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2019 International Student Leaders Forum

As a Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador and a CQUniversity Student Representative Council Member, I was invited to attend the 2019 International Student Leaders Forum and 2019 International Student Leaders Meet Parliament Event in August. 

During these events, I had the incredible opportunity to meet a variety of like-minded students, develop networks with parliamentary members, and gain extensive knowledge on global talent, global skills, and global workforce.

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Studying in Australia – Personal management skills for success

Studying in Australia comes with amazing opportunities and experiences, but I’ve found that international students like myself often have to deal with a number of factors that could overwhelm us. Controlling our expenses like renting, groceries shopping, mobile plan, public transport and of course leisure activities, managing our agenda, keeping a high academic performance and trying to not let stress block the road to our dreams.

Facing all of these challenges can be difficult but it is also a fantastic opportunity to develop our own personal management skills. Studying in Australia, which presents a huge multicultural group of students, has allowed me to learn some strategies from different friends, teachers and support staff. Here is what I’ve learned so far…

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Researchers facing the media

By Alex Russell, CQUni researcher and Radio National ABC Science Top 5 Scientists for 2019 a.m.russell@cqu.edu.au

Do you have a great research finding, and want to spread the word? Are you interested in working with media, including radio, television and online?

I’ve done a fair bit of media over the last few years, and I was one of the Radio National ABC Science Top 5 Scientists for 2019, which involved intensive media training.

Here’s a Q and A, followed by some of my top tips for working with the media.

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From Peru to Rockhampton — challenging myself and having fun

Hello, my name is Maribel and I come from Peru. For a long time, I wanted to study a postgraduate degree in a different and beautiful country, but it was not a simple decision for me as I knew, I would not be able to see my family and friends as I was used to doing in my home country.

I finally convinced myself though, and thankfully have no regrets! I am challenging myself, learning a lot from great professionals and having fun while experiencing this beautiful country, Australia.

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Chancellor’s Cup Day Three

The third and final day of competition at the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup really shook up the leader board as teams who had previously not been able to score a win in Touch Football or Basketball came into their own on the Soccer pitch. Other teams who had been quite dominant struggled a little more with this leg of the race.

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Chancellor’s Cup Day Two

Rocky turned on some stunning weather for the teams competing in Day Two of the Chancellor’s Cup – Touch Football.  It was another fun-filled day for our students showing off their sporting prowess, but for many they were learning how to play a brand-new sport and there were laughs a plenty. 

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Blackbullion – A FREE solution to managing your finances

Juggling work, life and study is a balancing act. More often than not, I find myself on top in two of these areas, but behind in another.

During the first weeks of the term, I often take on far more shifts at work than I actually need to. I’ll allocate 50-60 hours for work, maybe 10 or so for studying, and then use my spare time to go out with friends. But towards the final few weeks of term, when assessment deadlines are approaching, I often find myself incredibly stressed. Not only stressed about assessments and preparing for exams, but also stressed about managing my finances when study takes a minimum of 40-50 hours per week.

Without managing finances and creating a budget to prepare for this shift, financial stress can throw your work/life/study balance out of whack. Through my own journey, I’ve found that managing my finances is often the key to solving nearly all of my problems. Keep reading for my tips…

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The advice you need to know to research like a pro

Did you know that you can talk to an online CQUniversity Librarian from anywhere, even your couch?

You may already know most of the library’s amazing resources are online, but a library search is not the same as using Google. That’s where our expert team of librarians can help.

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