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pros & cons of the three-year degree

three years can be a very long, or very short amount of time Depending on how you look at it. I did a three-year degree that ended up being a 4-year because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. Everyone approaches things differently, so here are the pros and cons of doing a three-year degree…     It all hangs in the first year All it takes is two Semesters of assignments, classes and awkward group…

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more rude awakenings of moving out of home

No, not the rude awakening you’re thinking of. There are a few things about uni-life that kind of smack you in the face if you’ve just moved out of home. Sure, it’s a really exciting time and you’re probably super excited to get away from your parents and the last few years of high school mania, but you may be surprised to learn that suddenly living an adult life is not all it’s cracked up to be. Don’t get me…

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how to stop being a last-minute person

Says me, writing this blog at the last minute…   If I’m honest, I was never a last-minute person to begin with. I’m pretty punctual as a person, and I usually arrive early at parties, so I was never late with an assignment or project at uni. I always noticed how difficult it was for my mates at uni who scrambled their work together at the last second to submit it, only to get a mark that wasn’t anywhere near…

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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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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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how to switch majors when your degree is a major flop

Not everyone likes their degree. Some people might realise how much they hate it after they begin! It’s more common than you think. So many of us feel pressure to choose their degree while we’re still in high school, and that can mean we make a decision to do a degree that doesn’t really serve our best interests. Sometimes you don’t need to make such a drastic change to feel better about your uni courses, sometimes a change in Majors…

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6 things I wish my parents knew when I left home

When I started University it was really hard to get my parents to understand the pressure of it all. All of the sudden you are bombarded with responsibility and obligations that you were never warned about. Financial issues that you face as a young adult in the modern tertiary education system may not have been the same financial issues your parents faced when they were the same age. Textbook prices can be astronomically high, depending on your field, and University…

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