Partying safely at Autonomy Day

It’s that time of year again, when the weather is just about to get that little bit warmer, you’ve cruised past the halfway point of the year, and most importantly you’re about to celebrate the hell out of Autonomy. For those new students not in the know, or those more seasoned students who just didn’t really ask questions about why campus seems to have a … Continue reading Partying safely at Autonomy Day

How to maintain a healthy diet and routine at home

Studying from home is a change of pace for many students. Adapting to a new way of learning can be difficult and is especially tough during this time. Setting up a healthy routine and sticking to it when studying from home is essential not only for your own wellbeing but also so you are able to work to the best of your ability.

We know that being healthy means getting enough sleep, exercise and nutrients – but with things in the world changing every day, the added stress can make it difficult to stay on top of things. It’s ok to be overwhelmed! Try and follow these tips to make sure you are looking after yourself throughout this period.

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Exercise to Excel: 5 Tips to Improve Your Exam Performance

Our bodies were built for mobility! Not desk-bound modality! And the University of Newcastle’s very own Professor David Lubans would agree wholeheartedly. Composed and strong of posture, David very much walks the talk. Starting off as a passionate physical education teacher with a knack for Rugby League, he has now established himself as a researcher dedicated to promoting physical fitness. His recent project, Burn 2 … Continue reading Exercise to Excel: 5 Tips to Improve Your Exam Performance

How to get your diet sorted for exams

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.

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Navigating Addiction: Cigarettes & Vaping

Apart from the mix of accents and frostbite-y cold, my ‘culture shock’ while on Exchange in Manchester last year, consisted of the strong smoking-culture amongst its students.  It appeared to be a habit everyone inherited out of high school (or college, rather) – something less common in my experience studying in Sydney and Newcastle.  The first time I saw someone ‘vaping’ was also on this … Continue reading Navigating Addiction: Cigarettes & Vaping

Why summer is the perfect time to start your self-care routine

At the time of writing this, I’ve been off campus for well over four weeks and I’m terribly depressed. Not because my marks were bad, mind you, but because I’ve been so focussed on uni that its absence has become something of a niggling void, like poking your gum where a tooth used to be, or when hiccups disappear but you still expect one. Rather … Continue reading Why summer is the perfect time to start your self-care routine

Why Semester 2 can feel like a struggle

There’s something about second semester that just doesn’t feel right. Regardless of how organised, prepared and motivated I am at the beginning, how much I nag and lecture myself, I just can’t seem to get my sh*t together. I usually begin the semester full of lofty ideals and ready for war. I leave cute little notes around reminding me to keep my chin up, and … Continue reading Why Semester 2 can feel like a struggle

Party smart: Keeping a party lifestyle from affecting your studies

Between jobs, internships, and classes it can be hard for students to find time to unwind and let loose. After a crazy day, going out partying can be a fun and exciting way to hang out with friends and forget about your to-do list for a few hours. Although parties are a swell time, there’s a fine line between having fun and getting out of … Continue reading Party smart: Keeping a party lifestyle from affecting your studies