7 Ways you can win the war against procrastination

At one time or another we all procrastinate. Some people are able to nip this time-waster in the bud before it gets out of control, while some of us are Olympic- level dawdlers.

If you’d like to know how to get your procrastination in check (or if you have an assignment to write and you’re looking for a distraction), the Academic Learning Centre is here to help.

Read on for our seven ways to win the war against procrastination…

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Your New Student Initiation

With all the confusion and excitement of new student life, we bet you haven’t even had the chance to figure out what you’re supposed to be doing, let alone how you go about achieving it. Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

Welcome to your new student initiation – your checklist for the must-dos and must-sees to make you the very best CQUni student you can be.

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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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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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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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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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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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