Graduation is here!

I still remember what we were told during our Business Orientation session. “ It is hard to adapt to a new country, university and lifestyle all at once, but what you might not realise yet is that is even harder when you finish your studies”. Now I can relate to that feeling of leaving behind my student life. Whilst moving on is exciting it’s also scary at the same time. The future seems both challenging and uncertain.

Now I look back at my 4 semesters of studies and I realise how happy my life as a student was. I got very used to a routine and so attached to my Australian family (co-workers, housemates and friends) as well as the beautiful Brisbane city, which is so easy to fall in love with. NO, I am not saying that it was all pink, flower and magic during my studies. I definitely had some rough times, long nights, shaky presentations, bad notes, disagreements with professors and classmates, and issues with my sponsor payments (lack of payments). I had a couple of home-sick moments, one psycho flatmate, I got lost in the city after taking a wrong bus and having no battery left on my mobile, to name a few of the negatives. However, if I start to write the positives, I am sure I would need 10 blog posts, because my experience as an international student at QUT was way beyond my expectations.

Now when my studies are over, this is how I would summarise my uni life:

What I WON´T MISS about Uni-life:

  • APA / Harvard referencing, citing, referencing and quoting
  • Turnitin and the similarity percentage when uploading assignments in Blackboard
  • Weekend sessions at the library
  • Leaving the 24 hours laboratory after 10 pm
  • Breaking down, decoding, interpreting and analysing CRA´s (Criterion Referenced Assessment)

What will I miss about Uni:

  • Student discounts (Translink, Diving Tours, Museum or Park Tickets)
  • Orientation activities, specialy $2 AUD lunches at O-week
  • The excitement when seeing your grades in Blackboard
  • QUT stalker space 2.0 (It is not funny or useful if once you are no longer a student)
  • The Botanic Bar

The Round Up December

Apply now for Semester 1, 2018

Interested in studying at QUT? Take the first step of studying abroad by exploring our wide range of courses.

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QUT students selected for the 2017 Huawei Seeds for the Future Award

On Monday 20 November we congratulated and farewelled 6 QUT STEM students who were selected to participate in the Huawei’s 2017 Seeds for the Future annual program. The program includes a 3-week hands-on learning experience across Beijing and Shenzhen in China.

QUT to host accelerator program for med tech entrepreneurs

The Bridge Tech Program is a QUT based accelerator program aimed for people interested in medical technology and medical devices. Starting in 2018, the program will provide training for 100 successful applicants, via online resources and a three-day residential course at QUT in Brisbane.

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Discover Creative Industries in 360

Join QUT Creative Industries graduate Jessie Hughes on a 360 adventure across Brisbane, Australia. Immerse yourself in the best of what QUT Creative Industries and Brisbane has to offer! See the amazing study spaces and beautiful Brisbane places that makes us one of the hottest study destinations in Australia.

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What happens after graduation?

Hear about Aubrey’s plans after she graduates.

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QUTIC welcomes the first Diploma in Health Science cohort

QUT recently welcomed 59 new students into the new Diploma in Health Science (HL10) program. The new eight-month diploma program provides students with a taste of what it is like to study Health at QUT whilst developing their English language skills to the required level for entry into selected health degrees.

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QUT wins the 2017 Global Business Challenge

A combined team from University of Arizona/QUT winners Smart Blox won first prize in the 2017 Global Business Challenge for their Do-it-Yourself solar system. The prize includes $100,000 plus an industry prize from ACTewAGL and Queensland Government each worth $75,000.

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Pathways into OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science program

QUT offers the only optometry training in Queensland.  The QUT optometry program includes a three-year OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science followed by a two-year OP85 Master of Optometry. Students who meet the academic and English entry requirements will be admitted.  English and Foundation pathway programs into OP45 are available to eligible students.  

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The RoundUp November

Bachelor of Creative Industries – NEW FRESH LOOK

Australia’s first Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) course has continued to evolve to better prepare graduates for careers combining creativity, business and technology.

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QUT lecturers awarded amon Australia’s best

Three QUT lecturers have been honoured for their excellence in delivering student learning in Australia’s highest awards for university teaching.

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Advanced standing changes – Diploma in Health Science (HL10)

Get a headstart with you bachelor degree by undertaking the Diploma in Health Science (HL10, Public Health major). Upon successful completion you will receive advanced standing towards your health degree into the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Human Services (SW03)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (SW04)
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science (XN43)

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Popgun – creating music for the future

The Popgun team includes computer science graduate Adam Hibble and business and law student Jack Nolan, the winners of the QUT bluebox Challenge. The team have created ALICE, an artificial intelligence that can play and compose music.

