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Clever ways to complete your degree sooner

http://study.cdu.edu.au/courses/summer-semesterJust because you’re jogging, doesn’t mean you’re not enjoying the journey!

Driving success in VET + working with the V8s!

Through CDU’s VET for Secondary Students, Zach was able to start studying a Light Automotive Certificate whilst he was in high school. This is his story about giving 100% and making the most of his opportunities.

Get hands-on in environmental science whilst studying online

Professor Jenny Davis is the Head of School of Environment. Jenny is a freshwater ecologist who has undertaken projects on freshwater biodiversity and wetland monitoring, management and conservation, in all Australian states and Malaysia (Sarawak). She has a passion for understanding the patterns and processes that characterise Australia’s iconic dryland and tropical rivers and wetlands.

Stop digital burnout in its tracks

Let’s face it – in 2017, 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.

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

Hear from Kylie Taylor of Deloitte about CDU Business School’s professional placements.

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.

Newborn and new career path: how Chandu did it

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.

Explore our 2017 courses

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

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How I found my way back to nursing

Student spotlight: Danielle Armstrong - Bachelor of Nursing (2016)

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.

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!

Q&A with a working mum who took on study

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

Balancing work and study: how Kat did it

Want to study and continue working but want to know if it’s possible? Kat Ferguson-Acompora gives her tips on how she went from completing a diploma to starting a degree and working fulltime.  By Kat Ferguson-Acompora

Preparing for your studies: creating your study space

There are many challenges you may face when starting or returning to University. One of these is finding the best place to study. 

10 effective time management strategies for uni students and adult learners

Time management is increasingly challenging for adult learners who juggle different priorities in life such as academic studies, work, and family. Time management plays an important role for university students, because the ability to prioritise is the key to maintaining a harmonious and balanced lifestyle. Good time management brings plentiful benefits that will make things easier for you, your friends, and family. 

How much time do I need to study?

Are you wondering whether you have the time to balance study with other important commitments in your life such as work, family and friends?