From Nepal to Sydney – my persistence, journey and advice

I’m not sure what my expectations of Australia were when I first arrived, but one thing I know for sure was that I was ready to do anything to survive and make my way through to the other side.

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Social Innovation explained in iChange®

Are you confused by social innovation? Not sure what it’s all about?

CQUni’s Office of Social Innovation invites all students to complete their orientation program known as iChange®*. The program will inspire you with stories of transformative social change, and equip you with tools, networks and creative ideas to drive innovation in your community and your career.

To explain the features and benefits of iChange®, we’ve asked our Rockhampton based Change Champ Monica (pictured) to tell us about her own iChange® experience, and why she’s so passionate about social innovation.

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CQUni Change Champs Year in Review 2018

Well, 2018 was an incredibly busy year for us in the Change Champion team! Across five regions we delivered events, activities and workshops for students and staff with the aim of engaging and inspiring people to get involved in Social Innovation.

The Office of Social Innovation has empowered us as Change Champs to be leaders on our local campus, and we are super excited to enable more people to kick-start their changemaker journey in 2019! We are looking for like-minded students to join us, so if you’re interested in creating a better world, contact us at socialinnovation@cqu.edu.au

Take a look back at what 2018 looked like for the Change Champion team and our fellow students!

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How to win a place at the 2018 Student Leadership Conference

The annual Student Leadership Conference is a life-changing event that will boost your energy, inspire action, and ignite your personal leadership. Participate in empowering workshops, network with fellow CQUni students and staff and be inspired by our guest speakers.

The 2018 event will be held in Gladstone this year from 30 October – 1 November.

Interested in attending? CQUni will be sponsoring two students per region to attend the conference. Here’s how you can win a place… Continue reading How to win a place at the 2018 Student Leadership Conference

Snap shot of Ashoka U Exchange 2018: Day 2 and 3

By now, you must have read about my first day at Ashoka U Exchange 2018.

This blog is the extension of my first blog entry and will reflect on Day 2 and Day 3 of Ashoka U Exchange 2018.

Day 2 started with the Changemaker Campus Designation Ceremony where 9 universities were awarded Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. It was followed by four keynote speakers who were Fagan Harris, Sarah Hemminger, Imran Khan and Casey Woods and who discussed ‘Is Empathy Dead?’.

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Why volunteering is amazing

Volunteering is defined as ‘time is willingly given for the common good and without financial gain’ (Volunteering Australia, 2015). You as a student might be wondering what benefits there are in volunteering. Well, you are at a right place to get an answer to that question!

For students, there are so many benefits as a volunteer.

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Calling Change Champions: Don’t miss this paid opportunity

CQUniversity is currently recruiting for Change Champion Ambassadors at our Melbourne, Sydney and Rockhampton study locations. This may be your opportunity to make a difference, create an impact and influence the community in which we live.

Why should you apply…

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My Experience @ Ashoka U Exchange 2017, Miami!

Hello, I am Shirley – the first graduate of our Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation course and now a Master of Project Management student. I am thankful to be given the recent scholarship to the Ashoka U Exchange 2017 conference in Miami, FL.

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