All about the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and do I need to pay it? This is a question students often ask teams like Student Advice and Student Success, so we thought we’d fill you in on all the details.

Here are our top five frequently asked questions about the SSAF…

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Use your voice: Opening up about mental health

On Tuesday, 7 May 2019 our Student Counselling team will be hosting University Mental Health Day (UMHD) events at a number of CQUni locations. To tell us more about UMHD, we’ve asked new Counsellor Glenn Ross to talk about this year’s theme ‘use your voice’, and to share some advice for anyone struggling with mental health issues.

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Stress less about referencing with these tips from the ALC

Are you dreading assessment submissions? Feeling anxious any time you think about Turnitin? You’re not alone! Referencing Related Stress (RRS) is a common condition among university students. It’s piling on unnecessary pressure and we need it to stop.

Lucky for all of us, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) has the perfect remedy – a concoction of tips to help you cure RRS and stress less about referencing.

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Seven Tips for Becoming a Time-Management Master

When it comes to study, time management is key but it’s not always easy. Sometimes our ability to master this skill is hindered by family, work or social commitments.

Before you start dreaming of owning a Tardis like Dr Who or a Time-Turner like Hermione Granger, try these simple time-management tips from the Academic Learning Centre (ALC)…

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Finding the balance

I studied at CQUniversity from 2007 to 2010, and completed a Bachelor of Health Promotion by distance. I really like the concept of empowering people to improve their health, and using tools such as policy, environments and community mobilisation to achieve this. I think health promotion has amazing potential to improve our health status in Australia and around the world, even though it is under-resourced. There have been some incredible successes over time – think of strategies such as seatbelts in cars, random breath testing, taxation and advertising restrictions on tobacco, and increasing the availability of healthy food in school canteens. The improvement to health from these initiatives is fantastic.

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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:

  • A scholarship to attend the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum (Paris, France, 20 – 23 May 2019)
  • A scholarship to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) (Geneva, Switzerland, 20 – 24 May 2019)

Applications close Sunday, 17 March at midnight AEDT. 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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Highlights of Orientation

Orientation footage from a dozen campuses across four states created a real buzz on our socials last week. It was great to watch our support services, campus life teams, and academic staff spring into action as we welcomed students to the many information sessions, market stalls and social events happening at each location.

With so much great footage, we felt we had to recap some of the best content with you. Here are our highlights of Orientation…

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Four reasons to download the CQUniMobile app

At CQUniversity, we’re dedicated to improving the student experience, and that extends to all our services, systems and applications – including our mobile app!

After an extensive student consultation process last year, we’ve made improvements based on your feedback. So everything you need to be a successful student is just one touch away.

Here are our top four reasons to download the CQUniMobile app…

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Six reasons to love the ALC

During the first weeks of term, we often realise just how busy life at university can be. It’s normal to find yourself asking questions like ‘where do I start?’, ‘what does this all mean?’ or ‘can I even do this?’. Lucky for all of us, there is lots of support available.

The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) has a number of ways to help you find your feet, and stay on top of your studies. Keep reading for our top reasons why you’ll love the ALC this term…

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