Oops, I did it again (how to get back on top of your study)

Here you are again. You’ve procrastinated yourself into a massive hole, haven’t you? After all those promises you made yourself, you’re staring down the tracks at a fast approaching week 12 and you can’t seem to make your legs move. You have a few options here, but they all basically boil down into two: Stay under that torn, self-disgust stained blanket and google ice-cream delivery or, Get up and get … Continue reading Oops, I did it again (how to get back on top of your study)

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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Summer School or summer job?

The expectation that students will have some kind of work experience as well as a degree when they graduate has made a summer job or internship necessary for most of us. But maybe it’s worth sticking it out at uni through the summer to gain extra course credit and potentially finish early. What better way to settle this debate than with a trusty pros and … Continue reading Summer School or summer job?

Improve your employability on these three digital platforms

Finishing up your coursework for the semester doesn’t mean you can’t use downtime productively. After some well-deserved rest and recovery, why not improve your employability by heading online and boosting skills.  Upskill yourself with Generation Governance Generation Governance is an online course designed to enhance your leadership and governance skills. While the program is predominantly aimed at those who are thinking of joining a club, … Continue reading Improve your employability on these three digital platforms

3 (online) ways to improve your chances of getting a job

Just because university is wrapping up for the semester doesn’t mean you can’t use your time-off productively. Working from the assumption that the main reason you’re at university is to start your career, there are plenty of things you can do right now to boost your employability. After all – employers aren’t just interested in your transcript. They want the whole package. By undertaking a … Continue reading 3 (online) ways to improve your chances of getting a job

How to study smarter

Studying at university can be tough sometimes. If you’re a recent school leaver you may find your tried and trusted study skills are no longer working for you in the university environment. Alison Hillier from Academic Learning Support refers to this as the ‘culture shock’ – where previously successful students become crippled by having to self-direct their learning, as well as becoming derailed by their … Continue reading How to study smarter

Study plans: The Navigator how-to

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 Study plans: The Navigator how-to

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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Damage control: how to get back on top of your study

Here you are again.

You’ve procrastinated yourself into a massive hole, haven’t you?

After all those promises you made yourself, you’re staring down the tracks at a fast-approaching exam and you can’t seem to make your legs move.

You have a few options here, but they all basically boil down into two:

  • Stay under that torn, self-disgust stained blanket and google ice-cream delivery or,
  • Get up and get to work.

Obviously, wallowing in your own misery is a seductive option but let’s choose to fight back against your worst self-destructive impulses and get to work, work, work, work, work…

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