CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Brianna proves time management goes a long way 

CQUniversity Bachelor of Accounting student Brianna Hackett says she learnt the secrets to good time management early on in her degree and has been using them to achieve good results at university.  

"My number one study tip for myself and other students is to organise your time," Brianna said.

PhotoID:14898, Brianna Hackett
Brianna Hackett
"At the beginning of every semester I find out when my assessments are due for all subjects (which is often around the same time) and plan what work I will do each week.

"By organising your time you can better keep up with the workload and hopefully avoid, or at least minimise, the last minute rush."

Brianna received the CPA Australia First Year Student Prize for the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Accounting program in her first year. The CPA Queensland Prizes were established in 1971 to support and encourage accounting students.

Now in the third year of her program, Brianna has gained plenty of experience working part-time at local book-keeping business, Accountant Ready Services.

She said she has always had a strong interest in finance, numbers and the world of business.

"Throughout school I was always interested in and good at Accounting subjects and felt that was the natural path for me to follow," Brianna said.

"I was particularly interested in the range of careers in Accounting and this degree was perfectly suited for me to gain the necessary knowledge in different areas of Accounting."

Brianna said she was grateful to win the CPA Prize, and the $500 allowed her to purchase textbooks during the semester.