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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Teens converge in Gladstone, focus on energy for the future 

Around 80 senior school students from the Gladstone, Tannum Sands, Rockhampton, Biloela and Moura areas have converged at CQUniversity Gladstone Campus to focus on energy for the future.

Representing seven schools, the students attended the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) Energy for the Future event.

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Students were split into groups, each representing a different country, and were asked to provide feedback about energy needs stretching across the next 50 years. Energy sources discussed included hydro electricity, wind power, nuclear, biomass and solar.

Using guidance from technology experts (CQUni engineering students and industry representatives) and a country data matrix, the students formulated action plans for presentation.

During their pitch, students were required to formulate and justify an appropriate energy mix for their country. Their pitches outlined what energy technologies should be implemented and what percentage of future electricity consumption can be met by each designated technology.

Having made their pitches, each group answered questions from the audience of company representatives (industry personnel) from each electricity technology and other interested parties (other students and CQUni students).