MyCQU - International Student Cafe

International Student Cafe

Welcome to the International Student Cafe!

The International Student Cafe is a series of face-to-face sessions every week at our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane campuses throughout Term 2 to prepare our international students for living, working and studying in Australia. In Term 2 2018, we will also be offering some sessions in Rockhampton and Perth!

From tips to finding accommodation, adjusting to life in Australia, finding employment and managing your studies - let us give you the best tips and tricks to set you up for success during your time studying at CQUni and living in Australia!

Please click on the drop down box below relevant to your region for the Term 2 International Student Cafe schedule.

Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Term 2 International Student Cafe Schedule

WeekSession TopicDate and Time Information Covered
1Life in AustraliaWednesday, 11 July
1.00pm (Local time)
  • meet continuing students and learn their tips/tricks for life/study in Australia
  • accommodation information
2OSHCWednesday, 18 July
1.00pm (Local time)
  • how to apply for your card
  • finding a doctor
  • submitting a claim
  • online resources
3Academic SupportWednesday, 25 July
1.00pm (Local time)
  • introduction to academic support (ALC, Studiosity, academics)
  • how to avoid plagiarism
  • ALC Workshops information
4Library Essentials (bring your laptop!)Wednesday, 1 August 
1.00pm (Local time)
  • learn how to access online Library resouces, including peer-reviewed journals
5Working in AustraliaWednesday, 8 August
1.00pm (Local time)
  • meet our Career Consultant
  • resume/cover letter tips
  • CareerHub
  • student visa work entitlements

Break Week - No Session

6Surviving on a student budgetWednesday, 22 August
1.00pm (Local time)
  • student living expenses and budgeting tips
  • online budgeting planner
7Test your knowledge
(Student Trivia)
Wednesday, 29 August  
1.00pm (Local time)
  • answer trivia questions about CQUni and Australia
8Social InnovationWednesday, 5 September
1.00pm (Local time)
  • what is social innovation?
  • how to get involved in social innovation activities
  • how to become a changemaker
9Support in your cityWednesday, 12 September
1.00pm (Local time)
  • learn more about external support services
  • reciprocal borrowing arrangements
  • student hubs/activities
10Health & FitnessWednesday, 19 September
1.00pm (Local time)
  • how to break an unhealthy routine and start a new routine with a healthy and academically productive lifestyle.
  • campus clubs.
  • Student Representative Council
11Surviving Exams (Counsellor)Wednesday, 26 September
1.00pm (Local time)
  • how to find exam timetables, viewing past exams
  • applying for deferred exams
  • exam preparation tips (ie exam anxiety)
  • stress management
12Look back and relaxWednesday, 3 October
1.00pm (Local time)
  • relax and de-stress with gentle music and light refreshments

Rockhampton Term 2 International Student Cafe Schedule

WeekSession TopicDate and TimeInformation Covered
1Life in AustraliaWednesday, 11 July
2.00pm (Local time)
  • meet continuing students and learn their tips/tricks for life/study in Australia
  • accommodation information
2No Session
3Academic SupportWednesday, 25 July
2.00pm (Local time)
  • introduction to academic support (ALC, Studiosity, academics)
  • how to avoid plagiarism
  • ALC Workshops information
4No Session
5Working in AustraliaWednesday, 8 August
2.00pm (Local time)
  • meet our Career Consultant
  • resume/cover letter tips
  • CareerHub
  • student visa work entitlements

Perth Term 2 International Student Cafe Schedule

WeekSession TopicDate and TimeInformation Covered
1Life in AustraliaTuesday, 10 July
2.15pm (Local time)
  • meet continuing students and learn their tips/tricks for life/study in Australia
  • accommodation information
2No Session
3Academic SupportTuesday, 24 July
2.15pm (Local time)
  • introduction to academic support (ALC, Studiosity, academics)
  • how to avoid plagiarism
  • ALC Workshops information
4No Session
5Working in AustraliaTuesday, 7 August
2.15pm (Local time)
  • meet our Career Consultant
  • resume/cover letter tips
  • CareerHub
  • student visa work entitlements