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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 [...]

“ROFLMAO!” Text Message Slang and Internet Etiquette

“ROFLMAO!” Text Message Slang and Internet Etiquette

In recent months, the Oxford English Dictionary has added several new ‘words’ to its listing; some of these have included OMG, LOL, TMI, FYI, BFF, ‘muffin top’, ‘couch surfing’ and the heart symbol (see also: I Y you).  This announcement was followed by the unanimous sound of a million Baby-Boomers’ brains exploding.\ However, it is [...]

Backpacking Essentials – from the Female Perspective

Backpacking Essentials – from the Female Perspective

Backpacking Essentials – what you really need to take overseas, from a female perspective: Having backpacked so far for a solid six months, I have pared down my bag to the bare essentials. I’ll admit, I started with a lot of crap – like post-it notes. What exactly was I going to stick them to? [...]

How to Find the Perfect Internship

How to Find the Perfect Internship

It is somewhat unfortunate that experience seems to count for everything these days. No longer is it good enough to graduate with a head full of useful and not-so-useful information picked up in tute rooms and lecture halls at university. What employers are really keen for are people who know a little of the practical [...]

First Year @ Uni 101

First Year @ Uni 101

The high school formal is long gone and schoolies is becoming a lingering memory. Now is the time to stop watching day time soaps, get off the coach and prepare yourself for life as a uni student. Before the anxiety of making new friends and the dread of finding your way through the maze of [...]

Survival Tips for the Frugal Student – Part 3 Travel

Survival Tips for the Frugal Student – Part 3 Travel

Travelling, we all do it! Whether it’s to and from uni, to the pub, a backpacking trip around Europe or a relaxing fun filled break with friends. So it pays to be in the know on how to do it on the cheap! Here are some tips that you can use, both at home and [...]

Survival Tips for the Frugal Student – Part 2 Food

Survival Tips for the Frugal Student – Part 2 Food

It’s halfway through the week and today I’m buying lunch. I order my food, take out my wallet and with a shock, realise that all I have is a $2 coin and a free drink coupon. With a sense of dread I think that someone has stolen my money. I think back to the past [...]

Survival tips for the Frugal Student- Part 1 Textbooks

Survival tips for the Frugal Student- Part 1 Textbooks

Students past and present know how migrating from the high school bubble into the wide world that is university feels both emotionally and financially. No longer will mum and dad give you a ride to school or pay for your books (if you’re lucky they still might) and there is no cheap canteen to supply [...]

Melbourne: Vintage Fashion on a Budget

Melbourne: Vintage Fashion on a Budget

A friend from overseas once made the observation that the people of Melbourne are unique in that after greeting a person one of the first conversations they’ll start will be about the clothes you’ve got on. While I’ve never seen this as being unusual, she pointed out that in no other city she’s visited or [...]

Student Funding: How to Go About It …

Student Funding: How to Go About It …

In many ways, university is much like any reality TV show – thousands of eager, young hopefuls stream into an institution, willing to overcome a series of increasingly difficult challenges to attain respect, recognition and rewards. Alas, the constant struggle for marks and manuscripts has more than just academic ramifications. Students need to eat, to [...]