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From Europe to Melbourne — Making Dreams Come True

Sara Manka, CQUniversity Melbourne

I grew up in a small family with lots of laughs and love in a small village in Albania. My mum always motivated me to study abroad and experience life in another country, and I always dreamed of living in a big and busy city.

I was about to finish my high school studies when one of my relatives offered to help me come and study in Australia. I always dreamed of becoming an accountant because I really enjoyed maths and I was interested in economics.

Yes, dreams do come true! Soon I found myself in Melbourne studying an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Continue reading From Europe to Melbourne — Making Dreams Come True

Taking Engineering to New Boundaries with Engineers Without Borders

Hello, my name is Prince. After the completion of my undergraduate study in my home country, Nepal, I decided to move to Australia to pursue postgraduate study in civil engineering.

I chose Melbourne as my study destination as it was recognised as the world’s most liveable city with a high standard quality of living and vibrant multicultural society that is safe for international students.

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Is work giving you a pain in the back?

A significant number of Australians are required to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time due to their work requirements.

Regardless of your posture or position throughout the day, any sustained position can contribute to common musculoskeletal complaints including neck pain and back pain, muscle strain, stiffness, and headaches.

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African memoires

By Jacobus Vorster

Natal, 1975: I was born in the peaceful halls of Addington hospital – a former war sanctuary situated on the northern beaches of Durban, South Africa. The city exhibits an array of diverse cultures and fabulous architecture that date back to the British colonial 1800s, when people searched for fortune and adventure to tame Mother Africa. This story, however, begins at a moment when a young Jacobus trekked 265 kilometres northeast with his parents, to the ‘Kingdom of the Zulu’. 

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All about the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and do I need to pay it? This is a question students often ask teams like Student Advice and Student Success, so we thought we’d fill you in on all the details.

Here are our top five frequently asked questions about the SSAF…

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Use your voice: Opening up about mental health

On Tuesday, 7 May 2019 our Student Counselling team will be hosting University Mental Health Day (UMHD) events at a number of CQUni locations. To tell us more about UMHD, we’ve asked new Counsellor Glenn Ross to talk about this year’s theme ‘use your voice’, and to share some advice for anyone struggling with mental health issues.

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