MyCQU - Our members

Our members

Danger McLovin
Chair and Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region Higher Education Student Representative

My name is Danger McLovin. I believe that you are the master of your own destiny and I changed my name to be this way to make myself happy. I am a proud father of six and both my wife and I are enrolled in our second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). I know what it is like to juggle full time study and family (partner and kids) and to keep your world spinning, while keeping your primary focus on succeeding in your degree. I am also a New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Promoting NCP scholarships to other university students. Part of this is CQUniversity's Re-Imagining India program. I was a member of the inaugural Re-Imagining India trip in February 2017. I am Christian and in 2015 I completed a one year internship with my local Rockhampton church, volunteering one whole year of my life to God, which included a one month International Missions trip in Vanuatu. I am also heavily tattooed and an advocate of diversity and acceptance of everyone. Sometimes as university students we can feel very alone, my primary goal as Chair of the SRC is to spread the word 'Community'. There are many people that want to see you succeed and can help at CQUni.  As the Chair I want to spread the word about who those people are. As a community of learners, we can grow and succeed together.

Contact: danger.mclovin@cqumail.com

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Anna Towan
Deputy Chair and South Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Anna is currently studying a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts as an undergraduate student at CQUniversity via distance and resides in North Adelaide, SA. She is passionate about the well-being of the environment, people and animals. 
She is also an advocate for child abuse and shares awareness through social platforms. She believes children are our future generation who should be nurtured with love, understanding and patience so when they leave school and chase their dreams they will do it the way others treated them.
In 2014, she participated in the Chancellor's Cup and her team won first place in the cricket even though she did not know anything about this sport her team leader was an excellent coach. It was the most fun she had ever had with all the team members.

Her hunger for knowledge and understanding of how things operate and self-improvement is her key source to why she is studying at CQUni, she yearns to be a valuable asset in all areas: academic, professional and personally. However, it is a consistent prayer of hers that she has common sense and lots of it because she thinks this is vital in society (It’s one thing acquiring knowledge but it takes wisdom when to use it!).
When the opportunity arose for South Australia Regional Representative, at first, she was hesitant to apply, but then her consciousness did not let go of the idea and she listened. She is super excited to serve as South Australia's Regional Representative and represent SA distance students, she loves being part of a good cause and grateful to be involved.

Students from South Australia (SA) Region are also encouraged to join her SA/Adelaide UCROO group for student support and inclusion.

Contact: anna.towan@cqumail.com

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Alumni Representative

Lynne Knop
Alumni Representative

I completed a CQUni Bachelor of Learning Design via distance learning in 2010. Residing in Cairns and holding down a full time job while completing my studies with CQUni gave me an appreciation of the support and resources the University had to offer.  I have worked in the vocational education and training industry for over twenty years, holding a variety of roles, from delivering training, course development to my current role in compliance. As a passionate advocate for improving the student experience I am committed to working with fellow Student Representative Council members to ensure students are offered the best pathway to achieving success.

Contact: lynne.knop@ergon.com.au


Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Andrew King
Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

As a full-time, mature age student at the Cairns Campus, I understand a range of student experiences.  In 2015 I completed the STEPS program to prepare for a business degree and I commenced this degree in term one 2016.  I appreciate how daunting university study can be for some students and I would like to be a voice for school leavers and also people who may not have entered university straight out of high school.

Teamwork is also a passion of mine.  I have worked in management positions within the hospitality industry and I believe this has developed my interpersonal and problem solving abilities.  I believe that success requires a team effort approach.

Contact: s0274267@cqumail.com

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Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

Scott Gibson
Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

My name is Scott Gibson and I am currently studying Information and Communication Technology via Distance Education out of Emerald. I have recently left the mining industry, taking the opportunity to be a stay at home Dad whilst studying full time at CQUni.

Originally from remote Northern Territory, I moved across to the East Coast for high school and, barring a mining stint back in the NT, have lived here ever since. A recent move through my wife’s work has led us to our new home Emerald, in the Central Highlands Region.

Using my own personal experiences and leadership skills developed through my mining career I would like to give back to the local and wider CQUni community, supporting those who are currently studying and utilising the great facilities that CQUni provides.

I look forward to meeting those in my region and continuing the great work undertaken by the Student Representative Council.

Contact: scott.gibson@cqumail.com

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Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Patrick Steer
Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Currently studying fourth-year mechanical Engineering at Gladstone Marina campus. I have recently participated in the Nepal Engineers Without Borders summit. I am aiming to complete my final year of study in October this year. I am also interested in helping to establish an Engineers Without Borders chapter in the Gladstone/Rockhampton region.

Contact: patrick.steer@cqumail.com

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Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

Paigen-Ann Hunter
Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

I am a current Bachelor of Law Student living in Mackay, Queensland. During my time at CQUniversity I have been actively engaged in university events, as well as volunteering 2 days a week in a legal setting. I am very passionate about improving the rights of women and children. I will be completing my degree with honours and when graduated I plan to practice family law.

