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The official blog of University of Canberra Alumni

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Q & A with Michael Thomson

Michael Thomson, by his own admission, isn't a gifted sportsman - but not from a lack of trying. His lack of natural ability on the field has failed to stymie his progress off it. In a fiercely competitive industry in which jobs are highly sought-after, Michael has ascended to the peak and is currently at the helm of the ACT Brumbies, Australia's most successful Super Rugby team.

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Alumni Stories

Technology in Education: A Whole New World

Technology is sweeping through classrooms as educators move to enhance teaching and the student learning experience. New technologies like AI, machine learning and educational software aren't just changing the field for students, they're shaking up the role of educators and creating huge shifts in approaches to teaching.

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Expert Guides; Campus

A Weekend in Canberra

When was the last time you were in Canberra? Having recently been named in the top 20 best places to visit by Lonely Planet, there’s no better time to plan a trip or explore the nation’s capital through fresh eyes.

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Expert Guides

The Evolution of Bruce

If you studied at the CCAE in the 1970s to 1980s, there is a good chance you will be lost among the new additions to what is now the University of Canberra. There are also locations on campus likely to spark feelings of nostalgia, as you are reminded of the parts of student life that remain the same.

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Student Life; Campus

My Favourites with Chloe Carroll

Chloe Carroll, University of Canberra alumna and the latest cast member of the 10th series of Master Chef Australia, dishes on some of her favourite things.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

Transforming Canberra

Ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities in 2017 by Lonely Planet, Canberra has forged a reputation as a must visit destination. Rich in history, culture and entertainment, the nation’s capital packs a punch with its award-winning bars and restaurants, cultural institutions and outdoor activities.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides

A guide to buying your first home

Buying your first home can generate mixed emotions, but all in all it can be a great experience if you do your homework and seek advice from professionals. UC alumna and financial expert Gianna Thomson shares with us her tips to help your first home experience be a positive one.

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Expert Guides; Life Skills

Finishing your nursing degree? Hear from a UC Nursing graduate

Entering the big wide world after graduation can be a scary thought, especially for someone in the nursing industry. Recently we sat down with alumna Emma Williams, to talk about her time here at UC, how far she's come since graduating and advice for students.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

5 YouTube channels to keep you learning

When you think of YouTube you often associate it with time wasting videos, cringe-worthy pranksters, and cute animals. But within YouTube there is a corner that has a wealth of knowledge that could use more traffic. Do yourself a favour and check out these YouTube channels.

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Life Skills

5 minutes with... Tim McKay from OK RDY

The communications industry is diverse and continually evolving with a multitude of career pathways you can take after graduating. But don’t be alarmed, we sat with Tim McKay, CEO and Founder of OK RDY, to hear his experience since graduating and to find out more about the current and futures states of jobs.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips