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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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 300 professional industry 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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Our tips for a world-class Global Voices application

Global Voices is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Each year they provide scholarships for young Australians to travel overseas, meet world leaders, and engage with international policy making at home and abroad.

A Global Voices delegation will challenge and inspire you. Delegates will get an insider’s look into policy making, and have the chance to express their opinions and offer solutions to global challenges.

This term, Global Voices and CQUniversity are offering two fully-funded scholarships to attend:

  • UNFCCC Climate Talks in June 2021
  • Un Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, USA, from 22 – 26 March 2021.

Applications close Midnight (AEDT) Sunday 23 August 2020. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18 to 30.

If you are passionate, driven and want to make a difference in the world, don’t miss your chance to apply! Here are our top tips for a world-class Global Voices application…

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SSAF supports online service delivery

CQUniversity is committed to providing a positive and rewarding student experience. Now, more than ever, we’re proud to be able to provide the services and support you’ve come to expect as a CQUni student. This is in part thanks to funding from the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If you’re wondering what the SSAF is, and how it’s benefiting you as you study online, let us explain in a little more detail – you might even be surprised by what’s available thanks to SSAF funds.

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Orientation Our Way

In Term 2, CQUni is delivering a new personalised online Orientation experience, giving you more session options and the flexibility to learn about the topics that matter to you.

The interactive and personalised program will connect you with lecturers, support staff, alumni, and your fellow students – all from the comfort of home. Whether you’re a new or continuing student, there’s something for everyone with Orientation Our Way.

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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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Attend the 2020 CQUni Virtual Careers Fair

The 2020 Careers Fair and Employer Panel has changed format and will now be online.

CQUniversity is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Following advice from the Australian Government, we have decided to cancel the on-campus Careers Fair and will instead offer a Virtual Careers Fair on Wednesday, 25 March.

The Virtual Careers Fair will be hosted from 8 am to 5 pm (AEST). During this window, you can jump online anytime you are available or when an employer you wish to speak with is online.

To access the Virtual Careers Fair follow this Zoom Link.

This is your opportunity to interact with employers, hear about employment opportunities and current recruitment campaigns. There is also the opportunity for Q&A.

Keep reading to find out why you should attend…

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