Posts Tagged ‘Student Lifestyle’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Great Expectations: Mental Health

Great Expectations: Mental Health

Have you ever felt like the pressure is just too much? Having a healthy body and a healthy mind is promoted through models with gleaming white teeth, accompanied by a stretch of yoga on the beach. “Stress less,” the article coos, “and listen to your inner chakra.” Chakra? Is that a type of chocolate? The [...]

University “is like a box of chocolates”

University “is like a box of chocolates”

Start at the very beginning Meeting new people and starting new friendships can be, for many, one of the scariest things to do. Breaking the barrier between a stranger and a friend is not an easy process but is so rewarding once done. Whether you are a local or an international student meeting new people [...]

Brisbane, on a shoestring- Living on a Tight Budget in Brissie

Brisbane, on a shoestring- Living on a Tight Budget in Brissie

Welcome to Brisbane, or ‘BrisVegas’ as it is more commonly referred to. If you know your way around this thriving and ever growing city you soon learn to discover where to find a bargain and how to stretch your budget further than you ever thought you could. All you need to know is what is [...]

Tequila Happy- How to Handle Uni with a Hangover

Tequila Happy- How to Handle Uni with a Hangover

One tequila, two tequila, three-tequila… floor. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Even falling on floor didn’t seem so bad as tomorrow morning’s lecture was far off in the distant land of 9am. Which coincidentally wasn’t in a far off distant land. It was actually a sneaky 4.5 hours away. Somehow you stumble [...]