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)

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?

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

How to ace an interview with not-so-great grades

Have you ever looked at your transcript and felt disheartened? Have you thought that since the job market is super competitive that you won’t get a job? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Whilst it may appear grades are the be-all and end-all, this is not the case. As such, here’s some advice to ace the dreaded job search and subsequent interview. Self-Reflect We … Continue reading How to ace an interview with not-so-great grades

A fellow student’s guide to using your Semester Break productively

You made it! The semester is over and now it’s time to hibernate under your blanket and binge on snacks and junk TV. However, totally switching off and disappearing from the world, although tempting, can cause more harm than good. By all means take some time to rest, enjoy sleeping in and bask in the glory that is having no assignments due (unless you’re enrolled … Continue reading A fellow student’s guide to using your Semester Break productively

Tabula Rasa – how to have a productive holiday

You made it! The semester is over and now it’s time to hibernate under your blanket and binge on snacks and junk TV. However, totally switching off and disappearing from the world, although tempting, can cause more harm than good. By all means take some time to rest, enjoy sleeping in and bask in the glory that is having no assignments due (unless you’re enrolled … Continue reading Tabula Rasa – how to have a productive holiday

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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How to keep your boss happy while studying

Just writing the phrase “uni/work balance” feels like filling a bottle with snake oil. It sounds made up, even the look of it is unnatural. But there are ways to minimise the insanity. There are ways to make the semester more of a trial and less of a tribulation. Of course it’s hard. There’s just no escaping that. The goal is to get to the … Continue reading How to keep your boss happy while studying