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apps for uni: technology that changes your life

$10 says you’re looking at your phone.   When I came to uni I was surprised I’d managed to go a whole year in Sydney without using TripView. I had survived solely on Google maps, and let me tell you: not the most reliable source. Don’t get me started on Apple maps… Anyway, if you’re a new uni student and you’re in a completely unfamiliar place, you’re in luck! There are apps for just about everything, and here are a…

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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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cut your shop budget without cutting the food

Put on your bibs and sharpen your forks. This is a food blog.   Food is pretty much treated as the elixir of life when you’re a student – especially since it is. But our love for food borders on a line somewhere between religious worship and unhealthy adoration. Admittedly, in my poorest of uni student days I pretty much ate whatever wasn’t going off, including stuff that was past its ‘use-by’ date. I’m not proud of it. But eaters…

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your guide to catching some well-deserved Zzz’s

How much sleep did you get last night? If it was anything less than 7 hours you’re probably not catching enough Zzz’s. Sleep was one of the necessities of health that went completely by the wayside when I first started uni, and it was because of a few things: Going out a lot at night Playing video games until 3am Staying up late to do assignments Staying up late because I could One of the things you’ll notice right away…

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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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doing the interview with a little more confidence

So you’ve written a knockout resume and got an interview lined up. Excellent, you’re already one step closer to landing that job you’re after! Here are a few tips from my own experiences that can help you be a little more confident walking into your interview and stay confident during it. be conscious of your thoughts and your body language We all know the thoughts that run through our heads can be very influencing to how we feel. It’s also…

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tips for an affordable Christmas lunch

Let’s face it – Christmas is a strain on the bank account. We buy heaps of presents, food, drinks, clothes and travel hundreds of thousands of kilometres to be with the people we love on the day. Some of us do it up fancy with a three course meal and endless snacks throughout the day, and some people just like to keep it simple. Even if you’re not the Christmas-y type, we’ve got some great ways to make an amazing…

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do your Christmas shop on a student budget

‘Tis the season to lose money, fa la la la la, la la, la la. We’re buying presents, spending money on travel, buying food, drinks, clothes and heaps more, so how are students expected to survive on such a narrow budget!? Luckily for you, it’s not all doom and gloom in the finance department when it comes to Chrissy, you just have to be a little more frugal and practical about your gift-giving! Here are my top tips for Christmas shopping…

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mental health: get aware and take care

Are you in a lecture right now? Look around you. One in every six people you can see have experienced or will experience a form of depression or anxiety in their lifetime – some may even experience it more than once. Mental illness is common in young adults, and is often ignored or passed off as a bad day, a bad mood, or a side effect of a stressful few weeks. But when you’ve been feeling down for a while,…

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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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