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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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Fuelling her entrepreneurial ambitions: Ellie’s story

Born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, Ellie spent her childhood helping her parents manage their retail store. Ellie chose to study an MBA as she wanted to learn key business skills and surround herself with like-minded individuals.

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Sekari studies law for a more equal future

Raised in the regional Northern Territory town of Katherine, proud Jagalingou and Bandjin woman Sekari Butler discovered a passion for law and advocacy by chance.

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Mohammad dreams of building disaster-resilient communities

Mohammad dreams of developing disaster-resilient communities in Indonesia, so  he began his search for a Higher Degree by Research and was granted an Australia Awards Scholarship. His research could make a big impact on small islands threatened by a host of natural disasters.

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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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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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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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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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Is this the answer to a better start for remote Indigenous kids?

Early childhood is a crucial stage of a human being’s development. It impacts the rest of their life and, by extension, society. But sadly, this can be a very difficult stage for many Indigenous children in remote Australia. Dr Gary Robinson is working with agencies who are trying to change that.

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The ‘midwifery voodoo’ pain relief that science proves works

One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth. And now, a safe, simple and effective treatment to ease the pain is here, thanks to research from Professor Sue Kildea at CDU and Dr Nigel Lee from The University Queensland.

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