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Meet Linette from Malaysia

Follow Linette on her latest adventures around Brisbane and the surroundings.

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Creative Startup Bootcamp unit -NEW

Delivered by Australia’s largest creative tech incubator for startups, Creative Enterprise Australia, this new unit gives QUT Creative Industries students the opportunity to rub shoulders with and learn direct from successful entrepreneurs.

Available from 2019 to students in the third year of the Bachelor of Creative Industries, the Creative Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (KKB380) unit is an intensive “startup bootcamp” experience.

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Apply now to the Master of Health, Safety and Environment 

With the Master of Health, Safety and Environment (PU80) you will gain advanced knowledge and specialised skills required for professional practice or research in occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental management (EM).

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Interesting in studying of the mind and behaviour?

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) (PY45) offers you an excellent foundation for careers in professional areas where an understanding of human behaviour is an advantage.

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The RoundUp October

New course – Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health

QUT’s new Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health (HL31) is a great pathway into a range of postgraduate health programs. You can commence in February or July and complete full-time in 1 semester.

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Our latest Graduate Employability Rankings

In the latest 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, QUT is ranked 9th in Australia and in the 111-120 band globally with solid performance in two rankings indicators.

  • Employer-Student Connections – QUT is ranked 2nd in Australia and 35th globally;
  • Graduate Employment Rate – QUT’s Graduate Employment Rate is 90.8%, making us No.1 in Queensland and 8th in Australia.

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Brisbane loves International Students

When you study in Brisbane you’ll be given a warm welcome. Our Lord Mayor likes to celebrate international students and friendships made. 

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Graduate’s cancer therapy innovation recognised

William Mason has devised the Active Infusion Pump, which has seen him named the Australian winner of the 2017 James Dyson Foundation prestigious international design award.

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Additional requirements for Education courses

If you’re applying to study the Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching, don’t forget to also complete your personal statement addressing suitability criteria. You’ll need to include information about your interest in being a teacher and involvement in personal learning and leadership activities. Passing the Initial Education Course (ITE) capabilities criteria is an additional entry requirement for these courses.

For more information, see the Entry Requirements tab of the QUT course you’re interested in.

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Win-win for Journalism graduate Jessica Stewart

Journalism graduate Jessica Steward won the Outstanding Journalism Student category at the 2017 Queensland Clarion Awards and landed her “dream job”, all within weeks of finishing her studies at QUT. 

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QUT’s fashion students showcase their talents at the latest MBFF

The 2017 Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival (MBFF) showcased the very best of Queensland and Australian fashion, which this year included six QUT up-and-coming design talents. 

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Australian University Games

Follow the QUT Tigers on tour and their journey in this year’s Australian University Games on the Gold Coast.

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More stories from QUT and Brisbane

Volunteer in regional Queensland with QUT Big Lift
QUT has appointed a new Vice-Chancellor
Essential Aussie slang for international students
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QUT Founders Festival
Queensland’s brightest students come together at the Vice-Chancellors’s STEM camp

The RoundUp September

Study Bachelor of Nursing

Our School of Nursing is one of the largest and most established centres in Australia. You will practise with the latest equipment and technology in a simulated environment. We have strong collaborations with industry which gives you access to placements in areas of your specific interest.

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QUT research changes the way students learn

Professor Larry Neale received a bronze award in the prestigious global Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education for his way of delivering innovating authentic learning experiences.

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QUT Robotronica reaps success

Around 22,000 visitors attended this year’s Robotronica. This popular event showcased bots of all shapes, sizes and abilities, as well as offering events and activities such as Code-a-Bot and RoboWars.

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The Great Barrier Reef, a must visit for international students

Read about Hao’s amazing experience visiting the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland’s tropical north.

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Join one of many QUT students clubs

There are over 110 clubs and societies to join on campus! Get involved with one or more, a great way to meet new friends.

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QUT partners with Queensland Poetry Festival

The Queensland Poetry Festival and QUT are partnering to give QUT poetry students the opportunity to meet some of Australia’s greatest poets as well as international guests.

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QUT researchers named finalists in Young Tall Poppy Science awards

Dr Anjali Jaiprakash and Dr Indira Prasadam have been honoured for excellence in their respective fields of research into medical robotics and bone and cartilage disorders.

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Read about Aubrey’s study experience in Denmark

Find out the difference between Australian and Danish studies, when Aubrey attended Aarhus summer university.

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