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.
Orientation, OWeek or that big event before the term starts. Whatever you would like to call it, CQUni Orientation is an experience not be missed.
Orientation is a week full of sessions and events that will provide you with the essential information you need to be a successful student.
From 5-9 July, Term 2 Orientation will be hosted online and across our campuses. Officially named Orientation Our Way, the week is a personalised experience that combines opportunities to tune-in, come-in, and drop-in.
To provide you with everything you need to know about Orientation, we caught up for a chat with event organisers, hosts and campus staff. Keep reading to find out what is happening and why you should attend.
Paul Mchugh completed his Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), studying online and working as an OHS Manager and Environment and Community Manager in mining operations in the Northern Territory. As a 30 Minutes a Month participant, he shares his insight on the art of planning.
There are three things that I had to commit to during my studies…
I am an Aboriginal South Sea Islander woman from Ayr North Queensland. I draw my South Sea Islander connection to Ambae Island. My family and I are in the middle of planning a trip back to the island to meet extended family that we have never met and to have the opportunity to embrace that part of my ancestry much more.
As we continue to adjust to world changes, news updates and emotional and physical boundaries, our study life is becoming the last thing to receive our attention. Here I want to pass on my top tips for studying online.
Before I get started, I want you all to know a little bit about me. My name is Nikki Sweet and I am a mother of four young children, my partner and I both work full-time 12-hour shift work (whereby our shifts are worked in a way so that one of us is always home with the children – albeit sleep-deprived but present). I have previously completed a Diploma of Health Science, Certificate IV in Business, and a workplace-specific certificate III and IV in communications.
30 Minutes a Month participant Imran Asif is a Master of Business Administration (2012) graduate from CQUniversity. Based in Singapore, he is experienced in technology research and advisory. Currently, Imran is the Business Development Director for Asia/Pacific at Ecosystm Advisory Pte Ltd, where he works closely with leading technology companies and advises them about market intelligence, brand positioning, and go-to-market strategy.
Work-life balance is not an exact science. Each person must find their own way of combining career, relationships, and personal care into an integrated whole. What is right for you now will likely change as new circumstances arise, so periodically review your situation, and adjust accordingly.
Day to day life can be one big balancing act. Do you understand the importance of a healthy balance between your career, family, and hobbies? We asked CQUni alumni participants of the 30 Minutes a Month program what work-life balance means to them, to gain insight on what is important to individuals in the midst of their career.
Feeling like you don’t have that work-life balance nailed at the moment? We’re here for you. CQUniversity offers students counselling support to assist you with wellness and personal resilience.
Does an accountant spend all day typing? According to 30 Minutes a Month participant and Bachelor of Accounting (2017) graduate Michael King, accounting includes a variety of tasks that people might not expect.
How do you encourage the public to quit a bad habit like smoking or drinking too much alcohol? Bachelor of Health Promotion graduate and 30 Minutes a Month participant Luke Giles takes us through what it’s like in his shoes, as a Health Promotion Officer.