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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.

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. 

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. 

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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.

Celebrating our graduates' success

Congratulations to our May/June graduates of 2017. We wish you all the best in pursuing your passion and helping to shape a better future!

Explore our 2017 courses

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

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The Humanitarian Design Summit: Everything I was expecting and more.

 

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.

A balancing act - professional AFL players studying Exercise and Sport Science

Andrew Otten and Jason Porplyzia tell us how they balance playing professional AFL for the Adelaide Crows studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science online with CDU.

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.  

How I found my way back to nursing

Student spotlight: Danielle Armstrong - Bachelor of Nursing (2016)

How Sam went from bridging course to PhD

Sam Keitaanpaa didn’t always plan to go to university. After Year 12, he travelled to the UK to work for a year, before returning home to Australia to work in retail. It was then that Sam realised that a career in healthcare was what he really wanted to pursue.

My passion for teaching started when I was in school

Kelsey Armstrong - Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)

Two friends making positive change

We caught up with Rebekah and Liezl during O-Week to hear how they plan to create positive change with their university degrees.

Nathaniel's flexible approach to uni

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

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.

O-Week chat with Lily Trinh

We caught up with Lily during O-Week to hear her plans and motivations for uni as a high school leaver.