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The online student’s guide to the library

So, you’ve made the decision to study your degree online, but you’re a bit confused about how to access library resources as a distance learner. After all, how can you borrow a book when you can’t visit the library?

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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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CDU student Nicholas Glincitsis in the library

A $25,000 scholarship eased the pressure

Five students share how a scholarship from CDU helped with the cost of study, from paying for text books to paying down student loans. 

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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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Why you should be setting SMART goals for uni

One of the most important things you can do in the early stages of your university journey is to define your long and short term goals. These will keep you focused and motivated. 

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Preparing for your studies: creating your study space

Finding the best place to study is one of the most important things you'll do when starting or returning to uni. Read these top tips for creating the ideal study space. 

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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?

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Growing gratitude

Gratitude – the appreciation of the good things that happen in life - is an essential part of building resilience. When you’re going through a tough time it can be hard to remember to be grateful for the good stuff, but there’s a stack of benefits that can be gained from working gratitude into your everyday life.

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How to reduce stress in the hours leading up to an exam

Exams can be a very stressful time, even if you’ve spent the whole semester planning and revising. We’ve put together a few tips to help control your stress levels in the hours leading up to an exam.

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Meg Parry - Environmental Sciences Honors student

5 top tips on being an eco-friendly student

We know: you’re studying, maybe working, maybe have a family, you socialise and have many, many commitments. Being green probably isn’t high on your priority list. But, it should be!

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