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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Think about the big picture at our CQUni Careers Fair

Careers Fair is an annual tradition at CQUniversity. The online and on-campus events are a once-a-year opportunity to find out what employers are looking for, how to create an impressive resume, key strategies for a successful interview, and what career opportunities exist in different sectors.

All students are welcome. Whatever you are studying, TAFE or Uni, online or on-campus, take a break from lectures and assignments, and think about the real reason you are here – your career!

Careers Fair is happening between 18 – 27 March, with events on different days for different study areas. Keep reading for our top three reasons why you should attend…

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The when and where of grades release

Term 3 has officially come to a close, and we are now eagerly awaiting Certification of Grades and the release of overall results. Term 3 2018 Certification of Grades will occur on Friday, 8 March 2019, and as always this will be a busy day for our student systems.

Here’s what happens at Certification of Grades…

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Caffeine, Snacks and a Few Secrets

University is like a head spin you get when you stand up too quickly. You have no clue what just happened and the experience is a bit of a blur. However, unlike a head spin, university is a wonderful, challenging and worthwhile experience where you get the chance to learn, make new friends, and receive outstanding opportunities.

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Carve your own path to the summit

Starting out at university is a daunting, exciting, challenging, rewarding experience. For most new students, there are a lot of mixed emotions. I certainly felt unsure when I started, but I found as I completed each assignment, I gained confidence and new skills. I uncovered some of the secrets to success.

I’ve been thinking about my journey since I graduated last year, and how the secrets I uncovered weren’t about writing academically or researching better (although those skills are important too!). I think the best way to explain is to share my journey with you…

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