what you need to do, might be a little confusing. So we’ve put together a checklist to make sure you’re ready to apply.

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#MeettheLibrary Episode 2

Chasing your dreams? Love to get involved in the university community? Meet some like-minded students working in CQUni libraries! We caught up with some of our Library Peer Advisors to find out what drives them to make a difference in the future and how CQUni is helping them achieve that dream. Peer Advisors are students too, working study friendly hours in the library, keeping our libraries open longer and ready to assist you with library and IT enquiries. Let’s meet them! Continue reading #MeettheLibrary Episode 2

Career change a chance to transform lives

CQUniversity is expanding its Bachelor of Psychological Science, offering the course on-campus in Cairns from 2019.

It’s already popular with on-campus and distance students alike – Cairns-based mature-age student Dafne Correia shares her journey in psychology, and what motivated her to pursue a career in mental health.

I’m originally from Denmark, but I’ve lived in Cairns for 13 years, and moving here seemed like a good chance to go back to uni.

I’d started a Bachelor of Laws in 2014, but while I was studying, things were happening around me that made me start thinking about psychology. I was realising how often the warning signs are missed when people are having a mental health crisis, and how help just isn’t there. And that’s true for everyone, from little children, right up to the elderly. Continue reading Career change a chance to transform lives

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