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.
Undergraduate → graduate → postgraduate. Those are the ‘ranks’, if you like, that you can climb through your university life. A lot of us come to uni straight out of high school, while others take a ‘gap year’ or spend some time in the workforce before taking on tertiary education. Either way, if we have not yet completed a degree, we are all ‘undergraduates’, waiting … Continue reading Undergrad vs. Postgrad study – what’s the deal?
It may or may not come as a surprise to you, but our University allows you the opportunity to be the recipient of a multitude of awards. So what are these sneaky student prizes? We spoke to Bec Stone from the Office of Alumni and Philanthropy to get the inside scoop. A lot of the academic awards are based on either your WAM or GPA. … Continue reading How to score yourself a University Prize
Figuring out what you want to do once you’ve finished your undergraduate degree can be a daunting prospect. Maybe you’ve always been sure of exactly what job you want. Or maybe, you’ve always known undergraduate study was just the first step in your university journey (bring on that PhD baby). Or maybe you’re a bit more like myself. On the cusp of graduating, but having … Continue reading What’s the fuss about Honours?
The uni rollercoaster is approaching that final, screaming, downhill flail before the end of the year. While many of us are simply looking forward to a break, there are an awful lot of you white-knuckling it through your last semester, and weighing up your post-graduation options. If you’re addicted to the uni lifestyle, avoiding the reality of workforce participation, or maybe fancy a couple more … Continue reading Levelling up: What you need to know about postgrad study