58 tips for surviving first year

We asked a bunch of people hanging around uni what their tips were for new students and here’s what they said. (Please note, Unimelb Adventures is not responsible for anything that may happen to you as a result of following these tips) Call family members/friends back at times when you know they won’t have their phone and leave a voice message. That way you can … Continue reading 58 tips for surviving first year

The best places to chill out at uni

It’s important to take a break during the business of SWOTVAC and exams, so the team have prepared a list of our favourite places to chill out at Unimelb! The lawn next to the Sidney Myer Asia Centre The water here is so calming, and there are two cafes close by (Cafe Resource attached to the ERC and Shanti Bagwan Cafe in the Alice Hoy … Continue reading The best places to chill out at uni

What We Wish We’d Known About Uni Before Starting First Year

You may have done everything within your powers to prepare for uni, but there are so many things you only find out later. To save you valuable time, the Unimelb Adventures team have come up with this cheatsheet of things we wish we’d known before we started uni! You don’t need to know what you’re doing right at the start of first year! You only … Continue reading What We Wish We’d Known About Uni Before Starting First Year

The Ultimate Study Playlist

There’s a whole lot of conflicting information about whether or not studying with music is beneficial, but at the end of the day sometimes it’s the only thing that’s going to stop you from slowly losing your mind while you’re slaving away at footnotes or copying out formulae. We got our team to put together all of their favourite study songs and have made the … Continue reading The Ultimate Study Playlist

21 Steps to a Stress-less Swotvac

Swotvac is maybe the most stressful time of the year, and it can only take a slight Microsoft Word malfunction or missed tram to launch you into full panic mode (tears included). Luckily, there are a heap of things you can do that’ll help you prevent a meltdown and have a relatively stress-free exam period. You know who doesn’t ask you how study’s going? Animals. … Continue reading 21 Steps to a Stress-less Swotvac

How to Take an Effective Study Break

Tessa is a third year Biomedicine student. Her favourite hobbies are yoga and walking her dog, but she also tolerates jogging or stroking her cat. SWOTVAC is upon us. We all start the week with grand plans, but within days (or hours), motivation fades, Game of Thrones beckons, and before you know it Sunday is here and exams are tomorrow and you’ve barely started anything. … Continue reading How to Take an Effective Study Break

Preparing for Every Type of Assessment

Assessments are always a bit stressful, but they’re especially daunting at the end of semester. Our wonderful team has compiled some handy tips so that you can make sure you’re prepared for any and every type of assessment you have ahead of you and get through the exam period as smoothly as possible! Essays that run all semester Start a plan early and stick to … Continue reading Preparing for Every Type of Assessment

STOP 1? More like Stop FUN—Oh God I Didn’t Think That Through

Have you ever had that feeling when you walk into your Student Centre and it isn’t there anymore? I’ll bet you have, because as of January 1 this year, all of Academic Services—as in Student Centres, student administration, the Melbourne Careers Centre, Academic Skills, Student Connect, and more—have physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally co-located into one building/concept: S T O P 1. So what does this mean … Continue reading STOP 1? More like Stop FUN—Oh God I Didn’t Think That Through

10 Apps for Stress Relief

When you’re caught up with uni, work, social events and everything in between, it’s easy to forget to take some time out for yourself to de-stress and make sure you’re in a good place. If you’re someone who struggles to find time to deal with stress and anxiety, apps can be a great place to start! There are so many apps out there solely targeted … Continue reading 10 Apps for Stress Relief

30 Tips to Survive Lectures

If you’ve started uni this year, lectures might seem like a confusing way to learn. How do I know what to write down? Should I print out the slides? How exactly am I supposed to stay awake? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. Decide early on if you’re going to handwrite or type your notes. You can’t effectively revise using notes that are … Continue reading 30 Tips to Survive Lectures