8 Weeks to Uni – Share your experience and help new students

If you could go back in time to when you started uni, what advice would you give yourself?​

8 Weeks to Uni is a CQUniversity project, delivered online, which aims to help students transition to university – and we need your help.

We’re developing content for the 8 Weeks to Uni course and we want to hear the real, raw and honest truth about what you think a new student should know.

To get this feedback, Project lead Malcolm Burt will be touring a number of CQUni campuses in August and September to interview current students.

This is your chance to give back and help new students in their transition to university life. The touring schedule is:

  • Mackay Ooralea campus – Monday, 12 August
  • Townsville campus – Wednesday, 14 August
  • Sydney campus – Monday, 19 August
  • Melbourne campus – Tuesday, 20 August
  • Perth Campus – Monday, 26 August
  • Bundaberg campus – Monday, 9 September

Contact Malcolm at m.burt@cqu.edu.au and organise a time for a quick interview.

Interviews should take no more than 5 minutes of your time, and you’ll be contributing to research to improve the new student experience at CQUniversity.

Can’t make it to a campus? Interviews can also be arranged online by contacting Malcolm at m.burt@cqu.edu.au.

It’s Fast Mentoring Month! Fast track your career this August with alumni mentoring

CQUni Career Connection is an online mentoring tool that connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations, feedback, and advice.

More than 200 alumni mentors are waiting to hear from you. Keep reading for our top reasons why you should connect with a mentor this Fast Mentoring Month…

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Stress less about referencing with these tips from the ALC

Are you dreading assessment submissions? Feeling anxious any time you think about Turnitin? You’re not alone! Referencing Related Stress (RRS) is a common condition among university students. It’s piling on unnecessary pressure and we need it to stop.

Lucky for all of us, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) has the perfect remedy – a concoction of tips to help you cure RRS and stress less about referencing.

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6 Pro tips for exam preparation

Exams are never passed by accident. Effective preparation takes time, effort and to a large extent, understanding what works best for you.

Do you need help preparing for an upcoming exam? Here are our top tips, thanks to the team at the Academic Learning Centre…

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All about the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and do I need to pay it? This is a question students often ask teams like Student Advice and Student Success, so we thought we’d fill you in on all the details.

Here are our top five frequently asked questions about the SSAF…

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Seven Tips for Becoming a Time-Management Master

When it comes to study, time management is key but it’s not always easy. Sometimes our ability to master this skill is hindered by family, work or social commitments.

Before you start dreaming of owning a Tardis like Dr Who or a Time-Turner like Hermione Granger, try these simple time-management tips from the Academic Learning Centre (ALC)…

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Highlights of Orientation

Orientation footage from a dozen campuses across four states created a real buzz on our socials last week. It was great to watch our support services, campus life teams, and academic staff spring into action as we welcomed students to the many information sessions, market stalls and social events happening at each location.

With so much great footage, we felt we had to recap some of the best content with you. Here are our highlights of Orientation…

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Six reasons to love the ALC

During the first weeks of term, we often realise just how busy life at university can be. It’s normal to find yourself asking questions like ‘where do I start?’, ‘what does this all mean?’ or ‘can I even do this?’. Lucky for all of us, there is lots of support available.

The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) has a number of ways to help you find your feet, and stay on top of your studies. Keep reading for our top reasons why you’ll love the ALC this term…

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Caffeine, Snacks and a Few Secrets

University is like a head spin you get when you stand up too quickly. You have no clue what just happened and the experience is a bit of a blur. However, unlike a head spin, university is a wonderful, challenging and worthwhile experience where you get the chance to learn, make new friends, and receive outstanding opportunities.

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Carve your own path to the summit

Starting out at university is a daunting, exciting, challenging, rewarding experience. For most new students, there are a lot of mixed emotions. I certainly felt unsure when I started, but I found as I completed each assignment, I gained confidence and new skills. I uncovered some of the secrets to success.

I’ve been thinking about my journey since I graduated last year, and how the secrets I uncovered weren’t about writing academically or researching better (although those skills are important too!). I think the best way to explain is to share my journey with you…

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