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On track: sport, study and family life

Exercise and Sport Science student, professional athlete and new father, Jacob Schmid, talks about the dedication it takes to succeed across cycling, studying and fatherhood.

Making the most of opportunities in business and accounting

Kylie Taylor is Account Director in Deloitte’s Darwin office for Deloitte Private BAS (Business Advisory Services). She works closely with some of CDU’s business and accounting placement students, and is passionate about spreading the positive impact a career in accounting can make to businesses and communities. 

Being afraid effectively: Cross-cultural perspectives on disaster risk reduction

Fear is generally considered a negative emotion. But while fear can be sometimes irrational and keep you from chasing your dreams, it can also keep you safe and prevent you from putting yourself in danger and taking unmitigated risks.

How to have the confidence to study something new

Deciding to finally start that degree you’ve always desired or one day realising that you want a change of career is undoubtedly a little daunting. We understand that before you decide to pursue your passion, you need to feel confident that you’re making the right decision. There are many things to consider including your interests, goals, strengths and whether you’re committed to taking the road untraveled. 

Needing inspiration? Check out this 'My Story' doco

Hear from some amazing women from around the world who now call Darwin home. This recent Darwin Community Arts project showcases five stories of inspiring and courageous women who migrated to Australia, studied at Charles Darwin University and established their lives and careers in the Northern Territory. The project was initiated by Creative Producer Silpi Dhungana Pant and filmed by her husband, Nitesh Raj Pant, who is currently studying Tourism at CDU. Within two days of publishing on social media, it reached more than 10,000 views globally. 'My Story' is the video documentary based on the life story of courageous, independent and inspiring women of our community here in Northern Territory.  

Are you thinking of studying, but not sure which course is the one for you?

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Tips to succeed as a postgrad parent

Starting a postgraduate degree as a working parent may seem daunting at first, but before you file it in the “too hard” basket, read our tips to make study and parenthood doable.

Nathaniel's flexible approach to uni

CDU student Nathaniel shares why you don't always need to have perfect plans before you start, you just need to start.

Step-by-step guide: how to enrol

You’ve received your offer to study with CDU: Congratulations on taking the next step to shape a better future. So what’s next? Before you hit the books you will need to set yourself up as a student and enrol in the units you want to study. Have your student ID ready (you received this with your offer) and set aside some time to go through these important steps.

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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Why I pursued my passion after having a child

We caught up with Sarah during O-Week just one hour before her exam for a Summer Semester course! She’s been focused on her growing family over the last four years and has decided that now is the right time to pursue her passion by starting her first degree.

Top five things you did not know about exercise and sport

 

Why I changed careers at 30

Daniel had a career in banking, but after eight years he realised that it wasn't the career for him. He shares how he decided to put passion ahead of profession and instead study his hobby.

I studied to make a local impact

Samuel Keitaanpaa has spent the last few years studying pharmacy, but hasn’t waited until completing his studies to start creating positive change and making plans to shape a better future for healthcare in the Northern Territory. Here's his story...

How to choose between a certificate, diploma and other qualifications

Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Honours, Masters… errrrm?

Video: What are you going to do to shape a better future?

At CDU, we're passionate about creativity, sustainability, social justice and collective effort.

Seven tips to succeed as a postgrad dad

Starting a postgraduate degree as a working dad may seem daunting at first, but before you file it in the “too hard” basket, read our tips to make study and fatherhood do-able.

Didn't get the ATAR you were expecting? No worries.

We'll let you in on a little secret: there is life after your ATAR results. If you didn't get the ATAR result you needed, don't let it stop you from kicking your goals! Going to university isn't always a smooth and straight road; there are many ways to get there. So, it's time to take a roadtrip of a different kind. Below are some options to knock down those barriers between you and your desired qualification.

Key dates explained

Applying to university can seem daunting. You might find some confusing terms or university speak that you haven’t come across before such as ‘equal consideration date’. But don’t let that stand in your way to pursuing your passion; it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

The one solution to most problems

Wish there was one solution to solve all your problems? Well there just might be! Dr Simon Moss explores the concept and benefits of 'future clarity' at a recent TEDxDarwin talk.

Should I go straight to uni or take a gap year?

Mind the gap! Or, don’t.