Goodbye exams!

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WE DID IT – we survived exams!

How’s everyone feeling? Good? Bad?


It’s actually quite common to fall sick after exams. My guess is that your body has been in overdrive to keep up with the stress levels over the exam period. And this suppresses your immune system, making you more susceptible to the common cold etc.

I have a 3 part GIF posts coming up next! Stay tuned. I’m just making the final tweaks.

What are Melbourne Uni exams like?

Photo: @nicolechan1026

Are you a future Melbourne Uni student, or simply interested to know how we do exams here? You should check THIS out.

Using Storify, I’ve created a online story about the exam period, pulling pictures and posts from various social media channels. So your Instagram pics may be featured in this!

Hope you enjoy it!

I’m still playing around with Storify, but I can definitely see myself putting together summaries of each week at Uni using Storify next semester.

Wanted: Guest bloggers!


With exams over now, have you thought about contributing to this blog?

This blog/the whole of Unimelb Adventures has grown much bigger than I anticipated, so I was thinking that I can make this more community orientated, rather than just me! I think that everyone has their unique take on university life, and wouldn’t it be great to share that!?

Here are some thoughts for blog posts:

1) Subject reviews

Subject reviews written by students are SO valuable because that’s the most accurate representation of what the subject is like. I’ve written a couple of reviews for UMSU but I don’t know what has happened to it! I never heard anything back, I don’t even know what they’re going to do with it.

So why not write a review for Unimelb Adventures? What did YOU think of the subject? Awesome? God awful? Let us know!

Check out some examples here: MUSI10204, SOLS10001, CRIM10001, PSYC10003, COMP10001, CHEM10003, MUSI10023, SPAN10001, BIOL10004

2) College life

How is/was college life? What is it like to be a college kid? Tips on how to survive college life?

3) Life as a ________ student

People want to know what other degrees are like!

I know that I’m super interested to know what other people in different degree get up to. What are you studying, why are you interested in that area, what are your tips for the newbies coming in, where are your regular hangout spots around campus etc.

Check out this guest post that my biomed friend, Keit, wrote earlier in the year.

And looking at the Unimelb confession page, I think that we need to work on building a better understanding of what other degrees are like at Uni to break that typical stereotype of arts/science/commerce etc. kids.

4) Clubs

What is it like to run a club at uni? Challenges? Fun times?

5) Coffee/food reviews

Good/bad experience with a certain place on campus? Let us know!

You can just about write anything, as long as it’s uni-related. And if you’re stuck for ideas – I can think of 10001 blog ideas! Those above are just a couple of things I can quickly think off the top of my head.

But if you are interested to contribute, I would love to hear from you!

You can either send me facebook message, reply back to this post, email me, tweet me @daphane_ng etc. and I’ll get in touch with you :)

What do I have planned for the break?


Blog overhaul

It’s time to take this blog to the next level!

Naturally, the university will be quiet over the break, and there will be a lull in blog posts. So I’ll be spending this break brainstorming, planning, designing a new face of this blog.

Summer subject

3 months is a long time. And going into second year after that break, it took me a very long time to get back into the study routine. So I’m planning to take a summer subject – Experimental Marine Biology in February, just to keep my brain working a little before the madness of third year.

Getting more experience in the animal world

I’m going to try to get out in the field a bit more and volunteer with the zoology/ecology postgrad students. And after being repeatedly turned down the zoo to volunteer, I’ve decided to time to move on and look at some smaller scale organisations.

Uni programs

This break I’ll be helping out with a couple of uni programs which will be great fun! I’ll be a psychology tutor/group leader for VCESS (a 2 week summer school for VCE students) and I’ll be a host for the Melbourne Global Mobility’s Melbourne Welcome Program – which looks amazing!

I don’t know if Destination Melbourne is going to happen in 2014, and that’s a real shame. Destination Melbourne was THE BEST part of my high school to first year transition, and I loved it so much. I think it’s a very successful and essential program, and the university will be at a loss without Destination Melbourne. Sad face.

And um…oh yeah, take a break and relax in the break…yes, that too.


Congrats on finishing exams everyone! Good luck with your results. Stop refreshing the portal to see if your results have been uploaded…you’re just going to break the portal.

Please let me know if you are interested to contribute to the blog! I would love to hear from you.


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