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The official blog of University of Canberra Alumni

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Personal Histories Project

Anita Crotty and John Grant are two former University of Canberra staff who have spent hundreds of hours scanning, indexing and digitising photographs and stories from the University’s past – delving into its rich history and creating a hub of collective memories.

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Alumni Stories; Campus

Giving Sails for a Brighter Future

CCAE alumna Peter Gately needs your sails! Founder of Sails Ocean Sails (S.O.S.), Peter has travelled the world to teach at maritime schools and donate sails to solve a little known problem.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips

5 Steps to Financial Freedom

What is financial freedom? It’s different for everyone, but methodologically, financial freedom is when your passive income (from your own business or assets) exceed your expenses... allowing you the freedom to achieve your ideal life... and no longer need to work as an employee!

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Expert Guides; Life Skills

7 Foolproof Interview Tips to Land Your Dream Job

So you’ve managed to land yourself an interview with your dream company, but how to secure the position? With so much riding on your interview performance, job interviews can challenge even the most confident and qualified candidates.

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Expert Guides; Career Tips

The Future of Jobs

Since the invention of the wheel, humans have looked for new ways of making their life easier. Now, with self-service check outs at supermarkets and ticket machines in waiting rooms, it looks as though more and more tasks are being taken over by machines.

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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