Five reasons to stay safe with SafeZone

There are times when an email simply won’t reach you fast enough. To make sure we can contact you as quickly as possible, the University uses the SafeZone app as a communication solution for emergencies, first aid requests and more.

Here’s why you should download the app today…

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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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Every day is a lesson — discovering myself and capabilities

Hello, my name is Aesha and I come from India. My study journey started from getting a visa grant to landing in the liveliest city in the world: Melbourne.

Being an international student in Australia has been — and will continue to be — a lifelong learning experience. It has not only brought opportunities for me to extend beyond my horizons and enhance my qualification but I have also made some good friends.

MCG football game

Every moment I am here is a lesson in itself because it has made me stronger, confident about my instincts, beliefs and self-esteem level.

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7 Ways you can win the war against procrastination

At one time or another we all procrastinate. Some people are able to nip this time-waster in the bud before it gets out of control, while some of us are Olympic- level dawdlers.

If you’d like to know how to get your procrastination in check (or if you have an assignment to write and you’re looking for a distraction), the Academic Learning Centre is here to help.

Read on for our seven ways to win the war against procrastination…

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‘Get it Together’ with the Library and ALC

Each term, the CQUni Library hosts a series of ‘Get it Together’ study sessions across different campuses. In Term 3, sessions will be held online.

These sessions are a great opportunity to meet the experts, seek advice, and find out how to improve your results. We encourage you to attend and here’s why…

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Capricornia College – The place I call ‘Home’

Coming to a new country to pursue my Master of Engineering was a challenging and emotional decision. I had to leave my parents and near-and-dear ones and come to a completely new place, but when I landed on 28th February 2019 at the Rockhampton airport, the love and care I received was so comforting. It still brings a happy tear to my eye.

Capricornia College (the CQUniversity Rockhampton student residence) welcomed me upon arrival. I immediately became a member of the ‘family’ and Cap College quickly became my home.

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Studying in Australia – Summer Holidays

After a long term of academic readings, essays and exams, for many of us the time to relax and chill is here. Summer holidays in Australia come with heaps of opportunities to enjoy time with our mates, discover new places and embark on new adventures.

I’m studying in Melbourne, so here are my tips for making the most of summer holidays in this beautiful region…

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The best decision of my uni life: Signing up to play sport

I remember the first time I ever set foot onto a CQUniversity campus. It was O’Week 2017, and I was arriving at the Mackay City campus with a hundred or so fresh-faced school leavers and a handful of mature students for the very first time, and I was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. I didn’t know anyone, and I was scared out of my wits, but I was determined that just because it was hard and it really pushed me out of my comfort zone, there was no reason not to give myself this opportunity.

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Studying in Australia – Achieving career aspirations

As international students deciding to come to Australia, our decision to study here is often made based on the pursuit of our career aspirations. When we arrive, we need to develop our language skills, and understand the environment and cultural trends to get a job and gather enough financial resources to afford our daily and study-related expenses. How can we achieve our career aspirations while we are doing all this? By identifying our personal strengths and weaknesses, defining our life goals and career purpose, targeting the roles we want to perform, identifying the skills we need to develop, volunteering and leadership involvement. These are all great strategies to help us work towards our desired careers.

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Enhance your employability and skills at the 2019 Student Leadership Conference

Do you ever wonder how on earth you’re supposed to find employment in your future field when the job market is insanely competitive? I often stress endlessly over all of the qualities and skills I am yet to develop. Is my resume good enough? Do I have enough experience? Will I embarrass myself in the interview? These questions can set you up to fail before you’re even qualified enough to apply for the job!

In an effort to ease these daunting thoughts, I’m always on the hunt for opportunities that can put me one step ahead of the rest. Conferences, forums, leadership positions and programs, the list goes on and on. The upcoming 3-day Student Leadership Conference at Rockhampton North campus is another incredible opportunity to develop employability and skills.

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