Working and studying full-time, Tiffany appreciates a bit of support
Published on 31 May, 2012
Nursing student Tiffany Brasher has had to schedule travel from Victoria to Noosa Campus for two residential schools this year, so every bit of financial support is welcome, including $500 she has received from the CQUni Cares fund.
"Even though I've had to pay for transport and accommodation and took a week off work, the $500 has gone a surprisingly long way to help," she says.
Tiffany Brasher's a fan of the CQUni Cares program
Though she's yet to start a family, working and studying full-time can be a challenge for the mental health case manager.
Tiffany describes herself as a ‘professional' student as she's already completed a bachelor degree and a graduate diploma in health promotion through Deakin University.
Now she's keen to branch away from the community health setting and more into clinical nursing, hence the Nursing enrolment with CQUniversity.
Tiffany attended residential schools in Noosa during April and she'll be back in July for another. She says the newly built nursing laboratories at Noosa Campus are "great" for student learning.
Having postponed travel plans because of her study, Tiffany is looking forward to travelling to South American with her fiance for a few months, once she completes her degree.
Students who are attending residential schools or placements as part of their program may be able to gain financial assistance through CQUni Cares to cover the costs of attending these vital elements of their program.
CQUni Cares was established thanks to a bequest from the late Moya Gold. University staff have been donating through a workplace giving program and fundraising activities. The University has been matching these amounts, and business donors have started to support the fund too.
Link to the CQUni Cares brochure