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Applying for a scholarship the second time around

Have you applied for a scholarship in the past and been unsuccessful? Don’t be discouraged! Scholarships are highly competitive, but there are opportunities to reapply. Term 1 2022 Scholarships are open now. Don’t miss out, apply today! 

Our tips on how to prepare a stellar scholarship application are a great place to start when applying for a scholarship for the first time, but if you’ve been knocked back before, it can be difficult to know what to do next.

Keep reading for our advice on how to make your application stand out, the second time around…

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How to apply for scholarships

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 2022 are closing on 7 January.  

Keep reading for current Bachelor of Education student, Meg Wright’s, top tips for applying for a scholarship.

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From PASS Participants to PASS Leaders

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are peer led online study groups available in first year units identified as historically challenging for students. Sessions are facilitated by senior students who have recently received excellent grades in the unit and have completed nationally accredited training. Since Term 2 2018, PASS has supported nearly 2000 students.

As a program that prides itself on providing leadership opportunities by recruiting students who undergo nationally accredited training to plan and facilitate sessions, we often see students who have been regular PASS participants apply for the role of PASS Leader in later terms. Two such students are Kylie (PASS Leader since Term 1 2021) and El-Dez (PASS Leader since Term 2 2021).  

Keep reading to hear about the leadership opportunities PASS provides and why students should learn more about PASS.

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Introducing the New Animal Law Unit

Animal law will be offered as a new elective in Term 3 2021 as part of CQUni’s Bachelor of Laws program.

While writing the unit, Dr Alexandra McEwan took the opportunity to check in with some of CQUni’s College of Law, Criminology and Justice academics to ask their perspective on why it is important that we offer animal law as an elective in the LLB curriculum.

Keep reading to see what they have to say…

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File Theft Threat

The dangers of contract cheating are well known, but did you know sharing your work is also a breach of academic integrity?

Even with the best intentions, you should never share your individual assignment with anyone. The exceptions are your CQUniversity teaching team or academic support services, such as academic learning advisors, library staff or Studiosity.

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SCAM ALERT: Have you caught ‘Flubot’?

Have you received any confusing SMS messages about missed calls or voicemails lately?

You are not alone. A malicious malware campaign targeting unprotected Android phones called ‘Flubot’ is on the move around the world.

Keep reading about ‘Flubot’, what it is, what it impacts and how to stop it…

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Why does Mentoring Matter?

CQUni’s Career Connection program is bridging the gap between alumni professionals with industry experience and students looking for guidance or answers.

When discussing the Career Connection Mentoring Program with participants, the major theme of the platform boiled down to one word – flexibility – and in the digital age, this has never been more important. With the future of work rapidly shifting to a more digital and global practice, the challenge for future professionals to get that first foot in the door has increased.

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Looking for a career mentor? This blog is for you!

This August is Fast Mentoring Month! Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool that connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?

CQUni Career Connection is a free, online mentoring program. It connects current students like you with experienced graduate mentors so you can get advice, coaching and career preparation from the people who have been there before you.

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From Fiji to Rockhampton – how the Australia Awards Scholarship changed my life

Updated July 2021

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 a Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) at CQUniversity.

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