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Launchpad is a place where you can get answers to some of the big questions you may have. Find the answers you need to help you launch into your new world of study with confidence.

Q&A with a working mum who took on study

Wondering if it’s possible to fit study in with your busy lifestyle? Naomi studied online while working, having her third baby and moving interstate

Launchpad is a place where you can get answers to some of the big questions you may have. Find the answers you need to help you launch into your new world of study with confidence.

Decisions… decisions… Choosing the right course for you

Six real uni students on why they chose their courses, what attracted them to CDU and how they found the jump from high school to uni life.

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Forging your career path through study: Talal's experience

Six reasons not to study at university and how to switch that thinking

A subsidy to study: an introduction to HECS‑HELP

Video: Advice from a Dad on Studying a Degree

Tackling real-world challenges with engineering

Kyaw's Pathway to Study

If you’re dreaming of a degree but not sure if you have the English or other skills to succeed at university, check out Kyaw’s story. 

Video: One change to make the future better

When a profession is your passion: Ajit's story

Accounting has always been a passion for Ajit Shinde. In his early 20s Ajit studied Master of Accounting (Professional Practice) at CDU Darwin Waterfront. Today he works as a senior auditor and helps students overcome barriers during their professional practice placements.

It's not what you start with: Mark's journey

Who is the NT’s Young Achiever of the Year 2017, an ambassador for the Office of Indigenous Student Support, a volunteer with the Bilata Indigenous Pathways Program, a member of the Winkiku Rrumbangi Indigenous Lawyers Association, a Treasurer of the NT AIDS and Hepatitis Council and the youngest board member of Danila Dilba Health Service? The answer is simple - Mark Munnich, a man who dropped out of year 10 and didn't finish high school. A few years later, Mark studies Bachelor of Laws, works full time as a legal educator and is cherished for his selfless contribution to the community.

Clever ways to complete your degree sooner

http://study.cdu.edu.au/courses/summer-semesterJust because you’re jogging, doesn’t mean you’re not enjoying the journey!

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Student snack: Nutritious nut bars

Bright minds need the right nourishment to learn effectively, maintain concentration, enhance memory and power through marathon study sessions. And starting the day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast can help keep your energy levels up for everything else you do through the day - working, taking care of your family, volunteering, spending time with friends...

Step outside of the classroom

The School of Environment field studies allow you to conduct research, and gain practical experiences within some of Australia’s most spectacular and diverse regions. There are also opportunities to take your studies internationally with some units located in the spectacular regions of Indonesia, Brazil or even the Galapagos Islands.

The low down: high school vs uni

Making the leap from high school to university can be like Harry Potter moving from his cupboard underneath the stairs to the Hogwarts Castle. Going between two completely different worlds!

Four ways to impress on your professional placement at Deloitte

Celebrating our graduates' success

Too many universities to choose from?

Driving success in VET + working with the V8s!

Through CDU’s VET for Secondary Students, Zach was able to start studying a Light Automotive Certificate whilst he was in high school. This is his story about giving 100% and making the most of his opportunities.