The 24 hours before an exam can be stressful and, when handled poorly, can really hurt your performance during your exam. Here are some ideas to make the final countdown a bit easier for yourself. The Day Before: Routine: Try to notice when you start to get hungry during the day. If it’s at a time […]
Taking proper study breaks is important. Taking 5 minutes to drink a coffee and stress about your workload is not going to help you at all. Your breaks should be regular stress-releases. Here are some simple ideas for breaks of all lengths. If you’ve only got 30 seconds Look at pictures of cats/dogs/ducks/llamas/baby donkeys. Look […]
Swotvac is that magical time when study might be taking priority over some other areas of your life. That’s very normal! But even if you haven’t made it outside in three days, let alone to a supermarket, that doesn’t mean you have to eat cereal for dinner. I apologise in advance to the ghost of […]
Jacky is in her final semester at Melbourne Uni. Again. Because after finishing a BA she decided another three years of uni seemed like a bright idea and enrolled in the JD. She feels this gives her some authority to discuss the existential crises involved in one’s final semester. Your final semester goes very quickly […]
Being a student can make your budget tricky to manage. Study is important, but you don’t get paid for it. Food costs money but you kind of need it to not be dead. Here’s a few tips to help keep you not dead. Setting up your finances: Multiple. Bank. Accounts. One big pile of money is […]
Jacky is in her final year of the JD and has survived only because of the organisational methods listed below. At the risk of sounding very uncool, I love organising my time. I procrastinate with netflix and timetabling. Tables & spreadsheets are a great way to balance your time, get through assignments, and manage your […]
Jacky is in her final year of the JD and maybe wrote this piece while procrastinating. She likes drinking tea and planning holidays she cannot afford. Applying for the Melbourne JD? The admissions process is pretty confusing so let’s chat about what you need to know. 1. Admissions criteria have changed Over the last […]
Take home exams sound good in theory. But somehow around hour 40 it doesn’t seem that awesome. Preparing for take homes just plain sucks – how can you motivate yourself to read things now when you could just do it later? You need a strategy to get through. The following tips can help you be […]
Moving out involves a heap of expenses, and setting up a kitchen is one of them. The following is what you really should buy to avoid making yourself ill. This isn’t Julia Child’s kitchen, but rather what you need to make some standard student meals; pasta, toast, sandwiches – that kind of thing. Saucepans This […]
Joey finished her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and History in 2013, and is currently in her final year of her Masters in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing. It doesn’t take long for the thrill of living out of home to wear off—eating nothing but pan-fried haloumi and condensed milk eventually takes its toll […]
So, you’ve chosen a college. The college application process can be strange and confusing, but we’re here to help. When you’re putting together your application, try to give some thought to the college’s perspective. Colleges thrive on diversity and participation. No college wants to offer their limited places to people who are just going to […]
Jacky is finished her Bachelor of Arts in 2013, and is currently in her second year of the JD. Thinking about applying to law? If you want a JD from Melbourne University, you’ll have to sit the LSAT first. Here’s your guide to getting started.
So, you’re thinking about colleges. Hooray! Each college is different, with its own quirks and traditions. Here’s a few things you should think about to make sure you choose a college that suits you.
Can’t quite get that word count up? Find yourself “researching” on facebook? Technology is hard to escape at uni. It can be tricky to concentrate on formatting your references when just a click away is http://www.tinykittens.com/ (it’s a live stream of kittens). Study apps can be a valuable tool to keep you focussed, and make sure time spent on […]