Thousands participate in Term 1 Orientation Week activities

03 March 2023

Thousands of new students have congregated on CQUniversity campuses nationwide to participate in Term 1 Orientation Week activities.

Events included on-campus and online information sessions as well as social events, held both online and physically at 10 campus locations.

Vice-President (Academic) Professor Michelle Bellingan said it was a joy to see so many students not only participate in face-to-face activities but also join in via online platforms.

“We had more than a thousand students turn up collectively to the welcome events held on campuses including in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville,” Professor Bellingan said.

“Students were provided with an opportunity to learn about support services including scholarships, counselling, academic support and course advice, and it was also wonderful to see our international students from a diverse range of countries back on campus.”

More than 10,000 single event bookings were registered for Orientation Week activities.

The new CQUniversity term officially starts on Monday, 6 March where thousands of new and returning students will commence their 2023 studies.

Overall new student numbers across the university footprint are trending well, with the most in-demand undergraduate courses being nursing, education (primary and secondary), paramedic science, psychology, business and information technology.