Last April I graduated. I put on the mortarboard, wore the gown, shook hands with the Chancellor, was given a certificate, and did everything else that graduation normally entails. The week after, I was back in class. How, you may ask? Rather than finishing my uni career just yet, I had enrolled in Honours.
Exam time is easily one of the most stressful times of the semester. Between trying to balance study with everything else happening at this time of year, sometimes our diets can suffer. Whether we’re snacking on whatever we can find at Pinkies during a cram session or eating takeout because we don’t have time to cook, the exam season can mean that we might not always make the healthiest choices.
Throughout the year, you might see posters around campus made by students campaigning to be elected to various groups across the University, groups that many students might not know a lot about. The University Council, the Faculty Boards, and the Academic Senate are just a few. Who make up these governing bodies? What do they do? Is the Academic Senate anything like the Senate from … Continue reading Let’s Get Political: A Guide to Student Governance at Uni Newcastle
At the end of the second semester of my second year of uni, I was struggling. I had some fairly unpleasant family drama come up in the middle of the semester and, as a result, I was feeling isolated and unmotivated which seriously impacted my work. I had dropped out of one course, had barely managed a credit in two others and was dangerously close … Continue reading That time I went to counselling: Demystifing Adverse Circumstances
As the semester ends and we’re all getting swamped with assessments and exams, it’s normal to start worrying about how you’re going to cope with all that work. For some students this means planning everything out within an inch of its life, for some it means late night cramming sessions the day before an exam. Some students, however, turn to study drugs. Study drug is … Continue reading Navigating Addiction: Study Drugs