CQUniversity Australia

Renowned as one of the nation’s most inclusive higher education institutions, CQUniversity’s merger with CQ TAFE in 2014 also made it Queensland’s first comprehensive university. With more than 300 education and training offerings, from short courses, certificates and diplomas through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, students can study on-campus at locations Australia-wide, including Adelaide, Biloela, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville, Sydney and Yeppoon. Distance education is a specialty for CQUniversity, with nearly half of all students choosing this flexible and supported learning mode.

CQUniversity is also a research-focused university, with specialties in future farming, railway engineering, and intelligent and networked systems. In the 2012 Excellence in Research Australia rankings, CQUniversity was rated at or above world standard in the areas of agriculture, applied mathematics, nursing, and medical and health sciences.

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There’s little evidence relevant government bodies are able to leverage hosting the Olympics to develop a sport participation legacy for the wider population. Reuters/Kevin Coombs

Why Rio, like Sydney and London before it, won’t turn locals into sports stars

The commonly believed mechanism for increasing sport participation assumes that elite sport performances result in a greater number of people taking up sport.
Good horse riding requires skill, technique, precision and refined communication to form a partnership with a horse rather than physical prowess. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Equal but not the same: equestrian sport’s unisex approach hides inequity

Olympic equestrian events are celebrated for allowing men and women to compete with and against one another. But is this joining of hands and hooves a win for gender equality?
Historically, the CFA was a voluntary organisation. But with increasing urbanisation, there are pressures to increase the number of career firefighters. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

What’s the Victorian government’s dispute with the CFA about? And how will it affect the election?

Malcolm Turnbull is using Victoria's long-running enterprise bargaining dispute between the CFA and firefighters' union to highlight the Liberals' credentials to challenge union militancy.
There are reasons why people get paid more to work out of hours beyond the working week being a social construct. from www.shutterstock.com.au

How reducing penalty rates will affect workers' health

Penalty rates are often cast as a roadblock to business or employment but, research sees penalty rates as a deterrent against employing workers in ways that risk workers’ health.
Eventing is a sport enjoyed by many Australians, but what are the risks? alan feebery/Flickr

Why the long face: just how risky is horse riding?

How dangerous really is horse riding and sports like eventing? While there are risks, they can be managed, especially if we learn to understand horses better.
On the hunt for other cultures. Shutterstock/Gorosi

What does an anthropologist actually do?

Ask any anthropologist what they do and they will find it hard to give you a direct answer. But it ultimately comes down to studying people and their culture.
Easy tips on how to disconnect from social media and connect with the real world. Shutterstock/Photographee.eu

Addicted to social media? Try an e-fasting plan

Many of us are becoming addicted to social media, and it's having a negative impact on our lives. Here are some tips to help you take back control.
From Jesus Christ Superstar to the Pirates of Penzance, Jon English rocked it all. Youtube

Remembering Jon English: a risk-taker with a raspy voice

From Judas Iscariot, to a string of pop hits, to the Pirate King, Jon English defied easy categorisation. With his distinctive gravelly rasp, he straddled TV, stage and the pop charts.
Graduates of a 2015 Tertiary Entry Program, which paves the way into university courses, with lead author and CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement, Bronwyn Fredericks (fourth from left) and Provost Hilary Winchester (far right). Peter Lawrence/CQUniNewsPICs

Laying pathways for greater success in education for Indigenous Australians

If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.

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