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How to embrace travel opportunities as a HDR student

Did you know that MPhil and PhD students are often encouraged to undertake domestic and international travel for their research? As a PhD student nearing the end of my studies, my biggest advice for new and continuing HDR students is to embrace opportunities for travel so that you can enhance your research profile while making memories for a lifetime – a real win-win! It’s worth … Continue reading How to embrace travel opportunities as a HDR student

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Your Stories – Meet Phoebe

Name: Phoebe Degree: Bachelor of Communication What pushed you to study this degree? I’m a non-school leaver, mature aged student here but I started my studies at Charles Sturt University in 2015. I went from doing English and Drama majors in the HSC to studying Teaching at CSU, majoring in English. I lasted 18 months in the degree but there were two reasons why I … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Phoebe

Your Stories – Meet Leto

Name: Leto Degree: Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Media Arts Production Why did you decide to do a communications degree? In year 10, a careers advisor asked us “what do you want to do?”. People were saying standard occupations, but I wanted to be more interesting so I said film making, and ever since then it’s essentially chosen my degree for me. I realised I … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Leto

What to do if you’re feeling behind on exam prep

University life can be a challenge for all of us, especially when it comes to exam preparation. As the deadline looms closer, you may begin to feel overwhelmed, and the thought of failure can lead to unnecessary stress. However, with the right mindset and tips, you can effectively tackle the exams and emerge victorious!  To start, let’s talk about PASS Leaders. These are students who … Continue reading What to do if you’re feeling behind on exam prep

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What in the world is the New Columbo Plan scholarship?

In November, I received an email from the Australian Government that started with “congratulations”. I was a recipient of the New Columbo Plan Scholarship. Naturally, I screamed. Six months on, I’m gearing up for a big move to the Indo-Pacific, where I’ll remain for up to nineteen months. Let me show you how you can do it, too. (I’m still screaming, FYI.)  Okay, so the New Columbo … Continue reading What in the world is the New Columbo Plan scholarship?

Your Stories – Meet Jackson

Name: Jackson, original creator of ‘UON Love Letters Revived’ Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Did you create the Love Letters platform? If so, why? Yes and no, but mostly no. I created the current Love Letters Revived page in October 2020, probably a day or two after the original page got deleted. I only got onto it so quickly because I was a huge fan … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Jackson

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Your Stories – Meet Bridget

Name: Bridget Degree: Bachelor of Communications (Majoring in Media Arts Production) Why did you decide to come to uni and what drew you to a communication degree? Honestly, it just seemed interesting. I wasn’t ready to commit to a full-time job yet and I thought studying would be a good idea. I love films. I’ve done a lot of acting and really wanted to get … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Bridget

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How to get your head around your required readings

When I sit down, highlighter and pen in hand, ready to attack something from my mandatory reading list, I feel like I’m prepping for a marathon (something you would never find me doing). I know it’s going to be hard, I know I’m probably going to want to give up mid-way, I know I’ll keep checking my watch and I know it’s probably going to … Continue reading How to get your head around your required readings

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The Do’s and Don’ts of using ChatGPT

If your social media algorithm has not yet been swamped by content related to artificial intelligence (AI), consider yourself nestled in an incredibly special niche. As a graphic design student following creative content on social media, almost every post I see is related to AI. It took me until January to finally dare have a play with ChatGPT. The multitude of AI tools available is … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of using ChatGPT

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Your Stories – Meet Georgia

Name: Georgia Degree: Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) How did you come to do a Bachelor of Social Work? I didn’t think I’d ever be at university, I thought it was something fancier people did who had more money. I did Open Foundation rather than coming straight from school. My course is well suited to me, it’s flexible and adaptable to changes in my life. … Continue reading Your Stories – Meet Georgia