Applying for a scholarship the second time around

Have you applied for a scholarship in the past and been unsuccessful? Don’t be discouraged! Scholarships are highly competitive, but there are opportunities to reapply.

Our tips on how to prepare a stellar scholarship application are a great place to start when applying for a scholarship for the first time, but if you’ve been knocked back before, it can be difficult to know what to do next.

Keep reading for our advice on how to make your application stand out, the second time around…

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11 Ways to polish your assignment so it shines

So, you’ve planned, researched and written your assignment. There’s still one important stage of the writing process to complete before you hit the submit button. Polishing your assignment is just as important as the other stages. Here’s some sparkling tips on putting the finishing touches on your work from the Academic Learning Centre (ALC).

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CQUniversity Bucket List: 60 Things Every Student MUST Do

Interested to be part of the activities at CQUni? The activities you get involved in at university have a huge impact on your life.

With so many opportunities available, we asked our student experts (CQUni graduates and staff) to share the CQUni activities that help you make the most of your time at uni, and have the biggest impact on your life. Continue reading CQUniversity Bucket List: 60 Things Every Student MUST Do

The Dos and Don’ts of Mid-term break: Focus, speaking up and binge-watching

Maintaining your focus – it can be tough when you have new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy calling your name or ‘urgent’ text messages on your phone. I have it on good authority that the deafening silence of a quiet household once the kids have gone back to school is also a high-quality distraction.

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What you need to know about GOAL

shutterstock_174215792.jpgTerm has started, settling-in time is over, and you’re probably beginning to feel a bit of pressure as your first assessment tasks start coming together.

Sometimes asking for help can be a daunting task, but, never fear, GOAL is here. If you haven’t heard of GOAL before, here’s what you need to know…

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Feel like you’ve forgotten something? The next steps: enrol, get organised, find a bargain!

Stop. Do you hear that? It’s the eerie sound of a busy mind rummaging around for study reminders and finding none. Term is finished. Assessments have been submitted. Exams have been sat. Congratulations, you’ve survived your first term at university.

You might feel a little tired. In fact you probably need to nap for a week. And you definitely feel like you’ve forgotten something. But that’s only because these last few weeks have been a strictly choreographed routine of checking, rechecking, crossing t’s and dotting i’s, then checking again.

Now that you don’t need to revise and re-organise your life every hour like a paranoid conspiracy theorist, it’s time to unwind and prepare for the next steps (that’s right, there’s more).

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Marking sheets, questions and coping: What to do when the hard work is done

Every time I submit an assignment, I get the same feeling. The submission can be hours early, days even, and I’ll still wrestle with last-minute nerves. There’s a flurry of panic as I think about the effort, the painstaking detail, not to mention the mental and emotional energy that’s been invested into this single piece of work. Did I do it all justice? Did I miss anything? Talk about stressful.

After going through all this, it’s easy to want to move on to your next assessment and never look back. But you’re not finished, not really. We all understand the importance of feedback but we don’t always take the time to use this feedback effectively. Keep reading for my tips on what to do when the hard work is done.

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Keeping it together and facing Week 7

So you’ve survived past break week, and now as the second half of term begins, you’re probably starting to realise you have more than one assessment due date approaching.

If your start of term excitement has turned into an end of term panic, keep reading for my tips on keeping it together and facing Week 7!

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Assessment writing and little victories

This week I’m going to talk to you about an ongoing challenge that all students face. It’s a challenge that I personally find both frustrating and fulfilling. There’s something very satisfying about submitting a piece of work that you’re proud of. That pride often stems from simply making it across the finish line. Always celebrate the little victories.

Assessments are why we’re really here. Many will argue we’re here to learn, that goes without saying, but more than that we’re here at university to demonstrate learning. Believe me, you will need to demonstrate a lot of it before you finish your degree. So why not turn this challenge into an opportunity?

Read on for my #How2Uni tips to tackling assessment writing.

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Roadblocks and dinosaurs

Starting university is a really eye-opening experience, especially when you plan to study online. If you’re anything like me, you will discover many new things about yourself during those first few weeks, things like you’re terribly unorganised, or you’re prone to the occasional existential crisis.

I’m Mae. I’ve recently graduated from CQUniversity and during my first year I discovered both of these things about myself. I also found that I can be super skilled at making things harder than they need to be. To help you avoid making the same mistakes, I’m going to share my #How2Uni tips for overcoming roadblocks in the lead up to your first term.

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