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one last hurrah: a graduates guide to milking benefits

There’s a lot of benefits to being a student. And it all becomes abundantly clear when you don’t get access to them anymore. A lot of you are going to graduate soon. You’ve finished your final exams, you’ve got some time to kill over summer before you jump head first into a job, a new project or go travelling. There’s a lot of living to be done between end-of-exams and the day university officially kicks you off their ‘student’ list….

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spring clean your mental health

It’s a busy time to be a uni student. What with assignments, exams, presentations and classes still happening, you tend to forget about your well-being. A lot of the time when uni gets stressful I tend to eat like crap, and sleep comes secondary to deadlines. While this seems like it might be the most efficient way to get things done, it’s not. Your mental health needs just as much attention as your uni work. If you’re starting to feel the…

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stuvac: a rookies guide to the uni break

stuvac: the universal student word for ‘relief’ If you’re still going with exams, we feel for you, but some of us are already on holiday. And it feels good. Stuvac, or ‘student vacation’ is awesome, because it’s a well-deserved break from the hard slog that was the Semester just gone. Whether you plan on working the entire time or sitting back and doing nothing, here is your guide to not screwing up stuvac. And yes – it can be stuffed…

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the exam room: what not to do

Procrastination is the universal skill of the uni student. We get veeery good at inventing ways to pass time, especially when it means avoiding our obligations and deadlines. People who don’t clean their apartment all year will feel the sudden urge to clean everything immediately, come exam time. Amazing accomplishments are made at this time of year, as long as it’s not academic progress. I’m definitely guilty of this. I managed to clean my apartment, prepare my lunches for the…

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the end of Semester: expectations vs reality

If you’re reading this, you’re procrastinating. And I’d probably be doing the same thing if I had exams to worry about. One of the things that becomes abundantly clear when studying for exams is the sheer volume of work you realised you conveniently ignored up until this point. Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Everyone does this – and if you don’t then you’re truly committed to your academic career and we mere mortals are not worthy. Exam time is…

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5 ways to spruce up your essay

Essays are, hands down, the worst. And I bet all of you $5 you’ve had to write one at least once in your life (if you haven’t, jokes on you, I have no money 😉 ). The funny thing about essays is that they are pretty easily improved upon if you know what to do. While you might have worked super hard on the content, there are some pretty crucial things that go into the presentation of an essay that…

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stress: uni blues or something else?

Everyone gets stressed. It’s a crazy time of year for uni students. With exams, assignments and major project deadlines looming, it’s pretty difficult to maintain your sanity – especially when you’re having to work and pay rent at the same time. It’s important to remember that while it’s a busy time of year, we can’t allow ourselves to get buried under the weight of responsibility. Sure, you want to do well, you might even want to make your parents proud…

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5 weird ways to reduce stress

Humans are weird.   We think we’re trailblazers for exploring the minuscule amount of space we’ve managed to survive in, scientists don’t know why we need to sleep for an average of 8 hours, and we associate smell with memory. There are a bunch of things we can’t explain about ourselves, and we’re all different when it comes to relieving stress. It’s a crazy time of year in terms of exams, assignments and other uni commitments. If the usual stress…

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QUIZ: what’s your study style?

What’s your study style? When exam period starts up it can get pretty stressful, especially when you’re cramming study like crazy and living off a Pringles and Red Bull diet. I take just about any excuse to eat crappy snack food, but some study habits are worse than others. So what’s your study style? Take the quiz to find out 😉   You’re a couple of weeks out from exam period and you’re doing a grocery shop. What’s aisle do…

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