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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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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 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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the job hunt: why you’re getting knocked back

Having trouble landing a job? The job market for students is pretty ruthless, especially when you’re in a highly populated area. Everyone is in the same boat as you: low income, high textbook pricing, balancing social and academic calendars. So naturally, everyone is after the same kinds of jobs you’re going for: conveniently located, decent pay, hours that work around your uni schedule. If you’re finding the job search a bit tricky right now, it could come down to a…

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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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your O’week survival guide

O’WEEK IS HERE! That means free food, new friends and a boatload of free pens and flyers you don’t need stuffed into your bag after walking through the campus stalls. You might be a bit overwhelmed, maybe even a little intimidated, by the number of people walking around, clubs to join and buildings to find – but overall it’s one of the most exciting times of your life, and we’re here to help you along the way! Before you jump…

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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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quick tips to help your cover letter and resume pack a punch!

As a uni student moved out of home, you may be looking for a job to support your new independent lifestyle. With all the noise of today’s world, it’s important to stand out when adding your resume to the pile and doing so can be much easier than you might think. With a less is more approach, your resume can become more appealing visually, whilst also packing a punch in substance! Here’s some tips to revamp your cover letter and…

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the job search: it’s not as hard as you think

The word ‘student’ is usually associated with the word ‘poor’, and it’s no wonder… With so many text books, uni fees, essentials for living out of home and rent to pay, how can you avoid shallow pockets? Many of us are lucky enough to have financial assistance or help from our parents, and that’s fantastic! The more support you have to enable you to carry out your studies, the better. But many of us need that little bit of extra cash-in-pocket…

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