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Student Activities

As a student at CQUniversity, your time with us is not just about classes, assignments and exams. Every student has a variety of opportunities available to them, and these opportunities are designed to enhance and individualise your student experience.

We have a strong focus on engagement, social outreach and giving back to our many and diverse communities. Many of our courses incorporate local, national and global opportunities to voluntarily contribute to activities and social projects aligned to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). And as a student volunteer, you will gain invaluable experience and change the way you view the world.

Student Activities aligned to SDG's in 2019

Explore our student stories, partnerships and activities and see where our students have been volunteering and contributing to projects and initiatives aligned to the SDG's.

  • We continued our sponsorship of the Salaam Baalak Trust in New Delhi India, which provides volunteering opportunities for CQUniversity students and scholarships for street and working children in New Delhi.
  • We partnered with Roseberry QLD to host a three-day workshop at the Gladstone Marina Campus. CQUniversity students took part in the workshop aiming to tackle big issues for Queensland’s young people, as they explore and design concepts for tackling homelessness in the future
    • GGC Volunteers LTD: Our Physiotherapy students, all funded under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan, visited Vietnam and conducted clinics and therapy sessions within 10 different youth centres, charity clinics or schools.
    • Nepal's Fishtail Hospital: CQUniversity Bachelor of Nursing students shadowed staff at Nepal's Fishtail Hospital.exposing them to areas such as paediatrics, intensive care, medical and surgical, theatre, maternity, outpatient clinics, renal dialysis, accident and emergency, and medical imaging.They also provided health assessments and education to locals in a rural village.
    • A partnership with Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) and Mackay's student Chiropractic Clinic provided opportunities for clinical chiropractic students to gain experience by providing support and treatment to the elderly and homeless in Mackay.
    • CQUni clinical chiropractic students provided treatment to athletes participating in the Oceania Master Athletics Championships in Mackay.
  • Our Social Innovation Studio hosted a three-day workshop where students volunteered to work with disability not-for-profit organisation MultiCap to workshop future employment prospects for their clients.
  • We partnered with Clean Up Australia to remove waste from the urban and coastal environment

STUDENT VOLUNTEERING

Our students have local, national and global opportunities to voluntarily contribute to activities and initiatives that aligned to the SDGs. Explore our student volunteering activities from 2019 below.

    • New Colombo Plan, Indo-Pacific: our digital media students visited Malaysia as part of an inter-cultural exchange.
    • Thailand Rachawadee Disability Centre, Thailand: our physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology students worked with children from this Centre, providing allied health support.
    • Centre for Environment Education, India: our science, environmental science and digital media students visited Mahila Housing trust projects.
    • GGC Volunteers LTD: Our Physiotherapy students, all funded under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan, visited Vietnam and conducted clinics and therapy sessions within 10 different youth centres, charity clinics or schools.
    • Nepal's Fishtail Hospital: CQUniversity Bachelor of Nursing students shadowed staff at Nepal's Fishtail Hospital. exposing them to areas such as paediatrics, intensive care, medical and surgical, theatre, maternity, outpatient clinics, renal dialysis, accident and emergency, and medical imaging. They also provided health assessments and education to locals in a rural village.
  • A partnership with Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) and Mackay's student Chiropractic Clinic provided opportunities for clinical chiropractic students to gain experience by providing support and treatment to the elderly and homeless in Mackay.
  • CQUni clinical chiropractic students provided treatment to athletes participating in the  Oceania Master Athletics Championships in Mackay.
  • CQUni physiotherapy students took part in  Beach Day Out by assisting disabled children and paediatrics.
  • As part of the Mackay Athletics Carnival, our chiropractic students provided remedial treatment to games participants.
  • CQUni students were able to gain practical experience by assisting Ridgelands landholders with Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

At CQUniversity, we deliver educational outreach programs and activities such as lectures, demonstrations, presentations and displays. Many of these activities are driven by CQUni staff, and as a student, you may be involved in voluntary student-run initiatives during your time with us.

Explore the sample of the outreach activities undertaken in 2019 below.

  • CQUniversity has a widening participation strategy that aims to promote higher education to low socioeconomic, regional and remote, and indigenous school students and sees our CQUni Connect team partnering with schools to deliver programs outreach programs.
  • CQUniversity partners with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program to promote and support the educational aspirations of indigenous students.
  • CQUniversity students engage with police and community stakeholders in delivering a theatre production called Choices to year 12 high school students as part of the preparation for post year 12 celebrations.
  • CQUniversity hosted a Lego League Shaper event which allowed students to get hands-on experience in robotics
  • CQUniversity is a training partner in Project Booyah which provides educational opportunities for at-risk young people. It is a partnership between CQUniversity and the Queensland Police Force
  • CQUniversity partners with the Smith Family Learning for Life program. The Smith Family is a charity that supports financially disadvantaged young people with assistance in maintaining their educational aspirations.

Global outreach activities for 2019 include:

  • GGC Volunteers LTD: Our Physiotherapy students, all funded under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan, visited Vietnam and conducted clinics and therapy sessions within 10 different youth centres, charity clinics or schools.
  • Nepal's Fishtail Hospital: CQUniversity Bachelor shadowed staff at Nepal's Fishtail Hospital. Exposing them to areas such as paediatrics, intensive care, medical and surgical, theatre, maternity, outpatient clinics, renal dialysis, accident and emergency, and medical imaging.They also provided health assessments and education to locals in a rural village.
  • Funded by the New Colombo plan, CQUniversity students will perform in a Malaysian theatre production, assist Vietnamese health workers, or gain teaching experience in Mongolia or The Philippines, in projects running from 2019-2020.
  • Cambodian Children's Fund: CQUniversity Oral Health students provided dental services to impoverished children at schools during their trip to Cambodia. The project was run by the Cambodian Children's Fund and the People Improvement Organisation.
  • Antipodeans Abroad: Thailand's Rachawadee disability centres recently welcomed 16 of CQUniversity's Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise and Sports Science students. Students were able to work in multidisciplinary teams to work with residents who have a variety of significant physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

Scholarships, Mentoring, and Targeted Support

As a student at CQUniversity, you will find mentoring and scholarship opportunities available to you. These form part of our student support initiatives that help enhance your experience with us and your career opportunities when you graduate. Aligned to themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality these opportunities include women's access schemes. Explore a sample of the women's access schemes available in 2019.