AS a long-time employee, supporter, graduate and now Provost of Central Queensland University (CQU) I would like to thank you for your editorial comments in Saturday’s NewsMail, in support of our great university.
It has always been the mission and vision of CQU to engage with and support the communities in which we operate.
More recently, as Queensland’s only dual sector university we are able to deliver quality education and training across the entire spectrum of accredited qualifications from VET Certificate 1 to PhD.
As you note, the recent National Graduate Outcomes Survey results recognise the fact that we are able to deliver to our graduates, high quality education and training with authentic and immediate employment outcomes, and competitive starting salaries.
With some of the best graduate results in the country, CQU study whether on campus or online, is a great choice for any prospective student.
This is particularly important in regional, rural and remote communities where relocation to study may not be an option.
With one of the best enabling courses in the country where we provide the highest quality bridging education for mature-aged students, in addition to our school-leaver cohort, CQU delivers in-demand qualifications, especially in the regions.
But we cannot achieve this alone.
Our communities, including Bundaberg and the Wide Bay region are integral to our success and we greatly appreciate the ongoing partnerships we have developed over many years.
So, thank you Bundaberg (and our many regional partners). Our success is your success.
PROFESSOR HELEN HUNTLY OAM, Provost Central Queensland University
WITH another election coming our way this year we are again being promised the world.
Either side is going to do this or that to make our miserable lives just a little bit happier.
When one lot promises something the other ups the ante and wants to give us more.
This has happened ever since I first started voting and with a couple of notable exceptions nothing earth shattering has ever happened.
The possible solution would be to have an election every year.
The costs involved will be insignificant as we would always be in surplus and everyone would be fully employed.
The pollies would be on tenterhooks not knowing if they will get their job back the following year
The voters who are dyed in the wool, just might see that the mob their parents voted for all their lives to be a pack of self serving money grubbers who are not serving the electorate but are only serving themselves at our expense.
Dear Editor, I am sure that you do many things for which you get little thanks or maybe none at all.
I want to give you a big vote of thanks for the extra crosswords over the holiday period – those lovely large ones.
I usually do a number of crosswords every day and those holiday crosswords lift my enjoyment to a new level.
They are not all that difficult but are nevertheless quite interesting.
I enjoy them.
My appreciation and thanks. EDWIN FAINT, Bundaberg the time spent on