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Prospective students try out campus life

CQUniversity staff offer free slushies at the Open Day at the Gladstone marina.
CQUniversity staff offer free slushies at the Open Day at the Gladstone marina.

CQUniversity has held its first open day in Gladstone since merging with CQ TAFE, showing off a range of study and training options for prospective students.

More than 300 people visited the CQUniversity Gladstone marina campus on Sunday to check out what the university had to offer from degrees in science, engineering, nursing, psychology and humanities as well vocational training.

CQUniversity deputy vice-chancellor Nik Babovic said it was great to see the number of TAFE and vocational options displayed at the open day as well information on academic courses.

"Visitors here today are realising just how CQUniversity can now cater for every type of aspiring student, no matter where they're wanting to take their career, and what pathway they're on.

"The merger set out to transform central Queensland, and to revolutionise education and training.

"Today is a great example of what that means for our community here in Gladstone."

CQUniversity marking assistant in student recruitment Tess Taylor said it was a good opportunity to see what was possible both here in Gladstone and in other campuses.

"Open day doesn't just showcase what on our campus here in Gladstone," she said. 

CQUniversity senior campus administrator Alison Murdoch gets her hair done by student Caitlin Williams and teacher Louise Stakenburg.
CQUniversity senior campus administrator Alison Murdoch gets her hair done by student Caitlin Williams and teacher Louise Stakenburg. Rebekah Smith

"It represents all the programs that are on offer with CQUniversity.

"Now that we've got 20 campuses across Australia it's a good opportunity for local people to have an idea of all the programs on offer at CQU.

"And it's a great opportunity to come and speak to the academics and the lecturers.

"On other campuses, as well as the virtual open day, there's student ambassadors and they can give people an idea of what uni life is like," Ms Taylor said.

CQUniversity student Caitlin Williams is completing her certificate two in hairdressing through the university's vocational training sector.

On Sunday she helped showcase her skills at the open day try-a-trade booth.

Ms Williams said best part of completing her training was the support she received from teaching staff.

At 16 years old, Ms Williams said choosing vocational education put her a step ahead in achieving her career goals.

"I think it's a great idea because you are getting a career choice out of it and you are getting a step closer to what you want in life," she said.

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