Archive for October, 2010

Interesting Courses to Try and Why

Interesting Courses to Try and Why

Whether you are already studying at University or maybe just considering it, or perhaps your still undecided or you may already know exactly what you want to do, in any case it is important to remember that there are so many different fields and subjects in which to explore that it’s really a shame to [...]

The October Student: Libra living in the library

The October Student: Libra living in the library

(Sep 24 – Oct 23) Fear not, those Libra liberators out there. The library will be your friend this month, as exam study is much underway. Avoid top shelves and standing on stools as you reach for those books. Asking a friendly passerby never hurt. Who knows perchance fate may intervene. Be on the lookout [...]

The Value of International University Rankings

The Value of International University Rankings

Lately there has been a lot of furore surrounding international university rankings with both the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education University Rankings being released this last week. Amidst the controversy of the methodology used to ranks universities across the world, one fact became clear. Australian universities did not perform as [...]

How to Choose Your University Preferences

How to Choose Your University Preferences

University applications across Australia are now officially open (as of the beginning of August)! This means that students need to begin thinking about which university courses they will apply for, and the order of their preferences. While students will have a second chance to alter their preferences in December and early January, there is a [...]

Studying Undergraduate Medicine

Studying Undergraduate Medicine

Undergraduate medical programs tend be very popular, and consequently, very competitive.  For example, over 3,500 applicants applied for 156 standard entry places at UNSW’s sought after medicine program in 2010. Considering the sheer numbers of applicants, it is important you maximise your chances of getting selected. University medical programs select students on the basis of: [...]

How to Become a Doctor in Australia

How to Become a Doctor in Australia

Has becoming a doctor always been a passion of yours? Unsure where to start in terms of the pathways to becoming a doctor, and understanding what will be the best pathway for you? With 18 medical schools spread around Australia, with all offering different courses, and different approaches, it is quiet easy to be confused [...]

Gap Year Options – Au Pairing to the Defence Force

Gap Year Options – Au Pairing to the Defence Force

Gap years are important. They allow you to travel, work, and gain valuable and rewarding life experience so you can make a more informed decision about university and what you actually like. 1 in 5 students quit university or change course. Why? Because not enough time is taken by student to really define with clarity [...]

How to Choose a University

How to Choose a University

Going to university is a big decision. It influences your future career path, and your wealth, health, and well-being. Consequently, choosing the right university is important. Attending a university that is the right fit for you can make a big difference – in terms of job opportunities, career development, and general levels of happiness. So [...]

Should you have a Boyfriend or Girlfriend in Years 11 & 12?

Should you have a Boyfriend or Girlfriend in Years 11 & 12?

To have a boyfriend or girlfriend. That is the question. From speaking to students and parents, there is a general feeling in the community that having a boyfriend or a girlfriend in Year 11 or 12 is NOT a good idea. Oft quoted reasons for this opinion is that such a relationship during the most [...]

How Can You Boost Your Motivation?

How Can You Boost Your Motivation?

Ever get bored from studying? I know. It’s a stupid question. So, how can you re-motivate yourself to study and get back into the swing of things! Studying is essentially a habit. Like any habit it, it is easy to break, but difficult to create. Taking a break from studying (anything longer than a week), [...]