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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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    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: 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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  • 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 Glinatsis 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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  • Joelene and Darcy Hertel

    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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  • Brittany Hayword Brown on field studies trip in Northern Australia

    I studied enviro science to make a difference: Meet Brittany

    When Brittany started a science degree after year 12, she wasn’t convinced it was for her. But a two-year travel stint changed that. She returned home with a new-found awareness of environmental issues and came back to CDU to finish the science degree she’d started. 

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    How volunteering enhanced my study experience: Meet Nilesh

    Volunteering has been shown to be hugely beneficial to university students, both socially and professionally. CDU international student Nilesh is evidence of this.  

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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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