Surviving on a student budget

This article was written by CQUniversity alumnus Dimitri Kondilis (BFinPlan), Financial Adviser at Soundbridge Financial Services.

University study can be stressful but managing money is a whole PHD course in itself.

Ask any student what the hardest part of being a student is and they will often tell you it is having no money.

Struggling to afford your education and desired lifestyle can create major stress in your life and can lead to financial difficulties if you do not pay attention to the realities of income and expenses.

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How to navigate class timetables

Class timetables take different shapes for different students. The flexible study options on offer at CQUniversity mean that your timetable could be a busy combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops each week, a simple block of residential schools, or you may have no on-campus classes at all, if your units are 100% online.

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How SUN took the stress out of starting uni

Anry Van Zyl is a second-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) student based in Rockhampton. As you can tell, Anry has taken on a lot of study at CQUniversity, which is why the chance to get started as early as possible was so important for her study plans.

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What you need to know about downloading Microsoft Office for FREE

I think we can all agree that having access to the right software is essential in successfully completing your study, including preparing assessments and exam preparation.

Did you know CQUni students have free access to the latest Microsoft Office downloads? Here’s what you need to know…

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Our tips for a world-class Global Voices application

Global Voices is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Each year they provide scholarships for young Australians to travel overseas, meet world leaders, and engage with international policy making at home and abroad.

A Global Voices delegation will challenge and inspire you. Delegates will get an insider’s look into policy making, and have the chance to express their opinions and offer solutions to global challenges.

This term, Global Voices and CQUniversity are offering two fully-funded scholarships to attend:

  • The World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May 2020.
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum in Paris in May 2020.

Applications close Midnight AEDT Sunday 15 March 2020. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident aged 18 – 30.

If you are passionate, driven and want to make a difference in the world, don’t miss your chance to apply! Here are our top tips for a world-class Global Voices application…

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Never miss an opportunity to know more and do more for your studies, your career, and your student life.

This is your opportunity to become a CQUni Insider by following CQUni Student News on Facebook. Student News will connect you with important reminders and announcements, events and activities, employment and exchange opportunities, student support services, the latest student success stories, and much more.

Keep reading to find out why you should join our community and keep up with all the great things happening at CQUniversity.


Arriving in New Caledonia

I touched down in Nouméa, New Caledonia, late on the evening of January 5, 2020, for an adventure of a lifetime. I was excited to be moving overseas, although somewhat scared, especially at the age of 18. However, I knew this exchange would be an amazing opportunity to grow and develop, as well as improve my French!

I am here to study, intern and undertake language training for 19 months, thanks to the New Colombo Plan Scholarship.

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6 Pro tips for exam preparation

Exams are never passed by accident. Effective preparation takes time, effort and to a large extent, understanding what works best for you.

Do you need help preparing for an upcoming exam? Here are our top tips, thanks to the team at the Academic Learning Centre…

1. Do your homework

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Find your tribe with a Club or Society at CQUni

Do you want to find your tribe, build your network and nurture your interests? Thanks to the support of your nominated Student Representative Council, clubs, groups and societies are blossoming at CQUniversity.

Joining in extra-curricular activities like these can help you to connect and develop both personally and professionally.

Chelsea Green, who recently graduated from CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Medical Science (Nutrition) program, founded the CQUni Nutrition Network. Keep reading to discover her experiences and the benefits of joining a club and society.

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Stay focused and keep track of your study, work and social life with the 2020 Student Wall Planner – now available!

In 2020, planners will be available through the CQUni Bookshop online and at Bookshop locations in Rockhampton and Mackay. At other campuses, planners can be collected from campus receptions and during Orientation events.

Keep reading to find out how to grab yourself the ultimate organisation tool today…