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…
Hi, my name is Shivaali Vanshika. I was born and brought up in Rakiraki, Fiji. In 2018 I was awarded the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship to study podiatry at Central Queensland University.
Continue reading From Fiji to Rockhampton – how the Australia Awards Scholarship changed my life
I grew up in a small family with lots of laughs and love in a small village in Albania. My mum always motivated me to study abroad and experience life in another country, and I always dreamed of living in a big and busy city.
I was about to finish my high school studies when one of my relatives offered to help me come and study in Australia. I always dreamed of becoming an accountant because I really enjoyed maths and I was interested in economics.
Yes, dreams do come true! Soon I found myself in Melbourne studying an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Continue reading From Europe to Melbourne — Making Dreams Come True
Hello, my name is Prince. After the completion of my undergraduate study in my home country, Nepal, I decided to move to Australia to pursue postgraduate study in civil engineering.
I chose Melbourne as my study destination as it was recognised as the world’s most liveable city with a high standard quality of living and vibrant multicultural society that is safe for international students.
Continue reading Taking Engineering to New Boundaries with Engineers Without Borders
I’m not sure what my expectations of Australia were when I first arrived, but one thing I know for sure was that I was ready to do anything to survive and make my way through to the other side.
Continue reading From Nepal to Sydney – my persistence, journey and advice
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.
Continue reading Stress less about referencing with these tips from the ALC
“One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do”.Henry Ford
A way out of the comfort
Living in our home countries, speaking fluently in the local language,
knowing where to find our favourite dishes, how the transport works, what to do
and what to avoid doing, what´s right and what’s wrong, meeting friends
everywhere, knowing where to go to enjoy our favourite hobbies and studying or
working in our majors is not a hard deal.
We are, of course, habituated to our daily routine. However, sometimes we need to get to that inflection point that drastically challenges our cosmovision and changes our behaviour.
Continue reading From Colombia to Melbourne – my journey, experiences and advice
If you are planning to study overseas, you might be considering using the services of an education agent.
An education agent can help you with your study options and assist you with your university or visa application process.
Here are the top 6 questions you should ask your education agent.
Continue reading Top 6 questions to ask your education agent
It’s an exciting time for our students to be in Australia to celebrate Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival) with several weeks of upcoming celebrations and festivities starting from early February across the entire country.
No matter where you are, enjoy the traditional festivities and performances, delicious food, breathtaking firecrackers and watch as the streets light up and come alive in lively hues of red and gold.
Continue reading Lunar New Year – Where to Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Australia
International student, Baljinnyam Davaajav (Bella, in short) comes from Mongolia with a background in HR Management.
She began her studies at CQUniversity Sydney campus in 2015 to study English through the CQUEnglish Language Centre and later enrolled in the Master of Human Resource Management, which she has recently completed.
We chat to Bella to find out more about her studies, advice she can provide to prospective international students and her experience at CQUniversity.
Continue reading From CQUEnglish to Master of Human Resource Management – Bella Shares Her CQUniversity Experience