Surviving on a student budget

This article was written by CQUniversity alumnus Dimitri Kondilis (BFinPlan), Financial Adviser at Soundbridge Financial Services.

University study can be stressful, but managing money is on a whole other level – especially when you’re on a student budget.

Ask any student what the hardest part of being a student is and they will often tell you it is having no money.

Struggling to afford your education and desired lifestyle can be a major stress in your life as a student and can lead to financial difficulties if you do not pay attention to the realities of income and expenses.

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Occasional address: Judge Sandy Horneman-Wren

Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, His Honour Judge Alexander ‘Sandy’ Horneman-Wren SC (BBus, 1987) delivered the Occasional Address at the Rockhampton Graduation Ceremony on 4 December. An alumnus of CQUniversity, Sandy is currently a Judge of the Children’s and the Planning and Environmental Courts of Queensland and has worked in a diverse range of areas including civil, human rights, administrative law, and professional disciplines. Continue reading Occasional address: Judge Sandy Horneman-Wren

Alumni Relations Wrap 2018

It’s been another wonderful year for CQUniversity alumni. Thousands of graduates have remained connected by giving back, updating details, attending events and helping students.

You can watch our university highlights in the CQUniversity 2018 Review video or read about the highlights for alumni below. We hope you enjoy the news, and as always, would be delighted to hear any feedback on your 2018 alumni experience or any ideas for future programs. Continue reading Alumni Relations Wrap 2018

Graduate outcomes, learning experience and equity great at CQUni

The Good Universities Guide ranks CQUniversity in the top four Australian universities for graduate outcomes and equity and in the top 20% for teaching quality and overall experience.

  • Social equity (ranked 1st – 37% of students enrolling at CQUni come from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds)
  • First generation (ranked 2nd – 40% of students are first in generation to attend university i.e. their parents’ education did not exceed Year 12)
  • Graduate employment (ranked 4th – 80.4% employed full-time within four months of course completion)
  • Starting salary (ranked 3rd – $62 000)
  • Teaching quality (82.6% of students satisfied with the support they received from CQUni)
  • Overall experience (80.5% of students satisfied with the overall quality of educational experience).

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25 Days. 50 Students. 100s of Lives

In 2018, for every student that received a CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship, four applicants missed out.

That’s why, we’re doubling our goal – aiming to raise $200,000 – enough to support 50 students in 2019 through 25 CQUniCares Appeal Scholarships and 25 CQUniCares Emergency Grants.

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Welcome to my hometown: Traralgon, Australia

A CQUni course can take you many places; to regional, remote or metropolitan Australia, or across the globe. Financial planning accounting graduate Paula Siddle introduces us to her hometown – Traralgon, Victoria –  and gives us the inside advice on where to get the best doughnuts.

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How do I survive exam stress & peak study times?

To help you through your university days, we asked a few graduates (also known as alumni) what they wish they had known while studying.

Remember, whatever your journey through your studies, nearly 100 000 CQUni graduates have been in similar situations – and through the CQUni alumni bond, they’re willing to lend you a helping hand.

Here are some of their tips for surviving exams and peak study times. For more advice on your study journey, read the ‘What I Wish I Knew’ brochure. Continue reading How do I survive exam stress & peak study times?