Start TAFE Now to work towards a career!

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the prospect of post high school decision making? Not sure which career is right for you?

CQUniversity and Start TAFE Now (STN) can support you through the career planning process and help you get started on the pathway to your future!

Keep reading for our top career planning tips…

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Staying connected and coping well during this time of change

This first half of 2020 has been a time of uncertainty and change with the Australian bushfires earlier this year followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. People across our country and the world have been significantly impacted. Dealing with uncertain times and lots of change is not easy and can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety and helplessness. Many of us have experienced study, employment, financial, relationship, physical and mental health challenges this year that we didn’t expect we’d have to face.

As humans we long for security. We need to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Fear and uncertainty can leave us stressed, anxious, and powerless over what direction to take and how to help ourselves and others.

We are mindful that there have been lots of changes at CQUni. Students have transitioned to online study which has changed how we connect as a community and an organisation. For a lot of you it’s been a time of isolation. Keep reading for some expert advice…

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Prepare for your studies with OTV

Starting university can be overwhelming at the best of times, not to mention in the middle of a global pandemic.

Although restrictions and social distancing requirements mean we can’t have our usual face-to-face Orientation events, we’re just as excited to deliver Orientation Our Way – a personalised online Orientation experience.

At the heart of the program is Orientation TV (OTV). In this blog, we’ve asked our events team to answer some of your burning questions about OTV and explain why it’s the best way to prepare for your first term.

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Orientation Our Way

In Term 2, CQUni is delivering a new personalised online Orientation experience, giving you more session options and the flexibility to learn about the topics that matter to you.

The interactive and personalised program will connect you with lecturers, support staff, alumni, and your fellow students – all from the comfort of home. Whether you’re a new or continuing student, there’s something for everyone with Orientation Our Way.

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Advice for Online Quizzes

With the transition to online learning in Term 1 and 2 as a result of COVID-19, there may have been changes to your end of term assessments. We understand that these changes can be unsettling.

If your teaching team has tasked you with an online quiz, you may be feeling anxious. Being prepared and having a plan for how you will cope with your assessments will help manage those feelings. It will also give you a better chance of success with your studies.

Keep reading for advice from our Student Counselling team…

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The when and where of grades release

Certification of Grades refers to the date that final grades or interim results are released to students. On this date, a process occurs during which the final grades or interim results for each HE unit are released for that term.

The Certification of Grades date for each term can be found in the Key Dates calendar of the CQUni Handbook. For Term 1 2020, grades will be released on Friday, 10 July.

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about Certification of Grades…

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Unit evaluations with a difference

The future is you! You’re encouraged to complete the Term 1 Student Unit and Teaching Evaluations (SUTE) – previously known as unit evaluations – to help shape future decisions at CQUniversity.

To complete the survey, look for the red button in your online Moodle unit.

It’s a busy time, but submitting an evaluation is worth it. Here’s why…

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Online events to enjoy, keep you hyped and inspired during isolation

Being in social isolation can be quite boring, and sometimes, it can even be depressing. However, it is necessary to reduce the negative effects on public health caused by COVID-19. Considering that everyone should be at home, we are currently deprived of our frequent entertainment and hobbies, like practicing sports, going to the gym, enjoying a movie in the cinema, going to concerts, and even the F1 Grand Prix has been cancelled. At home, we are not watching our favourite sports, as soccer, footy and NBA leagues have been suspended, so it can be a boring time.

However, CQUni along with many other organisations are providing online events to keep our mood high, learn new things, maintain our health, and much more.

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