Why do some students need additional support?

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.

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Where are they now? Christie Wishart – Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholar

My name is Christie Wishart and today, I graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science, majoring in nutrition, with a minor in health promotion.

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Where are they now? Margaret Hornagold – Laws graduate and Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholar

Since graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws from CQUniversity, we check in with Margaret Hornagold on what she has been up to since graduating and how an Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholarship positively impacted her studies.

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Easing the pressure valve of life.

Lou Warwick is Bachelor of Building Design student at CQUniversity. Following a workplace accident, and with the support of her lecturer, Lou applied and received a CQUniCares Emergency Grant to help her overcome the obstacles she was facing.

Earlier this year, Lou was also awarded a CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship, made possible by generous alumni, staff, students and friends of the University who supported the 2018 CQUniCares Annual Appeal.

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