Archive for April, 2011

The Art of Assignmenting!

The Art of Assignmenting!

“Now I’m not sure if this is right coz I got it off wiki…let’s hope so.” You sit down. There’s Red Bull, instant coffee and chocolate within reach. You open up a word document. You’re heading in the right direction. 3 hours later. You’ve had 4 instant coffees and half a bar of chocolate. You [...]

The Internet and How to Use it to Research

The Internet and How to Use it to Research

In a perfect world one would never have to look beyond their pretty little computer screen in order to find any piece of information they’re looking for, and to be honest, we’re almost there.  Which is a big help to those of us who, no matter how much we promise ourselves that we won’t, so [...]

Studying a Second Language at Post-VCE Level: Is it Worth It?

Studying a Second Language at Post-VCE Level: Is it Worth It?

Having studied a European language at both school and university, I have realised that there are a few unsatisfactory aspects that marred my experience. I had assumed, coming from high-school, that university would magically reveal the native speaker within. Surprise-surprise, what with alcohol, assignments, socialising and other important things, it came to my attention that [...]

Monopoly Money: Payment of Your Student Job

Monopoly Money: Payment of Your Student Job

Straight out of high school a student can face many firsts. Whether or not you face your first job or second or third there are some things you need pay attention to. How you are paid for your work. There are numerous ways people get paid for jobs but it basically it comes down to [...]

An Ozzie Adventure: A Survivor’s Guide for International Students

An Ozzie Adventure: A Survivor’s Guide for International Students

With the first week of Uni quickly approaching, you are probably somewhere between excitement and terrifying panic right about now. The first few weeks are surely the hardest, but they’re also the most exhilarating. And they can be fun too, if you’re ready to do a little planning! This is why this guide is here, [...]

Climate Change: Braving Melbourne Weather

Climate Change:  Braving Melbourne Weather

So you’ve just moved to Melbourne for uni, and if you’re coming from somewhere with those magical things us Melbournians dream of called ‘seasons’ you’re in for quite a shock.  You’ve probably heard the Crowded House song Four Seasons In One Day, and if you’ve spent any time there, you won’t be the least bit [...]

You’re a Teacher?! – Solving all Your Teacher and Assignment Woes

You’re a Teacher?! – Solving all Your Teacher and Assignment Woes

As you enter University many things change, especially your control of study and class attendance. High school, no more! Now you are stepping into the intellectual adult world. You are treated like an equal. And it’s time to face those University problems like a grown-up. (Yeah right!) Students teaching teachers The Evidence: -          Textbook answers [...]

The Australian Survival Guide – What to Expect When Arriving Down Under

The Australian Survival Guide – What to Expect When Arriving Down Under

Australia is a vast continent located in the Indian and Pacific Ocean. It is known for its majestic landscapes varying from beautiful beaches and unimaginable ocean life with tropical forest surroundings to the harsh dry outback where kangaroos can be seen leaping across the blood red horizon. Make no mistake Australia is a tough continent [...]

ANU Scholarships – Not just for geniuses

ANU Scholarships – Not just for geniuses

Everybody loves money.  At the ANU, like at other unis, if you’re a lucky person who meets the eligibility requirements you can be given money to help with the cost of attending uni. There are a plethora of scholarships available to students.  Whether you’re studying arts or science, city-slicker or country kid, mature age or [...]

The High, the Munchies and the Bong – A Student’s Guide for Things Left Unsaid

The High, the Munchies and the Bong – A Student’s Guide for Things Left Unsaid

Walking down the streets of Melbourne and some Australian cities can get you a little confused, in window’s oddly shaped utensils and equipment are being sold in tiny little dinging and dodgy stalls and stores. So my first thoughts as my first time away from home went along the lines of “What are those?” For [...]