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Katie's studies abroad: Applying learnings from a Fijian adventure

Taking your studies outside the classroom can enrich your knowledge with real-world insights and understanding. And taking yourself even further out of your everyday - say, to live and study overseas for a semester - can bestow benefits such as learning another language, experiencing another culture, meeting new people, personal growth and having a great adventure. If you share Katie’s hunger for adventure, learning new things and exploring different cultural perspectives, but you’re not sure how to take the next step to pursue your passion; read on to discover how you can experience life and study in a different country.

How I tacked my biggest study challenge

Studying at university can be the incredibly rewarding path to achieving your biggest career and lifestyle goals. But it's not always smooth sailing! If you're worried about how you'll juggle study with work and family, maintaining motivation or even (gulp) failing; you're not alone. Check out some of our students' biggest study challenges and how they're overcoming them.

I want to change the world: Taking a new global perspective home

Ready to turn your passion for positive change, humanitarianism and helping others into a rewarding career? Hear how one CDU student is getting hands-on experience in the field at this year’s Engineers Without Borders Design Summit in India.

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.

Forging your career path through study: Talal's experience

When you’re mapping a path to achieve your career goals, you’ll likely be looking at a university and a degree that can help you land a full-time job pretty quickly after graduation. But what if you could accelerate things a bit? Talal Sabri chose to study Master of Accounting (Professional Practice) at CDU because of the program’s work-experience component. Thanks to his determination, Talal was offered a full-time position even before his graduation.

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

If you are thinking about tackling a university degree, you probably have a few questions or barriers preventing you from taking the plunge and getting started.

A subsidy to study: an introduction to HECS‑HELP

Concerned about the cost of studying? Here’s what you need to know about getting a subsidy on your fees and minimising upfront costs.

Video: Advice from a Dad on Studying a Degree

Studying as a parent has its own set of challenges and rewards. If you’re a parent thinking of taking on a degree, check out this short video from one of our students on being a father, husband and casual employee while studying at uni. 

Explore our 2018 courses

Looking to start study this year? Explore our courses on offer from health, business, education, science, arts and more.

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Tackling real-world challenges with engineering

If you’ve always had an interest in science, maths and technology, see how you can apply these theories to practical challenges and help shape a better future.       

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

If there were one thing you could change to make the future better, what would it be?

When a profession is your passion: Ajit's story

Accounting has always been a passion for Ajit Shinde. In his early twenties Ajit studied a 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. "You need to know what you love doing and then everyday of your life is a blessing," reflects Ajit. Here’s what else the CDU alumnus had to say…

Clever ways to complete your degree sooner

Just because you’re jogging, doesn’t mean you’re not enjoying the journey!

High school vs University

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

Find out what makes a professional placement student shine. 

Too many universities to choose from?

Not sure what university to choose? Feeling like a kid in candy store? Or a hipster in a Melbourne laneway cafe?

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.

Why now is the right time to further your education

Whether for professional development or to reach that lofty state of self-actualisation, there has never been a better time to further your education. But sometimes there seem to be so many obstacles standing in the way: no unis near you, competing life commitments, or fear of chasing your dreams. Read on to find out how to overcome these barriers and find out why now really is the right time to study.

Get hands-on in environmental science whilst studying online

Professor Jenny Davis is the Head of School of Environment. Jenny is a freshwater ecologist who has undertaken projects on freshwater biodiversity and wetland monitoring, management and conservation, in all Australian states and Malaysia (Sarawak). She has a passion for understanding the patterns and processes that characterise Australia’s iconic dryland and tropical rivers and wetlands.