My agriculture journey in Rockhampton, Beef Capital of Australia

Ruby Hubbard

My name is Ruby Hubbard and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Agriculture at CQUni in Rockhampton, which I will complete in 2019.

After leaving school in 2014, I went to a university in Brisbane to study nursing. After 6 months of persevering with the degree, I finally concluded that it wasn’t for me – what a relief that was. I took the rest of the year off, to work and decide what I wanted to do, and this brought me to CQUni in Rockhampton. Continue reading My agriculture journey in Rockhampton, Beef Capital of Australia

Empowering producers through precision livestock management research

Dave Swain - Featured image

The challenge facing the North Australian beef industry remains the same as it did a century ago: identifying superior genetics which can thrive in harsh and remote environmental conditions, with limited human intervention.

CQUniversity’s Precision Livestock Management (PLM) team is making that happen. Recognised as the national leader in the field of tropical livestock research and based in the Beef Capital of Rockhampton, our PLM research team is leading the way in the development of automated livestock management systems designed to provide graziers with all the information they need without leaving the homestead. Continue reading Empowering producers through precision livestock management research

Find my beef

Mark Trotter

Imagine a world where producers can know exactly where their livestock are in real time without leaving the homestead? Well, this is now possible with GPS tracking technology and behavioural monitoring sensors. These sensors know exactly where an animal is and how it is behaving, and have abundant applications for producers, from simply detecting if an animal has escaped from a paddock through to more complex behavioural modelling which can detect if a cow is about to calve, is being chased by dogs, or is suffering from disease. Continue reading Find my beef

CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Robin Dick

Office of Social Innovation Program Manager Robin Dick began working in the social innovation sector in his native Scotland, and brought his decades of experience to CQUni in 2016. Over the past six months, he’s designed and implemented the iChange social innovation orientation program for new students and staff, and has loved the opportunity to inspire the next generation of changemakers.

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CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Kyle Cavanagh

Based at the Mackay campus, Fitness student Kyle Cavanagh not only has a passion for sport and exercise, but people as well. He has quickly found his footing at CQUniversity, heading from a Certificate III in Fitness into a Certificate IV. He thoroughly enjoys putting his skills and knowledge to good use at the campus gym, helping people to lead healthier lives.

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Challenging self key to Games success

Whether you’re an athlete or employee, CQUni alumnus Helen Moore (BBus 1995) believes the key to Games success is challenging yourself – something that’s returned rewards for Helen throughout her career.

CQUniversity alumnus Helen MooreThere have been years of preparation for GC2018 – which is dubbed to be Australia’s largest sporting event this decade.

It was early 2012 when Helen joined the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) as the General Manager Finance Business Services.

With previous experience in tourism, infrastructure and government agencies, Helen says she got to the Games by being prepared to challenge herself. Continue reading Challenging self key to Games success

CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Leslie Lowe

Co-presenter of the new iChange social innovation program, Leslie Lowe is studying Aviation at CQUni Bundaberg, and previously completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science. Managing a sustainability social enterprise with local Traditional Owners, Leslie is a proud Bundjalung man from the northern rivers of NSW, and his Indigenous name is Yulang, which translates to “skin”, and indicates responsibility as a storyteller or keeper of knowledge.

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Get Social with the #CQUniBucketList

Recently, we introduced you to the #CQUniBucketList – 60 things to do before you graduate. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here.

The list is designed to help you get the most out of your Uni experience. But as I know Uni students are often strapped for time, I’m here to break down the Bucket List for you into manageable steps – starting with a subject which interests 99.9% of us – social media.

Getting social on the web is an integral ritual in the lives of most University students – in fact I’m going to come right out and say it’s probably one of the top reasons for procrastination from study. Am I right, or am I right?

But when social media is used correctly and productively it can be an incredible tool in helping us connect with peers, take advantage of job opportunities, share our lives with those who matter and strengthen and develop our skills.

So let’s get down to how you can use social media to make the most of your time at Uni (productively of course)…

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Wish I knew then, what I know now…

Once upon a time I was a lost, confused and completely overwhelmed University student. Sound familiar?

After four long years stumbling my way through the maze that is University life and now a few years into the working world, I feel somewhat equipped to impart my wisdom on the current generation of uni-goers with some advice I wish I took on board in my study journey…

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