All university students are busy, but 2018 CDU Indigenous Valedictorian Mark Munnich takes having a hectic schedule to new heights. Mark was the NT Young Achiever of the Year in 2017, the Ambassador for the Office of Indigenous Student Support at CDU, is 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. Mark is now also a Bachelor of Laws graduate and was nominated as Indigenous Valedictorian of his graduating class. Here is Mark's speech.
Beth Cooper is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Canberra; passionate about Australian history, design, communication and solving community development issues. Last year, she moved to Darwin to pursue her life goals; kick-starting her study dreams with CDU's free Tertiary Enabling program. Coming from a line of strong women, Beth is the first person in her family to go to university and is currently pursuing a combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degree in the hope to become a workers’ rights advocate. We caught up with her to celebrate her first High Distinction grade and to hear about her story.
Rikki Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering* from CDU in May 2018. She was nominated by her lecturers as a valedictorian for her outstanding personal achievements and academic record. Here's her full graduation speech, where she shares her determination to create a better future for her family. * This course has been replaced by the Bachelor of Engineering Science.
Meet Kelly, an external student who will be graduating in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science. Read how she has taken study head-on while moving interstate and what motivates her to keep on with her studies.
If you are thinking about tackling a university degree, you probably have a few questions or barriers preventing you from taking the plunge and getting started.
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.
When Chandu de Silva was on maternity leave caring for her one-month-old son, Riyon, she decided, when the time came, she wanted to return to the workforce as a biomedical engineer.
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.
Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Honours, Masters… errrrm?
We'll let you in on a little secret: there is life after your ATAR results. If you didn't get the ATAR result you needed, don't let it stop you from kicking your goals! Going to university isn't always a smooth and straight road; there are many ways to get there. So, it's time to take a roadtrip of a different kind. Below are some options to knock down those barriers between you and your desired qualification.
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.
Irene is a CDU student, who once thought going to uni wasn't on the cards. Here's her story.
The path to university study isn’t always linear. Not everybody goes straight from high school into higher education.