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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.

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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.

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.

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 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...

After four degrees, I found my passion in Law

Caitlin Marshall studied Law online with CDU, graduating with First Class Honours. After trying her hand at a few other different degrees, she was compelled to chase her dream in Law.

How I spent a semester studying in Indonesia

Did you know that you could complete some of your studies overseas? And that there are scholarships and grants available for this purpose? No? Yes? Either way read on to find out more about this great opportunity. Lara Whitehouse is currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Teaching, Humanities and Social Sciences majoring in Bahasa Indonesia and English Literature. She has a passion for the Bahasa language and wants to follow her goal of teaching in an international school, hopefully in Indonesia. Lara Whitehouse shares her story about studying overseas and the positive impact the experience had on her studies and personal life.

Kicking goals in exercise and sport science

Sam Gleadhill is the guy you want to know if you are keen to get the most out of your exercise routine. He knows what he is talking about. He is a certified weightlifting and strength and conditioning coach, has completed his Certificate III and IV in fitness and also has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree under his belt.

Nam Thien Tang: your future doctor of medicine

Nam Thien Tang is currently studying a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with CDU. Hear his tips on studying and his plans for the future.

How I got into the swing of study before starting uni

Felex Oryema completed our Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) in order to gain the skills to succeed at university after moving from Uganda. We asked him about his experience studying TEP, VET and Higher Education with CDU.

How I give back to students through the alumni network

Meet Calista Hudson who graduated with a Certificate III and IV in Fitness from CDU. Hear about her experience studying on campus at Casuarina and how she contributes back to CDU through the Alumni network.

Q&A with a working mum who took on study

Wondering if it’s possible to balance study and family?

How Irene took the leap from high school to university

Irene is a CDU student, who once thought going to uni wasn't on the cards.

The ride of my life: Kerry’s story

Do you pay attention to the talents other people see in you? For Kerry, a comment from her children’s school principal started her on the ride of her life.