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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CQUni welcomes world's best study adventure winner 

Jet-skiing, kayaking and surfing are just a few activities international students can look forward to when studying at CQUniversity's Noosa Campus.

Just ask 21-year-old Adrian Jandongon - he is the winner of the Sunshine Coast Education and Training Network (SUNED) World's Best Study Adventure, and has been on a non-stop adventure since leaving the Philippines for the first time five weeks ago.

LINK HERE for Adrian's BLOG

PhotoID:12199, Adrian Jandongon hangs 10 at Noosa Campus
Adrian Jandongon hangs 10 at Noosa Campus

Local businesses and educational facilities have helped show Mr Jandongon everything on offer, which included a day in the life of a CQUniversity Noosa Campus student last week.

CQUniversity Head of Campus Professor Kevin Tickle said the visit followed with the launch of the campus international student program earlier this year.

"The completion of a new, state-of-the-art learning space at the beginning of this year meant we could start taking international students from February," Professor Tickle said.

"As Adrian's blog is being widely read across the world, his visit to our campus was timed perfectly."

Five weeks into his seven-week stay; Mr Jandongon has blogged to over 100,000 people worldwide about his life-changing experiences in Noosa and on the Sunshine Coast.

Mr Jandongon said the differences between facilities at his Philippines university and CQUniversity's Noosa Campus were astonishing and compared the building to something his home country's president might live in.

PhotoID:12200, Adrian Jandongon visits Noosa Campus
Adrian Jandongon visits Noosa Campus

"It's so modern and luxurious and the technology is so different here," Mr Jandongon said.

"There is a lecture room full of Apple computers, which are very expensive in the Philippines.

"CQUniversity students also have much more independence - with lectures via Skype and distance education - which we do not have at home.

"Plus my nursing degree took six years in the Philippines, and here it only takes three."

During a CQUniversity campus tour Mr Jandongon met PhD student Nayadin Persaud.

Ms Persaud showed Mr Jandongon how to use the University's new eye-tracking facility, which uses cutting-edge technology to help researchers understand what people actually view/see when they are completing a task on the computer screen. 

Mr Jandongon will return home in about two weeks, but still has a long list of adventures planned, including bike riding and surfing.