If you see me around either Mackay Campuses, feel free to have a chat. I am very approachable and listen to the needs of all students. I also give great recommendations on local cafes as I enjoy a good coffee.

Contact: paigen-ann.hunter@cqumail.com

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New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Selenge Gerelt-Od
New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Selenge Gerelt-Od is in her first year of studying the Master of International Business at CQUniversity Sydney.

She is Mongolian by birth, and like many international students, came to Australia to study in English, gain valuable experience and learn about its life and culture.

She hold a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and a master’s degree in banking. For six years she worked as an Economist for a large commercial bank in Mongolia and for three years as a manager in a retail group with a national presence across 21 states. Before coming to Australia she was the Chief Financial Officer for a major construction company.

Between studying and working she has had the pleasure of travelling to a few states in Australia and meeting some great new friends. She is active and sporty and enjoys running with some clubs including Sydney trail running, Nike run club as well as with staff and students at CQUni.

As an active and passionate member of the Student Representative Council she is always happy to listen to suggestions and respond to students enquires.

Contact: selenge.gerelt-od@cqumail.com

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Postgraduate Distance Education Representative

Jacobus Vorster
Postgraduate Distance Education Representative

I am extremely passionate about people and their well-being and wish to work within the Tertiary education sector. As a people professional, I am particularly valued for my analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as my strength in communicating effectively with people at all levels of the organisation. I am a team player who is results-driven and highly motivated.

I wish to play an active role in the ongoing improvement of CQUniversity and its many facets. Particularly, taking pride in innovation and providing a supportive environment for all students. I foresee that the role of Postgraduate distance representative is an excellent way to be part of a dynamic team involved in the current student environment; the bigger image of providing a conducive study environment for future students.

Contact: jacobus.vorster@cqumail.com

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Postgraduate International Student Representative

Sachin Limbachiya
Postgraduate International Student Representative

I am sachin doing my Master in information Technology at CQUniversity Sydney. During middle school, i really liked science, maths and computer class. I am very passionate about computers. My passion for computers, applied Science, and analytical thinking will help me to purse a career in IT. I have graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from Ganapt University in my home country.

My interest in Software Engineering attracted me to postgraduate study in Australia. I am also founder and chief executive officer of LimZAA ( www.limzaa.com ) and i was awarded by “ Appreciation of Work “ during my internship. I am very passionate about my study, my dreams, and I always believe in having a positive attitude. After finishing my postgraduate study, i want to join successful multinational company for good base further and then after i want to be an entrepreneur in upcoming years. I am always very happy to interact with new people and help them. I am very happy and exited to be a part of SRC of CQUniversity. Thank you so much once again every one from bottom of Heart.

Contact: s.limbachiya@cqumail.com

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Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Vicki Lowik
Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Vicki Lowik is currently a PhD research student supervised through the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, CQUniversity Mackay. She completed her Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Sociology (Honours Class 1) at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Vicki considers education to be a transformative process, with both students and wider society benefiting from the resultant knowledge and skills. This understanding provides the foundation for her desire to advocate for students. She feels that the student-centred focus and collaborative team environment promoted through the SRC can enhance all students’ experiences of university life.

As the Research Higher Degrees student representative, Vicki is particularly interested in providing an avenue of communication with the SRC for RHD students who want to highlight factors that impact on their experiences at CQUniversity.

Contact: vicki.lowik@cqumail.com

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Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Marcus Groth
Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Born in Bundaberg, 1992, I am a naturally fit and charismatic person, with personal interests including meditation, gym, reading and yoga. I am always seeking an opportunity and the chance to help and inspire those in need. I have a wealth of leadership experience in various fields of work, from construction to sales. I have a great love for life and a strong passion to overcome the perceived impossible, drawing my strength from the beauty in even the smallest of things in life and my faith in God. 2017 is my year of change and the year I begin my new chapter in the book of life. I am currently studying a Cert IV in Leadership and Management, in conjunction with the STEPS program catered towards Business and Law. I intend to study law early 2018 to fulfil one of my life dreams and goals in becoming a successful lawyer.

Contact: marcus.groth@cqumail.com

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South East Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Brent Mitchell
South East Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Brent is a vibrant student with an array of unique skills and native to the sunshine Coast. At this moment in time he is a third year student pursuing a bachelor of Education (secondary). Brent has recently been awarded the honour of being elected the Champion to represent the University at the Australian University games (or the South Eastern Queensland Student Representative). He has participated is a wide variety of communal projects and is constantly trying to do more for students and the University. His key interests involve rugby union, reading, powerlifting, marine biology, skateboarding and watching Rick & Morty.

In the future Brent plans to positively contribute to the welfare and growth of the education system and community although his goals do not end there.

