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Clever ways to complete your degree sooner

Just because you’re jogging, doesn’t mean you’re not enjoying the journey!

Four ways to impress on your professional placement at Deloitte

Find out what makes a professional placement student shine. 

Stop digital burnout in its tracks

Communications technology, such as computers, smartphones and tablets are a necessary part of university student life. It’s our digital footprints on online learning management systems, social media, email and other digital communications platforms that allow us to live two lives: one in person and one online. But, we need to remember that our devices were designed to make studying easier and to enrich our university experience – not to take over our lives. So if you feel exhausted by your emails and stressed out by your Snapchat, it might be time to take a look at your digital consumption habits to make sure you’re not heading for tech burnout.

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.

Chantal's organisation hacks for uni

Adjusting to the pace of uni study can be difficult, particularly if you’ve taken time out for a gap year, to start your career, or to raise a family. Being disorganised can be a deal-breaker for uni success, but it doesn’t come naturally to all of us. CDU Tertiary Enabling Program graduate and current Education degree student (and former efficiency amateur), Chantal Jennison, recently shared her tips to get – and stay – organised for study.

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Making the most of opportunities in business and accounting

Whether you’re already on your pathway to a career in business or considering whether studying accounting could be right for you, taking hold of every opportunity - such as professional placements while you’re studying - can help you rocket towards success. Jusk ask Kylie Taylor. As an Account Director with Deloitte, her career at Deloitte Private has given her the opportunity to work across Australia and experience a diverse range of clients and industries. 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.  

Six quick tips to de-stress

Stress expresses itself in many different ways: feelings of overwhelming anxiety, a quickened heart rate, that queasy feeling in your stomach, or a tension headache that just won’t go away. However your stress rears its ugly head, you have the ability to shut it down in minutes with these quick tips.

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.

Explore our 2020 courses

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

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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.

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.

Student snack: chia power puddings

Bright minds need the right nourishment to learn effectively, maintain concentration, enhance memory and power through marathon study sessions. And starting the day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast can help keep your energy levels up for everything else you do through the day - working, taking care of your family, volunteering, spending time with friends...

How to #getorganised for study

You’ve just started the new semester, textbooks in tow. It’s now time to #getorganised to prep yourself for a productive few months!

Six tips for balancing work and study

The option to study and work has many benefits but it also comes with challenges. Equip yourself to navigate the tough times to successfully reach your goals.  

Spotify study playlists

Music is a brilliant source for motivation! It can help to elevate your mood and reduce perceived effort. We've compiled some study playlists to help get you in the groove of studying. 

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.

What's for dinner? Food for thought

If you're busy with study, work, family or all three, you need to take care of your self by nourishing your body and brain; without spending hours in the kitchen or a small fortune on so-called superfoods. We're kicking off our 'What's for Dinner?' series by hearing some advice on preparing quick and nutritious meals to boost your brain power!

Top four time saving apps to make technology work for you

Let’s all admit it; we spend way too much time on our phones. Technology is always telling you there’s another video to watch, email to read or notification to clear. All of which seemingly take up much of your well-deserved leisure time. Who’s controlling who here? 

Super student smoothie

Bright minds need the right nourishment to learn effectively, maintain concentration, enhance memory and power through marathon study sessions. And starting the day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast can help keep your energy levels up for everything else you do through the day - working, taking care of your family, volunteering, spending time with friends...

Top three study tips

Mix it up While some people say find a quiet space and stick to it, cognitive scientists say that mixing the space you study in helps with memory and retaining information more effectively. Memory is coloured by our senses – sights, smells, sounds and changes in your study space  can  increase the likelihood of remembering what you’ve learned. So next time you’re at the library, choose a different spot, a different desk, a different outlook.  Or find a quiet spot at your local café, or another room in your house. It can make all the difference.