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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Alumni meet in Melbourne 

The second annual Melbourne Alumni Function was held at the Marriott Hotel recently. Approximately 40 alumni attended the event as well as several staff members from CQUniversity Melbourne.

During the event, attendees heard from the Alumni Relations Manager about opportunities for alumni to become involved with on-campus activities, including guest speaking and mentoring current students. They also heard from Dr Pramila Gupta, representing Head of Campus Darryl Stewart, speak about recent milestones and achievements of CQUniversity, including the opening of a study centre in Geraldton (Western Australia) and the research facility in Adelaide (South Australia).

Alumni had the opportunity to pick up a copy of the latest Be Magazine and network with fellow past students. Attendees included alumni who completed their studies in Rockhampton in 1970 and 1980, as well as recent graduates who received their testamurs at Melbourne's September 9 Graduation Ceremony.

One very positive outcome of the night was a reunion between friends who lost contact at the end of their studies, 6 years ago. Ashwin Koneru and Aswin Bindu finished their Master of Information Systems study at CQUniversity Melbourne in 2005 and went their separate ways. They met up again by accident when they both attended the Alumni Function, neither having had any prior knowledge that the other was attending.