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How to re-claim good mental health

By 2020, experts predict mental illness will be the number 1 disease globally. In light of this, we chat to Erin Quinane, founder of The Mental Health Company, who manages her own major clinical depression everyday.

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Expert Guides

The 90-day plan: Peter Sinodinos

When Peter Sinodinos took over as CEO of Snap Franchising, he vowed to visit as many franchisees as possible in his first 90 days. He soon found that a single franchise visit could easily take a day, and he ended up visiting 83 outlets.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

How to be Agile in the Workplace

In an increasingly fast-paced workplace that is moving into the digital sphere, it is important to adjust work practices to fit the times, especially when it comes to project management. We chat to UC alum and Director at Deloitte Consulting Australia, Nick Zappia.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips

5 Podcasts to Change Your Life

Whether you're looking for ways to save money, build your self-love or just find some inspiration and motivation, download one of these podcast's that's guaranteed to change your life.

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Expert Guides; Life Skills

Paying the Price of Fairness

To celebrate International Women's Day this year and to cast a light on an issue many women are sadly all to familiar with, we reached out to our 2017 Young Alumni of the Year, Dr Skye Saunders.

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Expert Guides; Guest Post

Set free from the fear of failure

Starting your first year at university can be a daunting experience. UC alum Tim Fulton was the guest speaker at this year's commencement ceremony, and shares with us with own inspiration journey to reaching his academic achievements.

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Alumni Stories; Campus

The career resolutions to make now

With the start of the new year well underway, many of us may have already slipped off our resolutions train. If you're determined to make this year the best one yet for you professionally, we've put together a list of career resolutions that will help jump-start your progression.

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Life Skills; Career Tips

Committed to the 'gift of life'

Dr Holly Northam says she initially thought an email informing her that she had been nominated for an OAM was a spam, before being convinced otherwise. The focus of her work has been organ donation, and organ transplants can save lives.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

Behind the seams of The Dressmaker

Acclaimed Australian producer Sue Maslin vividly remembers the day, 35 years ago, when she literally stumbled across a course that proved to be life changing. Following the success of her smash hit, The Dressmaker, she shares with us her journey into the film industry.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

In Search of the Next Challenge

Chris grew up in a typical Aussie sporting family, fostering a love of sports and communications from an early age. His love of sport was the catalyst to start his career in journalism, and by 2016 he was Head of Marketing for Foxtel.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips