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 comes with amazing opportunities and experiences, but I’ve found that international students like myself often have to deal with a number of factors that could overwhelm us. Controlling our expenses like renting, groceries shopping, mobile plan, public transport and of course leisure activities, managing our agenda, keeping a high academic performance and trying to not let stress block the road to our dreams.
Facing all of these challenges can be difficult but it is also a fantastic opportunity to develop our own personal management skills. Studying in Australia, which presents a huge multicultural group of students, has allowed me to learn some strategies from different friends, teachers and support staff. Here is what I’ve learned so far…
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Whether you’re a new student or a continuing student in need of a refresher, we have the low down on all the different systems and sites to help you prepare for the start of term.
Continue reading Get to know our student systems
Calling all CQUni students! Come in and enjoy our collaborative spaces and quiet study areas.
Most campus libraries will be open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Some libraries have extended unstaffed access.
Check your local campus library opening hours here.
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You might be waiting to receive an offer for your dream university degree or perhaps you’ve already enrolled in the next term but what do you do while you wait to get started?
We all know it can be overwhelming starting university, it’s a big change in our lives – how do you even prepare? Well, we’ve put together a quick 7 tip guide on things to do before you start so you are feeling confident and ready on day one but most importantly excited.
Check out our list below and make time to chat to our student recruitment team at one of our online chat sessions with any questions you have.
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There’s no doubt about it, CQUni students are busy. Balancing study with family, work and social commitments is not easy. So, before you start dreaming of owning a Tardis like Dr Who or a Time-Turner like Hermione Granger, try these simple time-management tips.
Continue reading 7 Tips for becoming a time-management master
Have you heard about contract cheating? During your time as a CQUni student, you may have heard the term used by your peers, a lecturer, or maybe you’ve been approached by a contract cheating service. Contract cheating is also known as ghostwriting or auctioning.
Contract cheating occurs when students employ or use a third party to produce their assessment for them.
Continue reading Cracking down on contract cheating
Scam. It’s a word that you hear in the media, and something that you hope will never happen to you. The truth is that no one is immune from falling victim to a scam; everyone is vulnerable.
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Have you heard about Student Advocacy? If not, our Student Advocacy Officer will be visiting our CQUniversity Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane campuses next week and would like to catch up with you.
If you’ve never heard of Student Advocacy before, here’s why you might want to make an appointment…
Continue reading Advocacy, advice and all things in between
Earlier this week, Tropical Cyclone Debbie crossed the North Queensland coast between Airlie Beach and Bowen as a category four system. Impacts from this weather event have also been felt throughout Queensland and parts of NSW. Heavy rainfall, flash flooding and strong winds resulted in multiple campus closures, leaving many of you wondering where to from here?
Keep reading our special edition blog where we share some insights on support services available to help you navigate through this difficult time.
Continue reading Cyclone Care: Where to from here?