Contact: brent.mitchell@cqumail.com

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Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

Matthew Wallis
Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

I am Matthew Wallis and I am currently studying the Tertiary Enabling Program. My goal is to eventually become a Doctor which I am currently taking the steps to accomplish. I look forward to helping improve CQUniversity through the Student Representative Council.

Contact: matthew.wallis@cqumail.com

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Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

Claire-Marie Pepper
Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

Claire-Marie is in her second year studying a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Security through distant education in Townsville, and is loving it! When she is not studying or working, Claire-Marie is a Girl Guide leader, a Sunday school teacher and volunteers at the Endeavour Aitkenvale Retro and vintage recycling store. Claire-Marie also enjoys participating in dance, music and show communities.

Some of Claire-Marie's greatest achievements to date include receiving the Queen's Guide Award which was presented to her at the Government House. The Queen’s Guide Award is the peak achievement award for youth members in Girl Guides Australia. Claire-Marie has also achieved the Duke Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award and is currently working towards achieving the Duke Edinburgh’s International Silver Award.

Claire-Marie is a high achieving and motived member of the Student Representative Council and is very enthusiastic about enhancing University life for all students.

Contact: c.pepper@cqumail.com

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Undergraduate Distance Education Student Representative

Grant Sheean
Undergraduate Distance Education Student Representative

I’m a current first year Law student based in Brisbane with a background in workplace safety and Defence.

My biggest achievement is waking up every morning, although I did win Maths Champion at Orelia Primary School in Year 6 and still hold the Royal Australian Navy record for 50m freestyle. Both equally huge accolades.

I’m passionate about education and believe it has the potential to solve so many problems. Although I didn’t say it, I did learn firsthand that an education is a better safeguard to liberty than a standing army.

I’d really like to be a serious advocate for all distance students at CQU. Our distance from campus and our remote location shouldn’t put us at any disadvantage, or prevent us from partaking in the entire University experience.

One day, it would be great to say, “That person there, who was just elected to a great position. They studied at CQU and I was their Distance Education representative………”

Contact: grant.sheean@cqumail.com

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Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

Abhishek Panchal
Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

I am currently studying my Bachelors of Information Technology at Central Queensland University (Melbourne Campus). I run Uniqtive club at Melbourne Campus as vice-president of the club. Apart from being a student, I am a stand-up comedian in Melbourne and perform gigs around Australia and India.

Contact: abhishek.panchal@cqumail.com

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University Council nominee

Benjamin Brown
University Council nominee

Benjamin Brown is in his fourth year of studying Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice at the CQUniversity Bundaberg campus. During his second year of study Benjamin participated in the Student Mentor program and assisted with the Science & Engineering Challenge event hosted by CQUniversity.

Benjamin completed his full term of office in the role of Chair (one year) and will continue on within the SRC fulfilling the position of the University Council's nominee.

Benjamin is looking forward to overcoming challenges alongside his fellow representatives. He strives to improve the student experience for all students studying with CQUniversity.

Contact: benjamin.brown@cqumail.com

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VET Student Representative

Luke Sondergeld
VET Student Representative

Luke is currently studying a Diploma of Nursing as a VET member of CQUniversity. He has most recently served in the Royal Australian Navy, where he served as a part of border protection, submarine training and facilitating the resources, ships and submarines in the Western Australian Naval Port of Garden Island. He has also worked with a not-for-profit organisation with the long-term unemployed, youth, young adults and other adults in a support and encouragement role. His interest in student life, the social, academic, support services and experience, are all part of why Luke applied to the SRC and why he is so passionate about the student body. When not in class, he can be found on Rockhampton North campus at the ‘Birdcage Bar & Lounge’ enjoying a Flat White, don’t be afraid to come and join him for a chat and share your ideas for the SRC.

Contact: luke.sondergeld@cqumail.com

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Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

Kankanala Jaipaul Reddy
Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

I am Jaipaul currently studying Master of professional Accounting (MPA) at CQUni Melbourne Campus. I was born at khammam, a Town in Telangana Territory of India.

I am Interested in accounting and business, and hope to start my career in Australia. I am very passionate about my studies and apart from my studies I am very friendly, social and a fun outgoing person. I'm so glad that I was elected as a member of Student Representative Council and I'm looking forward to overcoming challenges in my career.

I am always happy to help students at CQUniversity, and to answer any questions if you see me around campus.

Contact: j.kankanala@cqumail.com

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Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Timothy Minchin
Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

First of all, I am not the comedian (I had the name first). I am the proud father and am currently studying Bachelor of Laws at CQUniversity.

I am currently employed in the superannuation industry and have previously completed a Diploma of Financial Planning as well as an Assoc. Dip of Science.

It is my belief that education can change of lives of people and allow us all to grow and prosper together.  Also the social aspects such as learning to work together and friendships gained at university are vital for our current and future life.  This is why I nominated.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact: timothy.minchin@cqumail.com

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Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au