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    What kind of student support can I get at CDU?

    Starting university is an exciting time as you immerse yourself in new surroundings, meet new people and take on study challenges. However, it’s normal to feel anxious. How will you adapt to university? Will you make friends? How will you cover all your fees? Let's take a look at all the ways CDU can support you on your journey. 

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    A parent's simple guide to university admissions

    As a parent you play an important role in helping your child to make decisions about the educational path they’ll take and helping them understand the admissions process. But first you need to understand it yourself. The process has likely changed since you were a school leaver, so let's break down how it works these days.

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    Parents, here's how to help your teen through Year 12 

    Year 12 can be a stressful time for both you and your teenager. Study, final exams, and decisions about further education can feel overwhelming, and it's easy to forget how stressful this chapter of life can be. But it doesn’t have to be! With some simple strategies and teamwork, Year 12 can be memorable for all the right reasons.

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    5 signs you're ready for postgraduate study

    Deciding to study a postgraduate degree can feel like a big step, but it comes with a whole heap of benefits both personally and professionally. Whether you're interested in research or just progressing at work, if you're considering any sort of postgrad experience, check out our tips to know if you're in the right frame of mind to begin. 

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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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    Year 12 survival tips: Optimise your study space

    We put so much time and energy into studying during Year 12, so let’s get the most out of it! Maximise your productivity by adjusting how and where you get it all done. Follow these tips on how to create the ultimate study space to set yourself up for success.

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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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  • CDU student Matt North studying on his laptop with his wife next to him

    6 ways to find support for your studies

    If there’s one thing we hear from students time and again, it’s that support makes or breaks their study experience. Uncover the different ways you can stay motivated, focused and on-track with your studies.

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    How I study with kids: CDU mums share their tips

    As the saying goes, 'if you need something done, ask a busy mum'. And it's certainly true of CDU students that are mums studying an online degree with kids at home. Here, four students - who are also mums - share their top tips and insights on making time for study.

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