CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Dalyce McKay

Based at the Rockhampton North campus, Technology Support Officer Dalyce McKay has been training and supporting staff and students in the use of teaching space technologies and recording of learning material for 21 years, but she still sees every day as a new challenge. She also is tasked with IT switching for videoconferences such as Student and Staff Awards and major forums.

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A day in the life of an agronomist

CQUniversity alumnus Claire-Marie Pepper

Claire-Marie Pepper graduated from CQUniversity with a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Security and is now a Trainee Agronomist with Northern Agriservices Ltd in Kingaroy, Queensland. Claire-Marie says her favourite part of the role is the variety.

“Even when you plan your days and weeks, something will always come up and change everything (this is not always a bad thing).”

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Marzieh Nowrouz Tafreshi

As Vocational Sales Consultant for CQUni’s VET Operations and Growth Division, Marzieh Nowrouz Tafreshi’s primary role is to engage with local business and industry to help them meet their vocational training needs. Just six months in to the role at the Rockhampton City Campus, Marzieh also works closely with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences and the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences to create new connections with stakeholders.

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Why volunteering is amazing

Volunteering is defined as ‘time is willingly given for the common good and without financial gain’ (Volunteering Australia, 2015). You as a student might be wondering what benefits there are in volunteering. Well, you are at a right place to get an answer to that question!

For students, there are so many benefits as a volunteer.

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Start studying your passion in high school

Our Start University Now (SUN) program is a fantastic opportunity for high school students wanting to kick-start their tertiary education and sample university life. SUN has been developed to give you the opportunity to study units (subjects) at CQUniversity while completing your high school studies.

In the testimonial below, Adam – a current Bundaberg SUN student – explains why he chose to study a business course and how this gave him a taste of his dream degree. As you can see from the below, SUN confirmed Adam’s passion for accountancy and has provided him with a linear pathway to university. Continue reading Start studying your passion in high school

CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Robert Doran

He loves cold weather and has chosen to live in one of the hottest cities in Australia, but what drew Robert (Rob) Doran to CQUni Townsville from Cairns wasn’t the weather, but the opportunity. Rob is Associate Lecturer of the new Creative Arts course launched on campus in Townsville this year and he’s loving every minute of teaching our next generation of performers.

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What does a research degree look like?

What does a research degree look like? We asked our research candidates and supervisors this very question for the 2018 Research Higher Degree (RHD) Selfie Competition. The entries varied wildly, providing a special insight into the life of a researcher. We’ve compiled a few of the entries made by CQUni alumni to showcase where a CQUni degree can take you –  including what it looks like when you find a rare, 45-million-year-old fossil. Continue reading What does a research degree look like?

How my CQUni study made me leave my comfort zone

Just over three years ago, I sat down at my desk job, unmotivated, searching for passion, searching for meaning, but most of all searching for change. I had only been in the field for 3 years, but I knew it wasn’t me, it wasn’t a journey that I really wanted to pursue. In two short weeks, I had jumped completely out of my comfort zone, resigned and applied for a Master of Teaching (Primary) course through CQUni. I felt relieved, I felt happy but most of all I was excited and enthusiastic to see where this new journey would take me. Continue reading How my CQUni study made me leave my comfort zone