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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8 Weeks to Uni – Share your experience and help new students

If you could go back in time to when you started uni, what advice would you give yourself?​

8 Weeks to Uni is a CQUniversity project, delivered online, which aims to help students transition to university – and we need your help.

We’re developing content for the 8 Weeks to Uni course and we want to hear the real, raw and honest truth about what you think a new student should know.

To get this feedback, Project lead Malcolm Burt will be touring a number of CQUni campuses in August and September to interview current students.

This is your chance to give back and help new students in their transition to university life. The touring schedule is:

  • Mackay Ooralea campus – Monday, 12 August
  • Townsville campus – Wednesday, 14 August
  • Sydney campus – Monday, 19 August
  • Melbourne campus – Tuesday, 20 August
  • Perth Campus – Monday, 26 August
  • Bundaberg campus – Monday, 9 September

Contact Malcolm at m.burt@cqu.edu.au and organise a time for a quick interview.

Interviews should take no more than 5 minutes of your time, and you’ll be contributing to research to improve the new student experience at CQUniversity.

Can’t make it to a campus? Interviews can also be arranged online by contacting Malcolm at m.burt@cqu.edu.au.

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 200 alumni 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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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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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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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 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) in New York, USA in March 2020.
  • A scholarship to attend the 2019 UNFCCC Climate Talks (COP25) in Santiago, Chile in December 2019.

Applications close Sunday, 4 August 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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The when and where of grades release

Certification of Grades refers to the date that final grades or interim results are released to students. On this date, a process occurs during which the final grades or interim results for each HE unit are released for that term.

The Certification of Grades date for each term can be found in the Key Dates calendar of the CQUni Handbook.

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about Certification of Grades…

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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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6 Pro tips for exam preparation

Exams are never passed by accident. Effective preparation takes time, effort and to a large extent, understanding what works best for you.

Do you need help preparing for an upcoming exam? Here are our top tips, thanks to the team at the Academic Learning Centre…

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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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