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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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Everything you need to know about Orientation

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.

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