Archive for March, 2011

Play the Game Boys: ‘Picking Up’ Girls at Uni – documentary style

Play the Game Boys: ‘Picking Up’ Girls at Uni – documentary style

A note to all boys: Please read this in your best David Attenborough impersonation. Pay attention to the thoughts and techniques. They will relate to most males. It is either during a university open day or the first proper day of uni when it usually hits the young man: Gone are the days of seeing [...]

The Elephant Internship – Jumbo’s footprints leading to your dream career

The Elephant Internship – Jumbo’s footprints leading to your dream career

Have you heard those stories about people sending a resume to Vanity Fair but its no ordinary resume? Its one designed like a magazine? Ever wanted a resume that your future employer stopped and stared at. The answer to an amazing resume is actually on the inside of your resume.  Summed up in one word [...]

Student Housing: A Horror/Mystery Story

Student Housing: A Horror/Mystery Story

For many of us who attend a university in the centre of our city, the eagerly awaited pleasures of being ‘close to everything’ turn into a real life horror story when we begin house hunting. As our rental house applications get knocked back again and again, we kick ourselves for not realising that when there’s [...]

A++! Easy Ways Boost Your Essay Grade

A++! Easy Ways Boost Your Essay Grade

It’s happened again. It’s 2am and you’ve just got home from a massive night out only to realise that your essay is due tomorrow and you haven’t even looked at the topic. S*#! You promised yourself you wouldn’t go out but everyone else was and besides what could a few drinks do? Nothing – nothing for [...]

Plan B – What to Do if You’re Failing Uni or Hate Your Course

Plan B – What to Do if You’re Failing Uni or Hate Your Course

There are myriad reasons why students hate uni and struggle to pass their subjects. Many begin courses straight out of school and have trouble adjusting to the new style of learning – not surprising when you’re also juggling jobs, relationships, social lives, family problems and a healthy dose of soul searching. If this sounds like [...]

5 Easy Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Uni Library

5 Easy Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Uni Library

Don’t know your Dewey from your quarto? Your University library holds a wealth of resources, but it can be tough to navigate your way around if you are not used to the way libraries are run. Have no fear, however, because with a few tips from me, you will be well on your way to [...]

Group Assignments: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Make Them Work

Group Assignments: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Make Them Work

It’s late in the afternoon and the library is slowly starting to empty as students finish off their day. The ones who remain are split up into two groups. There are students who have a pile of coffee cups next to them and using a giant textbook as a pillow, and there are those who [...]

Seven Ways to Survive Studying for Exams

Seven Ways to Survive Studying for Exams

In an ideal world, a student would attend all of their lectures and tutorials. They would arrive punctually, listen attentively, take notes diligently and behave in an altogether studious and commendable fashion. In the real world, students sometimes fail to make it to their classes. When they do manage to attend (often late), the sound [...]

Little Known Ways to Maximise Exam Success

Little Known Ways to Maximise Exam Success

Before we really get started, I feel I should make you aware that this article will not emphasise the importance of studying for exams or tips on revision methods. Although these things are obviously essential, you’d be amazed at the fact that they’re often not your undoing. Some seemingly very simple, straightforward elements of taking [...]

How to write an essay in 7 easy steps

How to write an essay in 7 easy steps

Essays are something you’ll become very familiar with over your university life (unless you’re a science student!).  As an arts student, it’s pretty much all I do.  Thus, I feel I am well placed to give you practical and realistic advice on writing an essay.  Not the generic advice given by an essay writing guide, [...]