Studying can be expensive, both emotionally and financially. This year, many students have been badly impacted by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many have lost the work they rely on to finance their studies. Some are worried about family and friends in virus hot spots. Others are experiencing food and housing insecurity. Work experience placements have been affected, childcare arrangements disrupted, and family and community support networks impacted.
The University offers students on-going aid through counselling services, learning assistance programs, mentoring and peer group support networks and activities, and this year, through special food and technology aid programs to support study success. However, financial support can also be a key factor for success, and this is where we need your help.
Continue reading Why do some students need additional support?
Emergency grants for immediate crisis, foodbanks for hard-hit students and fostering connections through remote gardening – these are just a few of the ways we’re supporting students throughout COVID-19.
Continue reading Support for struggling students
It’s important to look after yourself and make sure to look out for your mates. We asked CQUni graduates how they are finding comfort during this ‘new normal’. CQUni offer a number of support services to assist in study and developing healthy coping strategies during this time.
Continue reading What I find comfort in during the current social distancing
Luke Sondergeld has embraced his role in the health industry since his graduation from the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing in 2017. Luke was a dedicated nursing student at the Rockhampton Campus, as a member of the Student Representative Council and the Student Participation and Retention Committee.
Continue reading My experience staying connected with family and friends
Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool which connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?
There are 300 alumni mentors on CQUni Career Connection volunteering their time to mentor students and share career advice.
Because of our global footprint, mentoring sessions are held online – this means you can connect with a mentor no matter your (or their) location.
Continue reading Take advantage of our online mentoring platform
In a time of crisis, it can take just one extra stressor to derail someone’s studies – but donor-funded scholarships and emergency bursaries are helping CQUni students stay on track.
Continue reading Student support in a time of crisis
Michelle Monaghan graduated from CQUniversity in 2014 with a Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety. As a Safety and Training Consultant, Michelle has regularly worked from home for the last 10 years. She gives us her advice to stay motivated and productive while transitioning to working from home.
Continue reading Working from home – advice from an expert
From Professor Nick Klomp, CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor and President, and Anna Bounds, Higher Education and Organisational Development Consultant.
Continue reading An important message to Australia’s university graduates of 2020
Distractions are everywhere. Studying while social distancing brings with it the unlimited access to Netflix, YouTube, Facebook and a myriad of other distractions. We asked our participants in this year’s 30 Minutes a Month program for some advice on how to avoid the distractions while we study.
Continue reading Studying with distractions – how to avoid them
Ever wondered what a daily routine is like for a primary school teacher? Melanie Hull completed her Bachelor of Learning Management (Primary Education) in 2015 and takes us through her typical day as a year 5 teacher.
Interested in pursuing a career in primary education? Read more about our Bachelor of Education (Primary).
“Every day for every teacher is totally different but here is a snippet of my day….”
Continue reading A Day in the life of a Year 5 Teacher