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Pathways to Uni

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    Year 12 survival tips: Learn the uni lingo

    Heading to university is a big change from high school, and it comes with a lot of words you won’t hear anywhere else. We’re here to explain some of the most important uni terms you should know, from A(TAR) to Z.

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    My 'Aha!' moment: Why I decided to apply to uni

    It can take months – or years – to decide whether to study at university, especially if life is busy with work, socialising and family commitments. Hear from these five students on what motivated them to take the final step and start studying.

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  • TEP and Team Aspire student Jubilee Weo at a computer

    Becoming a nurse against the odds: Meet Jubilee

    Jubilee Weo always dreamed of becoming a nurse and she’s let nothing stand in her way. Not even the fact that she didn't meet the prerequisites for a nursing degree.

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  • CDU student Matt North studying on his laptop in a park

    Online teaching degree with "loads" of prac: Meet Matt

    After finishing school without a HSC, Matt thought his dreams of becoming a teacher were dashed. But, thanks to a free bridging program, flexible online study and “loads of practical” through a teaching degree at Charles Darwin University, he’s set to return to school in his mid-20s.

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  • CDU student Joelene in Kakadu on environmental science placement

    Parenting and an evironmental science degree: Meet Joelen

    Inspired by a hike on the Larapinta Trail, Joelene set out to pursue a career in environmental sciences. At 27 weeks pregnant, Joelene completed a three hour exam and now credits her daughter for keeping her on track. 

     

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  • CDU student Malia studying online on her couch

    Malia overcame the odds to be an occupational therapist

    Studying her master’s degree in occupational therapy, Malia’s set to fulfill her goal of becoming an occupational therapist. Study combined with personal life experience means she’ll be very well qualified.

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  • CDU student Felix Oryema smiling

    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.

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  • CDU student Suzanne Van Engelenhoven holds a dumbell

    Suzanne was told she didn’t belong in the gym

    While Suzanne has always been physically active,  she'd never planned on turning her love for sport into a career. In fact, she never thought she'd go to university. Now, she's mid-way through an exercise and sport science degree, with the goal of becoming a physiotherapist. 

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    I'm the first in my family to go to uni: Beth's story

    Beth took the first step in her journey to becoming a lawyer, by completing CDU’s free Tertiary Enabling Program. These days, Beth is well on the way to achieving her dream; she’s finishing her law degree online, while working as a legal intern in Brisbane.

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