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life lessons vs. what school taught you…

You don’t learn life lessons in school. I learned how to use a protractor, I know what meiosis means, and I can tell you about all the parallels between George Orwell’s Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. When I graduated, a bright spark of an 18-year-old ready to put my newfound knowledge out into the world, I wasn’t aware of how utterly useless this information was. Sure, I had some great philosophical arguments with friends about world history when I…

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humans of the village: Brian Allen

You Villagers are an interesting bunch… It’s another installment of Humans of the Village! I’m shining the spotlight on Villagers from all around the country and sussing out how they battle the stormy seas and desert plains of young adulthood on campus. This time we’re checking in at Yarra House in Melbourne and chatting to Brian Allen.   How long have you been living at Yarra House? Since February 2015.   Where are you originally from? Wodonga, VIC, Australia.   How old are you?…

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your final-year-at-uni bucket list

Ever poured detergent into the fountain on campus? No? Just me? Okay. But it was damn fun and i’d do it again. #SorryNotSorry… Anyway, if you happened to spend the last 3-6 years working hard, going to class on time and getting D’s and HD’s – you’re amazing, a freak of nature, and you should be congratulated. You’ve smashed uni and now you need to cram a bunch of delinquency into a short amount of time to boost your fun-o-meter. If…

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a rookies guide to voting (and how to get out quickly)

It’s election time… again. If you’re not entirely up to speed with Australian politics, it’s er… a bit of a long story.         Yeeaahhhh, no point explaining, unless you’d like to read a wall of text that’s probably better suited to a highschool history textbook. The years between 2007 to now have been weird. I guarantee you ask any Australian to summarise Australian politics in the last 5-9 years and they will respond with an exasperated sigh….

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an open letter to my parents…

Dear parents, thanks for putting up with me for so long… No seriously, I can’t believe you managed to run a household and lead the life of a well-adjusted adult without losing your mind – especially when I complained about eating fresh veggies. I ask that you accept my apology for everything I took for granted during the years of having my food cooked and school books bought for me. Here are the top 6 things I appreciate the most…

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top 10 weirdest questions we get asked at the Village

you want to bring what!? Working in student housing means you get asked some pretty strange questions from time to time! Our guest blogger and customer contact agent, Kiara, gives us an insight into the most… err.. unusual questions we get asked by parents and students!   Can I bring my pet snake? A snake? Really? I’m not so sure your roommates would appreciate Medusa’s tendrils living in the room next door. That would be a no. Unfortunately there is a…

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cheap eats & bars: yarra house

Cheap food is like the bat signal for university students And we wouldn’t be very good at what we do unless we compiled all of that precious information into one location, would we? We’ve done you a solid and decided to tour the country to find the best places to eat, drink and have a darn good time, no matter what Village you’re from! So here it is: a compiled list of the best places to eat, drink and hang…

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6 mistakes everyone makes in their first year

mistakes are inevitable in your first year of uni…   If you think you’re going to get through your first year of university without spending your money on ridiculous items you’ll never use or letting vegetables turn to mush in the fridge, you’re dead wrong. Not to sound cynical here, but when you leave home the independence goes straight to your head, and doing stupid stuff with your money is the fastest way to realise you’re going to need more…

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your social media life vs. the working world

If you’re one of the 0.00000000009% of the population that isn’t present on social media, maybe go outside and kick a ball around, yeah? For the rest of you internet-loving, Insta-obsessed Twitter trawlers, there’s something you might want to know. If you’re a uni student, you’d be well aware that growing up in the 90s meant learning the hard way about how the internet was going to define the way people see you. MSN was your primary mode of communication,…

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so fresh and so clean

Since you’ve clearly got some time to kill between your exams (or you’re in class killing precious time), you’d better make sure you’re living situation is stellar so you don’t go insane with study cabin-fever. How are your roommates? Do you all get along? Are you making sure you’re not that cliché’ dirty roommate? Some of you might need to reflect a little… Either way, we want you to be 100% happy with your room at the Village! With any share-house living…

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