Archive for the ‘University Life’ Category

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 [...]

Cheap Eats – How to Avoid Starving at University

Cheap Eats – How to Avoid Starving at University

Food: It will get stuck in your teeth, spill in your bag and steal money from your pocket, but no matter how hard you try, you cannot survive on bulk-buy Mee Goreng for long. Just because you are a student struggling to live off Centrelink doesn’t mean you have to starve or eat things that [...]

Why Being Naked at the Uni Library is Not Cool

Why Being Naked at the Uni Library is Not Cool

If you are reading this, then congratulations! You care about your fellow man enough to learn (and hopefully master) some basic rules of university etiquette. A university is an institution for higher learning, however one has to only spend a short time in a university library or computer lab to realise that everyone’s notion of [...]

Why Audio Lectures are (in theory) a Great Idea

Why Audio Lectures are (in theory) a Great Idea

I can still remember the shock of discovering that Facebook wasn’t blocked from the computers at uni. Then I remembered: this isn’t high school any more. No more teachers hovering, making sure you’re doing your work. Responsible uni students would understand the computers are there for assignments, not for Facebook. I don’t know any one [...]

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 [...]

Uni Student Stereotypes

Uni Student Stereotypes

The Arts Student The arts student is usually seen walking around campus in vintage clothing, carrying a ‘Penguin Classics’ novel or a paperback. Occasionally involved in heated discussions with friends, perhaps about their differing interpretations of the films of David Lynch, the arts student is usually very opinionated, talkative and sociable. The lack of tutorial [...]