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Meet GardenSpace

Entrepreneur James Deamer is on a mission to change the way your garden grows! The University of Canberra graduate completed a Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2016, minoring in Human Nutrition.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

Careers you never knew existed - Pet Product Technologist

Sometimes combining your passion and interests with your skills and experience can lead to the most unexpected of places. Meet our graduates whose education and experience have lead them to careers they love – and jobs we’d all love to have.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

Careers you never knew existed - Racehorse Syndicator

Sometimes combining your passion and interests with your skills and experience can lead to the most unexpected of places. Meet our graduates whose education and experience have lead them to careers they love – and jobs we’d all love to have.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

Cool careers: the extreme psychologist

Imagine being trapped on an island with complete strangers, limited food supply and minimal shelter. Then competing for immunity and being forced to vote out tribe members one-by-one, for the chance to win a cash prize. While this might sound ominous; it’s also the real-life game of a reality television series called ‘Survivor’.

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Alumni Stories; Life Skills; Career Tips

No skating on thin ice for UC PhD graduate

‘Fast-paced, high-contact, team sport’ could describe either rugby union or ice hockey and University of Canberra PhD graduate Dean Higham is finding his rugby experience is helping in his new career in the United States.

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Alumni Stories; Life Skills; Career Tips

Nominations open for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

To celebrate the significant achievements of a small few who are making a difference to the world around us in our local, national and international communities, every second year we hold the the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

UC Abroad... New Zealand with Lucy Lovegrove

Studying media production at the University of Canberra was the perfect foundation for Lucy Lovegrove to land her dream role as an actress. A star on the rise, Lucy now resides in Auckland, New Zealand, playing Sass Connelly on Shortland Street.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips; Guest Post

Will you have time to go back to study?

We know exactly what you’re thinking. You love the idea of going to university and the benefits it could bring to your career. But the idea of adding another commitment to your life is exhausting. But never fear! With a little preparation and planning, you can not only fit in university but ace it as well.

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Life Skills; Career Tips

A lesson in music with Dean Ormston

Growing up with a love of music, Dean Ormston knew he wanted to work in the industry. Completing a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music combined his passion and love of working with children.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Life Skills

12 tips for new graduates from UC Alumni

To help our graduates and new alumni in their transition to the workplace or postgraduate studies, we asked some of our alumni for their best piece of advice. Below are the 11 tips for new graduates that you can apply now to help you get off on the best possible start to your new career, whether you are moving into the workforce or beginning postgraduate studies.

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Expert Guides; Life Skills; Career Tips