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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.

Studying Exercise and Sport Science

Andrew Otten and Jason Porplyzia tell us how they balance playing professional AFL for the Adelaide Crows with 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 

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.

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How I'm pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a teacher

We all have that one teacher who stays with us for life. You remember their lessons and support like it was yesterday. And now that you're all grown up, you want to be just like them. When Kelsey started studying teaching, she was in the same shoes. Read on to see how she studied her Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) online to become a Year 1 teacher in her home town in regional South Australia. 

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.

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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.

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.

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.