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Second Year Struggles

Second Year Struggles Posted by Emily Palmer | November 10th 2013

I moved 3,500 km away from home last year. I moved into a share house full of strangers, in a city I didn't know and started a university degree that would leave me open to a bar... more

Horrible Housemates

Horrible Housemates Posted by Emily Palmer | October 30th 2013

The last thing a nervous, newly uprooted nineteen year old wants to see when she walks into her sharehouse kitchen is padlocks. Every cupboard chained closed. Why would I want to... more

Procrastination fixation

Procrastination fixation Posted by Emily Palmer | October 25th 2013

Procrastination (n) : the action of delaying or postponing something. While this is simple and straight to the point, I prefer the Urban Dictionary's definition: “wha... more

Learning a language at university

Learning a language at university Posted by Laura Pietrobon | September 05th 2013

In my first year of university, I was definitely bitten by the language bug. After studying the same language throughout primary school and high school, I thought it was time to challe... more

Learning about captive animals

Learning about captive animals Posted by HC Australia Editor | September 04th 2013

Ever wanted to become an animal keeper? Perhaps work in a zoo or wildlife centre and help keep Australia’s unique creatures thriving? We caught up with current student Leanne who... more

How much work does a degree actually take?

How much work does a degree actually take? Posted by Guest Author | August 07th 2013

Written by Vincent Varney I spent a good half of my final year of high school daydreaming about university. A new setting, new people and a new lifestyle – it seemed so tan... more

Concentrating over summer!

Concentrating over summer! Posted by Theresa Lord | February 20th 2013

Making the decision to study over the summer is a hard one. The flip side is you are working towards finishing your degree quicker, and the downside is that you are missing out on the ... more

What do you do with a BA in English?

What do you do with a BA in English? Posted by David Shearston | February 01st 2013

Sometime during my second year I went to see a production of Avenue Q which begins with a ballad entitled "What do you do with a BA in English?" It was meant to be a comedy. ... more

Juggling exams and a new semester

Juggling exams and a new semester Posted by Theresa Lord | December 20th 2012

When I think of exams, I become stressed!  I think about cramming in study time, trying to memorise my notes and working out when I need to leave home to get a good car park befor... more

Courses for the travelling obsessed

Courses for the travelling obsessed Posted by Jess Brewster | December 19th 2012

Doesn't everyone have a friend who is always either on holidays or planning another one? Finding a gift for ‘these people’ (jealousy comes with the territory surely?) c... more