SEARCH WEBSITE

Student Life of Carlos Ocampo

International student from Colombia, Carlos Bravo Ocampo found his way to Australia on a scholarship and is studying a Master of Human Resource Management at our CQUniversity Melbourne campus. He shares what he has learnt about living and studying in Australia, his favourite places and facilities on campus and being involved with the Campus Life Committee.

Student Life of Carlos Ocampo

Transcript

My name is Carlos Alberto Bravo Ocampo. I come from Bogota, which is the capital city of Colombia, my country. And currently I study my Master Degree in Human Resource Management. I chose Australia because of its economic development, also because of its multiculturalism and good academic performance.
I decided to study at CQUni because the university has a good position in the world universities ranking. Also the academic staff who are well qualified help us to develop all our academic skills that will help us to achieve all our commitments.  Arriving to Australia is a quite huge challenge. Adapting to a new language was very difficult. However, the university has different programs to improve your skills and to help you feel well.
Now it's much better to me.I got a scholarship at Central Queensland University because of my high performance in my bachelor's degree. Now I can study and afford all my expenses here thanks to the University. The University has different programs of sports, culture and hobbies that everyone can join. The Campus Life Committee, CLC, basically strive to improve the life quality of the students in academic and non-academic rewards. The University has different facilities that help you to develop your academic performance. We have the library, we have the computer labs, we have all the spaces to do our hobbies and get rid of some stress.
My favourite place in the University is definitely the library. There, I can make all my research. Also there you can find laptops and the academic stuff is going to help you to make all your research.
Also, when we are stressed, we can have fun in the student lounge. There, we can play ping pong, mingle with friends or play FIFA.
The best thing of Central Queensland University is the diversity. When you study with people from different parts of the world, you'll start to develop your own skills like time management, tolerance and you broaden your scope how to see people. It's fantastic. You can learn from all the cultures in only one place. It's located just in the heart of the CBD, that's why it's so accessible for students that live all around the city.
Melbourne is one of the best cities to live in the world. I think it's because of the multiculturalism, the architecture, the restaurant that you can find food from everywhere also. The natural spaces that are around the city like beaches or natural parks are very good to students that want to enjoy their free time.