November 30, 2018
Coming out and revealing something as personal as sexual orientation requires bravery and courage, but it’s only one step in the journey. Representing the LGBTQI community on the podcast, USQ staff members, Michelle Killen and Robyn Idewa Gede, discuss the challenges, rewards and stories of being out and proud and why organisations such as USQ provide.
USQ alumnus Simon has written a blog on this very topic that we recommend you read. You can also find out more about how USQ supports the LGBTQI community through the ALLY Network.
November 16, 2018
You travel to another country, miles away from home, with only what you can pack in your suitcase. You might not know anyone, you might not know where to go and the local language might not even be your first. On this episode of the podcast, discover a real insight into exactly what life is like as an international student at a university, with Turkish student Ezgi.
For more honest accounts from some of our international students, check out their advice to overcome sickness, fit in at a Res College and prepare for life in Australia.
October 30, 2018
If you’re finding it hard to wind down and can’t ever seem to find the off switch, how do you make yourself relax? Diana Cogill from USQ’s Health and Wellness team joins the podcast to share some relaxation tips, the benefits of taking a break and whether mindfulness can actually work for you.
To learn more about mindfulness, relaxation and find useful resources, check out some of our content on Social Hub including Nick’s guide to mindfulness and some activities you can try at home.
October 2, 2018
Does preparing for kick off in the NRL compare to preparing for an exam at the end of a university semester? Conveniently, this episode features a guest who has experience in doing both as former South Sydney Rabbitohs player, CEO of Young Guns Container Crew and USQ alumnus, Trent Young. Trent shares how he deals with performance-related pressure and expectation on and off the field and lets us in on some secrets to bringing you’re a-game when it counts, on any stage.
To hear from another prominent USQ figure in Australian sport, listen to rugby league's Matthew Elliot sharing his tips on how to keep cool and perform under pressure in this free webinar.
August 7, 2018
Is multitasking a myth or can you actually do more than one thing at a time? USQ psychology lecturer Dr Liam Hendry appears on the podcast to explain exactly how your brain works when thinking about multiple tasks, shedding light on whether or not it is a skill worth boasting about on your CV.
Whether you plan on multitasking or not, if you could use a few more time management tips while you study, we have an entire eBook dedicated to resources you can use to make the most of the time you have. Download your free copy of Work smarter, not harder.
July 10, 2018
Your knees are weak, arms are heavy, but in a difficult situation like exams, how do you keep your cool and avoid bringing up mum’s spaghetti? In the studio this episode is USQ psychology lecturer Dr Nancey Hoare to discuss the science behind stress and how you can keep your nerves under wraps with some key strategies and practise.
Dr Hoare has also pioneered a program for current USQ students to help build resilience, reduce stress and succeed in your studies. Find out more and register today for the Headstrong online program.
June 7, 2018
C’s may get degrees, but how would you know that your 4’s will open doors? On this episode of the podcast, General Manager - Employability and Co-founder of Readygrad, Rohan Holland, explains how likely your GPA will affect your employability and what you can be doing at uni to increase your chance of getting a job after graduation.
Access a plethora of resources on Social Hub you can use to improve your graduate employability and if you are a current USQ student, get in contact with our Careers & Employability Team for personalised support.
May 8, 2018
‘Are there any other mums out there? I need help!’ Parenting forums and social media groups provide a plethora of support, advice and knowledge sharing, however, how much can you rely on these social forums to help you raise your child? On this podcast, we were joined by Dr Kate Davis from the USQ Digital Life Lab who researches information sourcing and trends, as well as USQ studying mum and moderator of the USQ Studying Parents Facebook group, Christy.
For advice and support for studying parents that you don’t have to find through a forum, download and read our free USQ eBook, the studying parent’s guide to uni.
April 9, 2018
Is it still a man’s world? How far has society come towards an equal Australia? Is there anything we can do to make a change? Proud feminist, Co-Founder and Chairperson of Women in Power, Project and Change Manager at Glencore and USQ Alumna, Penelope Twemlow, appears on How Would You Know to answer some of these questions, exploring modern feminism, celebrity influence and how close we are to breaking the glass ceiling.
Head to Social Hub for more on this topic, including how to break down gender barriers in the workplace and words from successful female USQ alumni.
March 1, 2018
Following the roll out of self-service checkouts and automatic vacuum cleaners, is anyone’s job safe from robot takeover in the near future? To find out what the future of industry is likely to look like, Carolyn Alchin from Career Development Association Australia and Career Motivate joined the podcast to discuss everything from digital literacy to robot lawyers and how you can future-proof your career.
To learn more about how you can improve your graduate employability, check out USQ's Unleash your Career podcast. You can also read more about the changing tide of industry from USQ student Michelle in her blog.