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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

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

Wondering if studying while you have children is the right step? Be inspired by Sarah. After spending four years focused on her growing family, she decided that the time was right pursue her passion by starting her first degree in Pharmacy.

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.

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.

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I studied pharmacy 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

 

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.

Explore our 2019 courses

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

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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 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.

How Naomi studied a teaching degree while working full time

Wondering if it’s possible to balance study and family? It's a question Naomi asked herself before starting a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood). Turns out you can. She did her teaching degree while working, having her third baby and moving interstate. Read on to see how she overcame the challenges of studying teaching as a busy working mum. 

TEP helped me gain entry into Nursing

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