Welcome to the official CQUniversity Student Blog – CQUniLife. This blog follows the experiences of a diverse group of CQUniversity students from different countries, studying various programs and at various campuses throughout Australia.
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.
CQUni alumnus Jessica Dennien is a Design Engineer at Gladstone Regional Council. She manages consultants and completes in-house designs for parks, roads and drainage infrastructure projects. In this week’s alumni blog, Jessica discuses her tips for working from home.
As a wife and mum of a two-year-old girl, working from home can be a challenge, but reflecting on my time working from home, I have actually enjoyed working from home very much and have found that I have been just as productive, if not more!
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.
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.
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.
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.