Archive for June, 2012

4 Embarrassing Ways to Tell You Spend Too Much Time on Campus

4 Embarrassing Ways to Tell You Spend Too Much Time on Campus

Arts undergraduates may not appreciate this, but most students do not have the luxury of nine contact hours per week. With some days starting early in the morning with a lecture and ending late at night with a lab, the average student has no choice but to spend all their time on campus grounds. Still, [...]

Sick of Living @ Home? Moving to the City Guide

Sick of Living @ Home? Moving to the City Guide

The Presidents of the United States of America encapsulated the simplicity of country life when they sang “Moving to the country, going to eat a lot of peaches.” Unfortunately, city life is more “hustle and bustle” than “quiet and peaceful”. But as the old Playschool favourite goes “Living in the city is fun” and by [...]

So I don’t even have to go to lectures?

So I don’t even have to go to lectures?

Oh the joy of discovering that if you don’t attend lectures, no one cares! Remember high school? There, if you missed even five minutes of one class, the teacher was on your case about it. Welcome to university. Here, if you miss five minutes of a lecture, you’re probably grabbing a snack or walking from [...]

Student Tales From The Toilet Walls

Student Tales From The Toilet Walls

Sitting on a public toilet is not most people’s idea of a good time. But these germ ridden, sometimes stained and often unclean bacteria breeders provide a front row seat to the ultimate real life version of Gossip Girl. I can’t speak for the boys, but us girls tell all on these cubicle walls. Forget [...]

Failed a Uni Assessment? Think you were marked unfairly?

Failed a Uni Assessment? Think you were marked unfairly?

Picture this; you have just completed your first ever uni assignment and you couldn’t be happier with it. You struggle to remember the last time you put in such a great amount of effort, questioning whether even your Year 12 exams received such an intent amount of study. You locked yourself in your room for [...]

The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Jet Lag

The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Jet Lag

With a variety of symptoms that have the potential to disrupt both study and social life, jetlag can be one of the most excruciating obstacles for a traveller to overcome. For the international student or returning nomad, overcoming the horror that is jetlag is an art that can be mastered – hopefully without the need [...]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Go to University Open Days

5 Reasons Why You Need to Go to University Open Days

Once a year, universities open their doors to thousands of eager year 12 students.  Unfortunately, it also comes at a generally stressful time in the life of a year 12 student; exams aren’t too far away and of course there are all the university, accommodation and scholarship applications to complete.  In the information age, it’s [...]