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Student Readiness Program

Student Readiness is a tailored support program with a personalised approach to guiding students through their first term of university study. We understand that the first term of study at any university can be a challenging experience. The Student Readiness team aims to provide additional support and guidance to commencing students. Our focus is on ensuring that you understand the support services available to you, and connecting you with the right people when help is needed.

A range of identifiers are considered before students are contacted by the Student Readiness team, for example, the distance a student is living from the nearest CQUniversity campus. Students who are identified are then contacted proactively throughout the term, to ensure they are given the best possible chance of achieving their academic goals.

Students who are contacted by a Student Readiness Advisor can discuss their progress, along with any difficulties they may be having with their studies at that time. The Advisor will then recommend relevant resources, support services or specific staff members who can help resolve any issues. Advisors can also assist students to connect with support services via direct referrals where required.

Your first term will be a lesson in CQUniversity systems and processes, just as much as it will be about learning unit content. If you are contacted by the Student Readiness team, we will help you to understand what is required of you in order to become a successful, independent learner. These contacts are not obtrusive, an appointment can be made with an Advisor at a later time or the information can be emailed, if this is preferred. We encourage all students who are contacted by the Student Readiness team to take full advantage of this program and any referrals that are made to support services.

Not all students will be contacted by the Student Readiness team. If you are not contacted, this simply means that you have not been identified as being in need of further assistance. All support services are still available to you and the Student Advice Team can assist you, if you have any uncertainty about what support services are available or how to access a particular service.

CQUniversity values the academic and personal wellbeing of all students and every effort will be made to connect you with the right service, regardless of if you are part of the Student Readiness program. For more information, please feel free to contact us.