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The REX Your Remote and External Newsletter July 2013

Letter from your Remote and External Officer Hi everyone! To those students returning welcome back and to all of our new remote and external students welcome to Uni! Whether you are new to JCU or are an existing student, if you haven’t attended orientation at either Cairns or Townsville, I highly recommend it. O-Week provides tonnes of extremely helpful information to help get you started and improve your skills! However, if you can’t make it to one of the campuses, I have included a list of helpful links with everything you need to know.

O-Week Dates Cairns Campus—Monday 22nd July - Thursday 25th July Townsville Campus— Tuesday 23rd July—Friday 26th July

Get connected!! JCUSA Remote and External Students

For more information on the Student Association or to become a member visit:

Important links to help you during your time at University Off Campus Students – Indigenous Students – International Students – O-Week Information – Get Ready for Uni – Important Dates – Library Services for Off Campus Students – IT and Computing Services – Learning Skills Online – Writing and Math Skills Online – Effective Reading – Note Taking – Managing Your Time – Planning Your Career –

Family Fun at Bach Beach, Thursday Island Hi Thursday Island students! JCUSA and JCU Student and Academic Services is holding a family BBQ at 5:00 pm on Wednesday 14th of August at Bach Beach. Students are invited to bring their family and friends along for the barbeque. Games will be provided for both you and your children with prizes for the kids and students can go into the draw to win a 4th Gen iPad by signing up to JCUSA’s free membership! For more information email

Remote and External Webpage Coming Soon! The Remote and External page for the website will be up and running soon and we have added a section for stories, pictures, and videos. I would like to ask all of you if you would be willing to send in a story and a couple of pics for us to add to this page. It doesn't matter how short it is! Tell us about where you are, Uni experiences, placements, your family, funny stories, friendships made, etc. Alternatively, if you don't feel like writing, send us some photos with captions! I really hope we can fill this page with lots of stories and pics to make it somewhat like a progressive yearbook cataloguing our time at university. Please send to or post them to the JCUSA Remote and External Students Facebook page.

Second-Hand Text Books For Sale Email the JCU Student Association in Cairns at and ask if they have a second-hand copy of the textbook you need. When you find a book you want to buy, check the 13 digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN) to make sure it is the right edition. NOTE: Second-hand texts are not available from the Student Association in Townsville.

Student Recipes

Super Fast No Bake Tuna Bake Ready in 30 Mins, Serves : 6-8 Ingredients       

500g bow tie pasta 300g frozen green peas, thawed 65g butter 1 (420g) tin condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (185g) tin tuna, drained 1/4 cup (65ml) milk 1 cup grated Tasty cheese

Method Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water , adding peas for the final 3 minutes of cooking; drain. 2. Melt the butter in the same pot over medium heat. Add the mushroom soup, tuna, milk and Cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the pasta and peas until evenly coated. 1.


If you want a crispy, yummy cheese top...put mixture into oven dish and bake for 25mins on 180C.


Should you find yourself getting hassled with academic life, getting assignments in, studying for exams or even trying to make ends meet... then we are here to help. Student Welfare Being a student is never easy, and the problems you encounter may not just be of an academic nature. The most important thing to remember is… help is available.

The Student Association @ JCU is here to represent you, support you and generally ensure you're well looked after during your time here. What you get as a FREE Member:

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Voting rights in JCUSA Elections

Academic Support

Eligibility to run and vote for Student

Crisis loan support

A free universal, confidential & non-judgmental service is available to all James Cook University students. You do not need to be a member of the JCU Student Association to access this service.

FREE Year Planner & Date Stickers

Other Services We Provide

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Council Positions

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The Student Association offers services to assist you with any day-to-day issues and problems, and if we can't help we'll find someone who can. The Student Association can offer you a confidential and non-judgmental service, so if something - anything - is bothering you it's worth visiting us.

Academic & Welfare Support

FREE JCUSA iCampus App through the App Store FREE Student Diary Monthly edition of ‘The REX’ Remote and External Newsletter

To become a member visit: membership.php

Tax Help Safer Sex Information and Supplies Harassment Grievance Advice Student Association Crisis Loans Scheme Distance Education Services Parenting Rooms Disability Access Toilet Facility Kitchenette Facility (Cairns) Lost Property

Contact Your Student Association Free call: 1800 330 021 For access to any Student Association service or to be transferred elsewhere within the University free of charge. (Note: Not accessible from mobile) Townsville


Direct: (07 )4781 4400 Internal: 14400 Postal Address: JCU Student Association PO Box 1 James Cook University TOWNSVILLE QLD 4811

Direct: (07) 4042 1160 Internal: 21160 Postal Address: JCU Cairns Campus Student Association PO Box 6811 CAIRNS QLD 4870

If you would like to add an event you think would be of interest to other students in your area or have a recipe you would like to share, please email all necessary information to

Remote and External Newsletter ISSUE 04 JULY 2013

The rex is 04 july 2013 oweek edition