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Time management at the end of term

Just like that, we can see the end of the study term on the horizon. As we race full steam ahead into the final weeks of classes, you may be feeling slightly (or very) overwhelmed 🙋‍♀️.

The end of each term comes flush with a bunch of assessments and exams, and to make matters worse, they’re all due at once. But don’t throw in the towel just yet, there is still time to smash out those final assessments and if the stress is getting to you remember that you have come this far. You’ve done weeks of study and work already, and that truly is half the battle.

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Study support without leaving your bed

Who doesn’t love a lazy Sunday… and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…?

Okay, so maybe we’re all guilty of chilling at home rather than venturing into uni and there have certainly been a few days where we swapped our study notes for pyjamas and pillows.

This doesn’t mean we have to make studying at home hard for ourselves! There’s a lot of things that can be done from the very comfort of our home. So if you’re struggling with your next assignment, you don’t have to run to your local library and bury yourself in books.

Just sit back, get yourself a cuppa, and check out some of these study supports you can access without even having to leave your bed.

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Your guide to achieving success at university

You’ve made it. All the hard work has paid off and you’re finally a student at the University of Newcastle.


It may seem like you’ve reached your end goal but this is just the beginning.

A plethora of exciting, rewarding and sometimes challenging experiences are coming your way. Best to be prepared.

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6 ways you can improve your academic skills

Imagine a world where you can get feedback on that dreaded assessment you’ve been putting off. It would be pretty amazing, yeah? While your academics aren’t the be-all and end-all of your university experience, it’s a crucial part of helping you find success. After all, isn’t the content you’re studying the main reason you came to university? Researching, writing academic essays and referencing can feel … Continue reading 6 ways you can improve your academic skills

How to become a pro at prioritising

We’ve all set sail on that one semester with the best of intentions before realising around major assignment time that something’s gone a bit awry. But it’s not too late to steer your ship to the waters of success; all that’s needed is a bit of planning. Indeed, with the sheer amount of responsibilities you juggle as a uni student, time can be a fleeting … Continue reading How to become a pro at prioritising

Navigator How-To: Study Plans

Let’s get this out of the way: I am a planning nerd. I love making timetables, charts, and colour coding things. When I enter Officeworks I strut like Tobey McGuire in Spiderman 3. Enjoying this planning business is fortuitous because, for me, it’s totally necessary. Alongside full-time uni, I have three casual jobs, a small army of children and a partner I enjoy spending time … Continue reading Navigator How-To: Study Plans

Studying hacks

Are you someone who struggles to study during exam time? We’ve all been there at some time or another.

According to Lil, a Learning Advisor for Academic Learning Support there are numerous reasons we don’t study effectively. One reason is that we try to “do too much at once,” in which we tend to procrastinate. Family and friends also tend to interrupt us and our surroundings can also be factors that make us struggle to study.

We’ve compiled some tips for you to make the most of studying in exam time.

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8 ways to get the most out of your memory aid

It’s almost exam time and you may be aware that you can bring a memory aid into selected exams.

But what is a memory aid and how do you make the most of this opportunity? We’re glad you asked. We have here a little guide to creating a memory aid that’s going to help you do the best in your exam as possible. Of course memory aids don’t replace study techniques so check out Revision Strategies but it can certainly enhance your chances of exam success – so don’t let this little gift go begging.

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