Sometimes thinking ahead can feel overwhelming. It’s normal to feel lost or confused when you try to tackle the big questions – What do I really want to do with my life? Can I even get there? Where should I begin? I recently attended the university’s ‘Designing Your Life’ workshop and I’m here to share some of my top take-aways and tips for how to … Continue reading How to design your best life
Do you ever find yourself in a weird relationship with money? As university students, we are studying for our future career to eventually earn a good living but at the same time we can find ourselves in a state of financial stress, searching for some part-time or casual jobs to help get us by while completing our studies. Finding a part-time or casual job that’s … Continue reading Secrets of the side hustle: finding the perfect part-time work
For postgraduate students, the struggle to create a work-life balance can be very real, and balancing study with other commitments like work and family can feel like a massive challenge. In this article, I share my personal top 3 tips for establishing and maintaining a healthy balance, and provide some helpful resources from Student Wellbeing. I’m a full time PhD (Classics) student, and throughout my … Continue reading Work-Life Balance as a Postgraduate Student
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)
After what feels like forever, the extended uni break is finally here and now all you’ve got left to do is actually decide what you’re going to do with it. Stuck for ideas? Have a read of some quick summer tips.
We’ve all been there; a scary boss you don’t know how to talk to about your uni timetable. You can’t ghost in the shadows forever though.
Eventually you’re going to have to tell them when you can and can’t work – and put your foot down if you need to study.
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?
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
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
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
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
How do you justify and apply yourself to study, whilst you’re dodging your housemates as they ask for your share of the rent and you’re eating pasta sauce on toast (recipe enquiries welcome). Continue reading Secrets to juggling work and study