What you should know if you want to study Psychology

Marilyn is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Psychology, and hopes to become a Clinical Psychologist in the future. In her free time, she enjoys rowing and singing with the University choir. Majoring in Psychology Since Psychology is an extremely popular major in this university, here’s a lowdown on the major sequence in Psychology. An APAC-accredited major in Psychology (APAC stands for Australian … Continue reading What you should know if you want to study Psychology

Perform at Your Best: How to Manage Exam-Day Nerves

Ah, exams: The final hurdle to jump over before the summer break. The huge, sad hurdle, that really gets in the way of watching Netflix… Because exams often make up a large part of your grade, it’s totally natural to feel nervous. Here are some things to do before, during and after the exam to beat those nerves and be able show your markers what … Continue reading Perform at Your Best: How to Manage Exam-Day Nerves

Six Months of Med School

Travis Lines is a past editor of UniMelb Adventures. He completed Biomedicine last year and now studies Medicine.   Hey everybody! It has been quite a few months since I wrote anything here, so an update is long overdue! Let’s start with the good news.   I SURVIVED FIRST SEMESTER!!! Adapting to Med school is pretty tricky to start with. They really do mean it … Continue reading Six Months of Med School

A Week at Med School

Travis is former editor of UniMelb Adventures and current MD1 at Melbourne Uni. He has a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology). Hi there! Remember me? That’s right, I used to write a little bit around here but have since disappeared into the abyss that is Med school. I can happily report that I’ve made it out of the cave to give you the … Continue reading A Week at Med School

Who are Academic Skills?

Sonia is currently a second year Arts student with a double major of Media and Communications and Psychology. She loves the outdoors and has a passion for photography. Five weeks in and feeling out of academic shape? Whether you’re a first year or a third year, it happens to all of us. Luckily, Academic Skills are there to help. Think of this department as the … Continue reading Who are Academic Skills?

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

Why Study Earth Science?

Catherine graduated from a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology and is currently completing her PhD where she travelled to remote Madagascar to collect rocks. You’ll also find her lecturing and demonstrating second year geology courses. Find more stories from the field here: https://catinthefield.wordpress.com/ Here, she writes about her experience studying Earth Sciences. In high school, I loved ALL of the sciences. So I enrolled in … Continue reading Why Study Earth Science?

Deakin vs Melbourne: First Week of Med School

Tara and Travis, sub-editor and editor respectively from our 2015 team, started Med school last week. We’ve invited them back to compare their experiences! Tara (Deakin, Geelong) It has taken weeks of preparation (and of sorting through cooking equipment and bed linen) before I could open the door of my new house on residence at Deakin, Geelong. Starting med this year at Deakin has presented … Continue reading Deakin vs Melbourne: First Week of Med School

What is it like doing Honours? 2.0

Keit is an Honours student studying immunology at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Peter Doherty Institute. He has also completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine. He loves meeting new people, volunteering, and being a general goof. He can often be found anywhere with free food, or in the labs. It’s been a good four months since my last post and I should really … Continue reading What is it like doing Honours? 2.0

Life as a Masters student so far

One thing you need to understand about me is that I like being busy, I like making lists, and I like procrastinating. This combination results in me, Emily (Hi! :D), being here writing this blog piece when I probably should be grant writing instead…

I’ve just started (well, now about 1/8th of the way through… *freaks out*) my Masters of Science in Zoology. So far it’s wonderful, although I am having to cut back on various other fun life fulfilling things to make time for it – which is not fun.

I finished my Bachelor of Science (Zoology/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) this January, leaving me clueless to the very last minute as to what I was going to be doing this year.

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