Posts Tagged ‘University Life’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Pros and Cons of Renting

The Pros and Cons of Renting

The obvious alternative to living with your parents is living by yourself, however paying the full rent bill hurts – a lot. For a one bedroom place near Melbourne University you’ll be coughing up around $330 per week. This is laughable for any full time student.  To get the figure some where in the uni [...]

Lectures: Waste of Time or Rite of Passage?

Lectures: Waste of Time or Rite of Passage?

All throughout high school the prospect of attending university was always exciting; one thing that really appealed to me personally was attending lectures.  Thinking about sitting in those cool little chairs with the flip up tables with a notepad and a pen.  Lectures always seemed exciting to me as I’d seen lecture halls on television [...]

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 [...]

How to Make Money & Keep It While at Uni

How to Make Money & Keep It While at Uni

The only way to have money while studying is to get a job. I understand that the word ‘job’ may be a difficult concept to handle for some, but essentially it is something you will have to do. It is not as terrifying as it may seem, or as difficult. There are hundreds of ways [...]

Travel and Life Experience Options while at Uni

Travel and Life Experience Options while at Uni

If taking a gap year is not for you – then you can always take time off during university by deferring, or use the fairly long 3 month break. University is quite flexible allowing you to defer if necessary for 6 months or 12 months. Taking time off university (especially if you did not take [...]