Cassie’s top tips for getting thrifty around campus

Cassie is a third-year Commerce student, majoring in Economics and Finance. She spends several hours a day listening to true crime and/or politics podcasts, and is addicted to long distance running.   If you’ve been living the lavish university life, your bank account may be hurting after a few too many indulgences. So if you’re looking for some tips to cut back your spending, or … Continue reading Cassie’s top tips for getting thrifty around campus

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

Orientation and SummerFest: What’s On?

Sam is a final year Master of Publishing and Communications student who loves to watch soccer and cycling, read books, bake cakes and knit jumpers. New to the Uni and wondering what to expect during the next couple of weeks of Orientation before first semester kicks off? Fear not! Here’s a rundown of some of the top events coming up. Carnival day Tuesday 21 February … Continue reading Orientation and SummerFest: What’s On?

Student Complete when Connected

Nicole is one of the staff writers for Unimelb Adventures. She is in second year, doing a Bachelor of Music, specialising in Performance and majoring in Piano. She loves keeping herself fit by swimming and going out on adventure walks! During Week 3, I had my third Student Connect appointment with the same adviser. I simply love using this student service – it is one … Continue reading Student Complete when Connected

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?

Degrees and Diplomas: A tale of overloading

Ruby is a third year student studying a BSc (Biotech) and a Dip Lang (Japanese). Her hobbies include overloading curling up with a good book, listening to and creating movie scores, and hunting down free food on campus. So you start university, and you get really excited about it. Your first day goes by, and so far your core subjects are looking pretty good. Maybe … Continue reading Degrees and Diplomas: A tale of overloading

On Study and Juice: the PASS Program

Caitlin is a third year BA student, majoring in Creative Writing and English. She enjoys drinking tea from bowls and writing down snippets of strangers’ conversations in her little black notebook. Hello! I’m Caitlin, and I’m a 2016 PASS Leader for Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice. If you keep your eyes peeled and your Facebook feed refreshed, you might see me say that on the … Continue reading On Study and Juice: the PASS Program

Getting Organised for Uni

What do you do when two people write the same piece? Well, you simply combine them together! Introducing an exclusive collaboration by Makenzie, a BA student recently returned from an exchange in France, and Shannon, another BA student and one of our lovely sub-editors.   It’s that time of the year again. University time. Timetables have been done and we are a mere few days … Continue reading Getting Organised for Uni

The 7 Stages of Failing (When You Weren’t Expecting To)

Joey has just completed a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing and is graduating in a week, so if your Dad is the handsome, recently-divorced CEO of either Random House or Penguin, please let her know so she can get in touch. I work in one of the Student Hubs, and during this time of year we serve a long stream of students who … Continue reading The 7 Stages of Failing (When You Weren’t Expecting To)

Health Services at Uni

One of the unfortunate downsides of adulthood is having to book your own appointments. The times of parents booking yearly dentist visits and shipping you off to the doctor if you are sick won’t last forever. Not only do you have to remember to book such appointments, but going to them often ends in a hefty fee. I don’t know about the rest of you, … Continue reading Health Services at Uni

Pregnant, Parent & Student

Caitlin is a second year BA student, majoring in Creative Writing and English. She enjoys drinking tea from bowls and writing down snippets of strangers’ conversations in her little black notebook. Halfway through my first year of uni, I found out I was pregnant. Long story short*, I decided to have the baby, and a little over two years later I’m back at uni and … Continue reading Pregnant, Parent & Student

Navigating Mental Health Complications at Uni

Mental health complications can be tricky enough to deal with without the additional stress of assessments, mandatory tutorials and just having to be around other people in general. During my time at uni I’ve discovered that not only do a significant amount of my peers struggle as much as I do to balance uni commitments with staying on top of their mental health, but also … Continue reading Navigating Mental Health Complications at Uni

10 ways to stress less

Mallika M. is in her final semester of her Arts degree. She is studying psychology and is passionate about mental health and hopes to be a psychologist in the future.

Week 10 has graced us with its presence and chances are most of you are stressing out about that exam/essay/assignment/test/all of the above (if you are one of those people who start their assignments well in advance, I envy you!).

Well, lucky for you, the lovely folks at UMSU Welfare have organised a bunch of stress relieving activities throughout the week as part of Stress Less Week. Make sure to check out their Facebook page for a full lowdown of all the events going on!

To help you out further, I’ve complied a list of ways to stress less. Here they are, my 10 tips to stress less:

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