Be more confident in your studies with the new-look MyCQU

I am brimming with anticipation over the upcoming release of the new-look MyCQU Student Portal, which I helped co-design as a Student Advisory Panel volunteer. I took the opportunity to become a Student Advisory Panel volunteer, not only to add the experience to my resume – by demonstrating my activeness and engagement as a current student – but because I’m also someone who wishes to help shape the future of CQUniversity and its student cohort.

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Be supported anytime, anywhere

What does ‘to feel supported by your university’ mean to you?

For me, it is about knowing that I am supported by different parts of the university, not just the teaching staff, during my online learning journey, given it is so easy to feel isolated.

The new-look MyCQU Student Portal will make that support even stronger, by providing content and guidance that is personalised, relevant and timely, based on my needs.

How do I know? I am a Student Advisory Panel volunteer and co-designed the mobile-first platform with CQUniversity. It was a very interesting experience!

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Discover how to get engaged

Take it from me, I know how hard it is at different stages of study and life to keep on top of everything while trying to be an engaged student.

I’ve been that fresh out of high school full-time student, I’ve studied part-time while holding down a full-time job, and I’ve also been that mature-aged student completing part-time uni online, while working part-time AND juggling two kids under the age of three!

Yes, I’ve been all those different ‘types’ of student – and although it was harder at different stages to be an engaged student, it is still really tough at any stage to, ONE – know where to go to find the information I’m looking for, TWO – find out in advance what’s going on to be able to connect with my fellow students at various campus events and online activities, and THREE –  being able to easily access this information on any device without getting a repetitive strain injury from all the clicking and scrolling!

I know what you’re thinking…what does this dribble have to do with anything! Well let me tell you!

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Add a little colour online

Getting involved in extra-curricular events and opportunities is an unforgettable part of the uni experience and is something we don’t want you to miss out on.

Although restrictions mean we can’t provide our usual on-campus events, we invite you to get involved with our many online activities, events and workshops.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up…

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Why you should complete the SES

CQUniversity is participating in the 2020 Student Experience Survey (SES). If you’re currently studying a degree, check your student email account to see if you’ve been selected as part of the sample.

We strongly encourage students to participate in this voluntary survey.

Here’s why…

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Student Counselling Ask Us drop-ins, UMHD webinar and Stay Well workshops

At CQUniversity, we know that an exceptional online experience extends to life outside of lectures. As we all do our part to flatten the COVID-19 curve, free virtual drop-ins, catch-ups, and workshops are being held each day.

The Student Counselling team is hosting drop-in sessions, workshops, and a webinar for Uni Mental Health Day. Keep reading to find out more…

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Expert advice is just a click away

CQUniversity is one of Australia’s largest online study providers, with 40 years’ experience delivering distance education. COVID-19 may be unprecedented but we’ve been providing online learning and online services for so long that we’re an industry leader.  

As we all adapt and work through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know that we are here to minimise disruption and deliver all of the services you’ve come to expect as a CQUni student. In other words, we’re still here – we’re just talking to you differently!

While you are studying online, you can benefit from expert advice and enhance your student experience thanks to these services…

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Emergency response will be put to the test at Rockhampton North campus

CQUniversity is set to put its emergency notification alert system (ENAS) into action, within a fully simulated critical incident environment.

A joint emergency services real-time scenario will be delivered on Tuesday, 31 March, with the Queensland Police Service at the Rockhampton North campus.

During the scenario, actors will play various roles, and emergency services personnel will be involved as part of their ongoing training. Some actors will have realistic moulage injuries applied and QPS members will use training weapons and blank rounds (like a paintball gun).

If you will be on the Rockhampton North campus on Tuesday, 31 March, either for classes or to access facilities like the Library, keep reading for more details and how to prepare…

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Add a little colour to 2020

Between lectures, exams and assessment, study can feel a bit grey at times. In 2020, we challenge you to liven things up by participating In extra-curricular events and opportunities.

So many of our graduating students say getting involved in these opportunities was the best part of their uni experience – even if it meant venturing out of their comfort zone. Don’t believe me? Check out Sidonie’s story.

Here’s a little preview into what’s planned for 2020…

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