Hi, my name is Thomas Orr and I’m studying a Bachelor of Information Technology, majoring in Application Development. What sparked my interest in IT and App Creation was actually the robotics competitions that CQUniversity holds annually.
In the fourth year of her Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communications degree at CQUni Rockhampton, student Monica Mallory has just joined the Office of Social Innovation as a Change Champ for the region, and is passionate about helping tackle social issues for the community. Monica recently ran a range of events on Rockhampton North as part of the Festival of Change, and attended the Brisbane Social Innovation Workshop, designing future-of-work solutions for disability support not-for-profit Multicap.
In this week’s The Greatvine, we hear from Bruce McKenzie, an ICT lecturer and coordinator at CQUni Melbourne, whose pathway to teaching included time in a chicken suit, vital beach fishing know-how, and pursuit of the rock and roll dream.
A passionate programmer since the mid-1980s, Bruce has been passing on his expertise for the past 20 years, bringing humour and practical advice to all his lectures. He’s also in his second year of a Doctor of Education, looking at teaching coding into primary schools.
Bruce chatted to the Greatvine as he waited for news of the arrival of his first grandchild – and little Florence arrived just days later. Congrats, Bruce!
As CQUni Mackay Nursing’s Associate Lecturer, Sharon Slack has had the privilege of being part of a team who led the 2016 and 2017 CQUni nursing student contingents to Nepal. She also finds inspiration back home – in the graciousness of her students, the generosity of her colleagues and the positive attitude she presents to daily life.
CQUniversity is again participating in the national Student Experience Survey (SES). If you’re currently studying, check your student email account to see if you’ve been selected as part of the sample.
We strongly encourage students to participate in this voluntary survey.
Adjunct Professor LYNNE PARKINSON watched her mother die from dementia and her sisters struggle to care for her. Now she heads a research project that is helping carers cope with the challenges.
Caring for someone with dementia is a tough job. Every day brings new challenges for people that look after family and friends with this condition. Not only is it difficult to witness loved ones succumb to this condition that claims the lives of thousands of Australians every year, it can also be debilitating for the carers.
In March 2015 after travelling 12 hours in a car, Maree Godwin had terrible back pain that left her bedridden for three days. Ms Godwin was referred to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital for a review & was diagnosed with an L4/5 disc bulge in her lumbar spine. RBWH referred her onto the CQUniversity Health Clinic for rehabilitation. I had the privilege of speaking with Maree about her experiences at the clinic to date and how they have helped change her life for the better. Continue reading CQUniversity Physio Clinic Changes Lives
Is your dream to get a university qualification?
But you’re worried you don’t have the ranking or prerequisites required? We are going to get all philosophical and say,’ there is more than one road to the same destination’. So don’t panic, the CQUniversity STEPS program can be that road to who you want to be. Continue reading Get your next step to university
We know that uni life can sometimes be stressful, whether it’s managing, study, assignments or part time work, we also understand the power of support. So we wanted to lift the lid on scholarships and how they can help you. Continue reading Get the scoop on Scholarships and set yourself up for success
CQUniversity’s range of innovative, practical and industry relevant health courses will set you up with the knowledge and skills you need to launch your career. Continue reading What you need to ask about Health at CQUni