They’re cute, they look cuddly and they are certainly not a bear. The koala – incorrectly referred to as a koala bear by some – is one of Australia’s iconic native animals, but the species has had their fair share of problems in recent times due to urbanisation.
CQUniversity expert in
koalas, Dr Alistair Melzer, heads up a community-funded research program, Koala
Research CQ, which is based at CQUniversity. Alistair is an adjunct research
fellow at CQUni and has studied koalas at the University for more than 20
years. His research also encompasses other aspects of conservation biology
including the management of environmental weeds in national parks and invertebrate
assemblages in grazing landscapes.
The following excerpt has been taken from our recent Greatvine podcast with Alistair.
Continue reading How much can a koala bear?
You may have already felt the hype of our upcoming Orientation events. The information sessions, stalls, and social events certainly create a buzz this time of year.
Whether you plan to study online or on-campus, attending an event at the campus closest to you will help you make the most of your learning journey. So don’t miss out.
Continue reading Why attending Orientation is the best way to prepare for your studies
Have you applied for a scholarship in the past and been unsuccessful? Don’t be discouraged! Scholarships are highly competitive, but there are opportunities to reapply.
Our tips on how to prepare a stellar scholarship application are a great place to start when applying for a scholarship for the first time, but if you’ve been knocked back before, it can be difficult to know what to do next.
Keep reading for our advice on how to make your application stand out, the second time around…
Continue reading Applying for a scholarship the second time around
Sibling rivalry is just par for the course for CQUni Bachelor of Education students Elliot and Bronte Wills. The close-knit brother and sister pair love a good competition, but despite their ambitious natures, they are also very supportive of each other.
Continue reading A bit of competition between siblings never hurt
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…
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 podiatry at Central Queensland University.
Continue reading From Fiji to Rockhampton – how the Australia Awards Scholarship changed my life
So, you’ve planned, researched and written your assignment. There’s still one important stage of the writing process to complete before you hit the submit button. Polishing your assignment is just as important as the other stages. Here’s some sparkling tips on putting the finishing touches on your work from the Academic Learning Centre (ALC).
Continue reading 11 Ways to polish your assignment so it shines
Cindy Emmett works in the coal mining industry and specialises in draglines, shovels, underground mining and corporate mining through operational readiness. Passionate about the promotion of women in a male-dominated industry, Ms Emmett is an advocate for the importance of flexible work arrangements.
Cindy attended university as a mature-age student and single mum to four boys. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Distinction. While at university she received an Anglo American scholarship for her excellence in academic achievements and received the Greg Garrick Award for the most outstanding scholarship recipient.
Cindy delivered the Occasional Address at the Mackay Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 9 May 2019.
Continue reading Occasional address: Ms Cindy Emmett
CQUniversity’s highly relevant, quality research has been recognised in two rankings, demonstrating the difference it’s making to the communities we serve.
Continue reading Outstanding Research, Quality Outcomes
Unit evaluations are conducted by the University each term. A simple survey available via Moodle, these evaluations collect feedback that is then used to monitor and improve teaching practices.
To complete the survey, look for the red button in your online Moodle unit.
It’s a busy time, but submitting an evaluation is worth it. Here’s why… Continue reading Why I complete unit evaluations