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5 questions you must ask a uni before starting an online degree

For many Australians, COVID-19 has uncovered the possibilities of living life online - from shopping and socialising to working and studying. Before you jump into studying an online degree, here are the questions you should be posing to universities you’re considering for your course.

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Student stories

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Lifelong learner, Tho’s, motivation to pursue STEM

Arriving from Vietnam, Tho studied a Master of Information Technology with CDU while working as a business analyst. She credits her parents’ influence for her motivation to learn and succeed.

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Australia Award Scholarship recipient, Nadia, is mastering malaria research

While spending her early career as a research assistant studying malaria at the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology (EIMB) in Jakarta, Nadia became aware of the work being done by our own Menzies School of Health Research on the disease.

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CDU Careers Centre set Thisari up for employment success

Born and raised in a small village in Sri Lanka, Thisari was encouraged by her family to pursue a career in science. However, after completing a Bachelor of Biological Science, she set out to pursue a passion of her own: information technology.

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Future study

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Qualify Faster with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Ever wondered how your experience could help you receive formal qualifications in Vocational and Educational Training? Recognition of prior learning can fast-track your VET courses. 

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The VET pathway for high schoolers

Are you in high school and thinking about what comes next? Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a great option to find a career you love. The best part? You don't have to wait until you graduate to get a head start on your future. 

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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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Student life

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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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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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After university

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Engineering graduates help to power the Territory

While Power and Water Corporation provides students with opportunities to gain practical industry experience, CDU ensures Power and Water has a steady pipeline of fresh talent by providing engineering graduates.

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Your career: How to be a great therapist

If you're finishing your studies in psychology at CDU, now's the time to be thinking about how you'll apply what you've learned to propel your career forward. Here, Dr Simon Moss from CDU, shares his advice on how to be a great therapist.

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Debra's climbing the corporate ladder

When Debra Hutcheson started her career at entry level with the Northern Territory Government, she knew she wanted to achieve more. Studying at CDU was just the thing she needed to make an impression and rise up the ranks. 

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Research impact

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Seeking Answers to Low First Nations Women in Mining

CDU Researcher PhD candidate Jodi Cowdery investigates barriers and low number of First Nations women working in the Northern Territory mining industry. 

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Little Critters, Big Impact

Allyson's big research into little critters produces huge outcomes 

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What does it take to improve Indigenous birth outcomes?

It’s not the norm for research projects to observe outcomes improved by 50 per cent. In fact, it’s quite unusual. But this is what CDU’s Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS) research project has found. The results send a strong signal that the preterm birth gap can be reduced.

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