Welcome to the official CQUniversity Student Blog – CQUniLife. This blog follows the experiences of a diverse group of CQUniversity students from different countries, studying various programs and at various campuses throughout Australia.
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.
Managing your finances at uni can present some challenges. Even with loans like HECS-HELP, the day-to-day living expenses and university costs can be overwhelming. This is where a scholarship can come in handy and alleviate some of the financial burdens that come with part-time or full-time study.
Students often don’t apply for scholarships as they believe the application process is too hard. Others believe they are not suitable for a scholarship when in reality they are eligible.
CQUni has made it super easy for students to apply for scholarships. Scholarships for term 1 2021 are closing on 8 January.
Keep reading for current Bachelor of Education student, Meg Wright’s, top tips for applying for a scholarship.
International Day of People with Disability, held annually on 3 December, is a day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This year’s theme is Seeing the Ability in Disability.
Current Bachelor of Engineering and Diploma of Professional Practice, Zac Newland shared some of his insights into life as a student with a disability
In recognition of International Day of People with Disability, held annually on 3 December, we asked our CQUni students who have accessed our Student Accessibility and Equity service to share their success stories. This year’s theme is seeing the ability in disability.
Our first student, Kat Williamson, is a Bachelor of Laws student. While studying at CQUni, Kat has maintained a high GPA, become involved in clubs and achieved her goals whilst managing a disability.
As humans, we often feel as though we do not have enough time, or we find ourselves losing track of time. These challenges can certainly come into play as a student. That is why our CQUni Student Accessibility and Equity team have shared their tips to help you make the most of the time you have available to study.
Hello, my name is Elizabet and I am studying in Mackay. I was born in Hungary, Central Europe and have lived there my whole life. Hungary is small and not a really rich country, but I am proud of my Hungarian heritage.
I was living in a beautiful middle-sized city with gorgeous buildings and bubbly city life. It was just like those cosy little European cities that you can see in the movies. All my family lived in the same town and we had a great connection.
My schooling and education have always been centered around English language and the arts. I have studied lots of subjects in English and also tried out several artistic and creative activities – from all the existing dance genres through to visual arts and drama. I loved all of it. The world of arts was my little hideaway from the world.
All students start their journey at CQUni with a unique set of circumstances, often juggling work, family, and other responsibilities. It can be a challenge. If you are living with a disability, medical or mental health condition, you may experience an additional layer of complexity.
So, what is the best way to manage a health condition and meet your study goals?
Keep reading to find out how the Student Accessibility and Equity Service can support you throughout your time at CQUni.