Archive for May, 2011

Experience Matters: Ways You Can Make Yourself Stand Out From the Crowd

Experience Matters: Ways You Can Make Yourself Stand Out From the Crowd

Let’s say you’ve just graduated and, after a few weeks of partying, you wake up asking yourself the question ‘Now what?’ We can infer two things from this imaginary scenario: -          No company had approached you to offer you a job the day you stood off the graduating podium. You didn’t believe that would actually [...]

Uni Lovin’: How to Make Someone’s Day

Uni Lovin’: How to Make Someone’s Day

‘You are you beautiful,’ the post-it note told me. ‘We want to see your amazing smile,’ said another. I glanced at myself in the mirror. I was in the toilets at uni, right? Not stuck inside Cleo or Cosmopolitan where I’d actually taken their suggestions and written positive affirmations to myself and stuck them on [...]

Moving Out of Home Next Year for Uni? Read This!

Moving Out of Home Next Year for Uni? Read This!

So, it’s time to fly the proverbial coop. You may have been given marching orders by your parents, or you may have been accepted into a uni on the other side of the country. Shape up, ship out, the world of co-habitation awaits. House(mates). She’s your best friend. You’ve laughed together, you’ve cried together. You’re [...]

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student

It’s true: carrying a thick calculus textbook under one arm draws a certain amount of admiration. Or, in some cases, a bewildered look of stupidity. Even so, for the most part, declaring oneself as an engineering student is likely to warrant one of two responses: a casual ‘oh, yeah’ (while the person tries not to [...]

Desire vs Need – Where Students Spend Their Money and How to Save It

Desire vs Need – Where Students Spend Their Money and How to Save It

Upon entering University you may find that your wallet opens and closes, for things you may need or really may not need. But the thing you need to remember is why? Why are you buying it, do you really need it, and what are the benefits. (Do I sound like your mother? I know, I [...]

To Defer or Not to Defer Uni

To Defer or Not to Defer Uni

In recent years it has become increasingly popular for students to defer their tertiary studies after year 12. There are many reasons for this: to begin with, it may be the only financially viable option for some young people, particularly those moving from regional areas. The high costs associated with tertiary education and independent living [...]

How To Prepare For Exams

How To Prepare For Exams

So exam time’s coming. You want to pass, right? I assume that’s why you’re bothering to read this article instead of refreshing your facebook page to see whether anyone liked your latest status update. Maybe you’ve been working hard all semester but the pressure of exam time gets you overly stressed. Or maybe you’ve only [...]

How Not to Fail 1st Year of University

How Not to Fail 1st Year of University

As you transition into the university lifestyle many factors in your life are going to change, whether you like it or not! With no family or friends nagging you about the amount of work you should be doing and no parents to stop you from going out every night of the week, uni life can [...]

On-campus vs. Off-campus Living

On-campus vs. Off-campus Living

Making the move from high school to University? Thinking about leaving home and about whether you should choose on-campus or off-campus accommodation?

Gap Years: 365 Days to Break the Norm

Gap Years: 365 Days to Break the Norm

Ah Gap years. If you have had enough of the education system then a Gap year is calling. But most people can easily guess what you will do with your Gap year. Will you travel or work? The travellers eventually backpack back to real life. The workers already have a career pathway laid out. They [...]