Posts Tagged ‘going to university’

How To Do An Arts Degree And Not Wind Up In Hospitality

How To Do An Arts Degree And Not Wind Up In Hospitality

Q: What does an arts student say when they graduate from their degree? A: Would you like fries with that? Are you laughing? No, neither was I. For many arts graduates though, the harsh reality is that their course hasn’t given them any skills that will help get them “A Real Job”. As much as [...]

How to make the most of University Information and Open Days

How to make the most of University Information and Open Days

Ever considered attending a university information or open day? Brendan Wong shares a few tips on how you can make the most of these days

University: a means to get a career or to study your passion?

University: a means to get a career or to study your passion?

Imagine this, you’re at a party and someone has just asked you what you’re studying at university. You tell them, slightly grimacing as their face goes blank. You brace yourself, as this happens often, for their scoffing response: “Right, so… What kind of job will you get at the end of THAT degree? It is [...]

Student unions, why join them?

Student unions, why join them?

No doubt you will all get those emails at the start of a new academic year asking you whether you had thought about joining your student union, and probably like most people, you will skip over them without giving them a second thought. But wait, before you hit that delete button, ask yourself, what is [...]

HECS Explained: The Essentials You Need to Know

HECS Explained: The Essentials You Need to Know

What is HECS? HECS-HELP, or just HECS, is a loan available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places. Not all courses at all universities offer this option, and the alternative (called full fee paying places) entail that the student pays full cost for their education. HECS is only an option for the first 7 [...]

How to Make the Most Out of University Societies

How to Make the Most Out of University Societies

University social life is always like game the old “be in it to win it”. So the more proactive you are with your own social life the better off you will be. Clubs are the 911 of all University social life. Clubs can be the start of great friendships, you can learn new skills, understand more [...]

Surviving out of home – how to avoid becoming a hobo

Surviving out of home – how to avoid becoming a hobo

So, you’ve decided to move out of home. Whether it was because of work/study commitments, family issues or you’ve just decided to grow up – you’ve chosen to leave the nest. Good for you! Living on your own can give you a great sense of satisfaction as you must rely on yourself to survive, and [...]

The E-Reader Dilemma

The E-Reader Dilemma

There is nothing better than folding back the cover of a novel for the first time, breathing in the smell of fresh pages and ink. Nothing worse than forcing open the pages of a textbook knowing the information inside needs to, somehow, be transported into your brain (preferably before the exam). Books are more than [...]

Act Your Age! The Glory of Mature-Age Students

Act Your Age! The Glory of Mature-Age Students

 Unlike high school, your years of study at university will situate you into a world where your peers may very well two or three times your own age (or younger than your own children, depending on who has stumbled across this article). In fact, research has found that, since the 1980s, universities have experienced a [...]

How to procrastinate like a pro!

How to procrastinate like a pro!

This may seem like a funny title, coming from a website designed to help you cope with uni life, however, this is also a pragmatic site, and recognises that didactic advice will go in one ear and out the other. Everyone puts things off, no matter how saintly. Uni students, however, have the unique mix [...]