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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

CDU business student Etabez at Waterfront Campus

The business student with big dreams of her own NGO

Etabez is studying a Bachelor of Business at Charles Darwin University. Her two best friends are studying completely different degrees in medicine and law. What binds them together is a pact made in childhood. 

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The power of placements: Meet psych grad Jennifer

As part of her psychology degree at Charles Darwin University, Jennifer had to complete placements where she could put classroom theory in practice. Her experiences and new industry connections helped her build her real-world skills across multiple areas and jump-started her career after graduation. 

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Social work student Josephine on Casuarina campus

Studying social work was "truly transformative" for Josephine

In the midst of COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne, Josephine began contemplating a career change. A passion for social justice and the desire to help others led her to the rewarding and challenging field of social work.

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5 true crime careers

From sensationalist newspaper coverage of crime to podcasts, documentaries, novels and films, humans have long been fascinated by the macabre. When it comes to turning your fascination into a career, the options extend far beyond the detectives shown on your favourite series. These five jobs allow you to follow your unique interests at uni while still pursuing a career interwoven with the criminal justice system.

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Law

What else can I do with a law degree?

If you’ve got dreams of becoming a barrister, a judge, or a solicitor at one of the big six law firms, you’re on the right path with a Bachelor of Laws at Charles Darwin University. But what happens if you change your mind after graduation... or even halfway through your career? Here are 5 alternative career paths that put your law degree to good use.

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How to finish a PhD quickly

The idea of committing a chunk of your life to research can be both exciting and daunting, but there are ways to make sure your timelines don’t blow out and your motivation doesn’t run out. CDU’s Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Tara Brabazon, offers her top 10 tips for submitting your thesis quickly. 

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Student life

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Study abroad - Student stories

Studying abroad allows students to see the world while gaining experience in their chosen study area. Zoe Bolton jumped at the opportunity to travel abroad, visit the Philippines and connect with her like-minded peers from all corners of Australia.

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Breaking education barriers for First Nations women

With seven out of ten of our students being women, we are proud to connect them to the power of education. Our 100% online, flexible study options empower women to study when and where it suits them, while remaining connected to their lives and communities.

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Support at every stage of your Australian study journey

CDU offers international students a range of student support services to help you confidently complete your studies.

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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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Psychology student at CDU

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

Researcher Kade Skelton

How will Top End geckos cope with climate change?

With the increasing frequency and severity of heatwaves, how will some of our scalier friends cope with looming changes to their habitats? Crocodile researcher Kade Skelton has swapped the prehistoric predators for a littler lizard in order to find out.

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Dr Saki in the laboratory

Healing wounds with native Top End plants

Dr Elnaz Saki has always been interested in natural remedies even when they lack scientific confirmation. Eager to bridge the gap between traditional wisdom and modern science, she's harnessing the power of plants found in Top End parks and gardens.

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HDR student Caleb Ojo in the lab

Life in plastic, it's (not so) fantastic

We are currently facing a plastic pollution crisis that impacts the health of humans, wildlife, marine and terrestrial environments, and even Earth’s climate system. Caleb Ojo, a Higher Degree by Research student at CDU, is trying to solve one of the plastic waste problems plaguing our beautiful planet.

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