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The article is written by Jane Churchill

LANGUAGE BARRIERS

Darren (Hong Kong): One thing I wish I knew before coming to Australia was that the English I knew was not the English many Australians speak (particularly young people)! I really struggled to understand people when I first arrived because almost every sentence has a slang word or strange expression in it. I wish I knew more Aussie-slang before I came so I wouldn’t have felt so confused!

Ingrid (Sweden): One thing I wish I knew before moving to Perth was how sarcastic the humour is here; I never know when people are joking or being serious! Australians will insult you- but they mean it in a nice way (this is a way they express their friendship).  I have learnt that it is best to assume if an Australian says something rude, they are probably just joking!

 

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

Isabel (Sweden): Before coming to Australia I really did not know anything about the Indigenous Community here. Indigenous Australians are a big part of Australian culture and I think if I had done some research before moving I would have understood some of the issues like Australia Day a bit more. Also, Aboriginal traditions and culture are just really interesting and very different to Sweden obviously! I would encourage everyone to learn about Indigenous Australians before studying here.

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GETTING A JOB

Ligia (Colombia): I wish I knew how hard it was to find a job. As international students are limited to hours we can work, it was hard in the beginning to find a place that would hire me. As most Australian students also work part-time, there is much competition, especially in areas close to universities. I found that applying for jobs online was really a waste of time and that the best way is actually to just walk around and hand in your resume in person.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Darren (Hong Kong): Coming from a place where public transport is so good, I really struggled to adapt to how (bad) the public transport system is here (Perth). In particular, the buses. They are never on time! Sometimes they just don’t even show up. I have learnt to always have a backup plan and to allow extra time when using public transport…

 

CONVENIENCE

Emma (United States): I wish I knew that America is the land of convenience and that the rest of the world doesn’t operate in the same way. 24-hour food is just not a thing in Australia! There are only a very small amount of McDonald’s which are open 24 hours. I was also shocked to find out that many grocery stores close at 7pm, with the latest being 9pm (even in big cities). Before you move to Australia, learn to plan ahead! Even restaurants and cafes that are open for lunch and dinner will close in the early afternoon between 3pm-5pm.

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August 8, 2018
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The article is written by Ebbony Lawman   

Through university, I got a lot of advice from my teachers and fellow students on the best ways to study. Such as staying up all night reading chapter after chapter or putting your textbook under your pillow to absorb the information.

Eventually, I found a study hack that worked for me, sadly I didn’t learn this until my last subject of my degree. Fortunately, for you, I did the research to back up this hack and collected some science-backed study to prove it.

In this podcast, I discuss how this study hack could be a primary form of communication at university and how, like myself, also can be a form of procrastination, much the opposite to study itself.

So, what is this hack? Glad you asked…. It’s social media!

I’ve never really thought about social media as a way of sharing information at university, as I’ve always related social media with sharing my personal information with friends and family. I certainly didn’t think about using it for study.

Looking back at my time at university and the previous units I’ve enrolled in, that didn’t have this form of learning integrated into them. I’ve realised that I used good old social media, in a different way, it was my escape route, to browse endless entertainment and the latest news. It would sadly decrease my engagement level and self-belief to the bare minimum, it was a constant battle with myself to stay motived.

Until this unit Making Social Media, I felt completely engaged throughout the entire unit, my grades increased by 20%. So, when I was researching for expert opinions I made sure to find people who would back up this theory such as Junco, Heiberger, Loken and Vern Freedlander to find out what the secret weapon is, listen to the podcast above.

If I knew what I know now five years ago, it probably would have made the world of difference. But that’s why I am writing this, to give you the tools you need to succeed and stay engaged throughout your degree.

Just follow these simple steps;

  1. Create a Twitter account
  2. Encourage your teachers, friends and classmates to do the same
  3. Create a unique hashtag for your unit
  4. Start sharing information!

That’s it! That’s all you need, its 100% true that if you don’t get out of your comfort zone you will never know what you’re capable of.

So, what are you waiting for, get excited! Download Twitter today and do everything that you’ve always wanted to do. Show the world what you’re made of and that social media is the way of the future. Because, after completing this unit, I truly believe integrating social media in university is the future of learning and our generation can lead the way for the next gen.

If you need some inspiration to get you started, check out the following hashtags on Twitter; #ALM101 #ALCAlumni #ComeJoinUs #IMadeSomeMedia and #Learningbydoing.

You can list to the podcast here.

 

 

 

June 11, 2018
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The article is written by Nina Sudnitsin

Exam season has descended upon us university students in Australia and undoubtedly, we’re all feeling anxious.

It’s imperative for your exam success and overall wellbeing to stay mentally and physically healthy during this stressful period. Healthy habits tend to be neglected during intense revision sessions which can result in headaches, soreness and lack of motivation. Instead of hindering your potential success, boost your productivity and wellbeing through conscientiously staying on top of your health game.

Yes, its stressful and you’ll be cramming as much revision as you possibly can 24 hours before your exam, but trust me (and speaking from painfully recent experience), your sleep and nutrient-deprived brain will not be your friend during a torturous two-hour exam of reading and writing. To keep your vision and mental abilities at their peak functionalities take a look at these tips to help you survive exam week and come out the other end relieved and healthy.

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Plan your study sessions

Planning what to do during revision sessions is imperative to stay on top of your study. Prioritising your tasks, such as what lectures to review, which questions to practice and what summaries and outlines to do will instantly clear your head and reduce your inevitably high-stress levels.

That being said, everyone functions differently. You actually might prefer unplanned study where you revise anything you can, especially if you’re running out of time, but keep in mind that to-do lists, schedules, checklists and calendars all work wonders for effective study and ensure that you utilise your precious time efficiently.

Extra tip: to clear your head and further discipline yourself, turn off your Wi-Fi and shut down your phone. There are myriad distractions that detrimentally contribute to your valuable focus, so make sure to remove any liabilities.

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Take time for yourself

If you feel your motivation dwindling, it may be because you’ve been sitting at your desk for 5 hours straight and words just aren’t sinking into your content-saturated brain. This is the time to take a break and do something you enjoy, whether it be reading a favourite book, playing some music or painting.

Taking time for yourself is alright. There is no use mindlessly notetaking and reading content if you aren’t meaningfully processing and understanding it. During the assessment period, it’s very normal to feel stressed and constantly thinking of revising, but burning yourself out is not the way to a great GPA! So, don’t neglect your mental health and take a break.

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Sleep

Yes, I bet you’ve heard this advice many more times than you can count, but sleep is important. Aiming to get at least 7-8 hours each night is ambitious for exam periods, but it’s imperative if you’ve got an 8am exam the next day. Beds are comfy, so call it an early night before that important exam.

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Stay hydrated and nourished

Keep your body functioning during stressful exams with nourishing foods and plenty of water. During study sessions, have a water bottle close by. You’ll find yourself inadvertently sipping on it throughout. Not keen on plain, boring water? Spice it up by adding fruit infusions such as lemon, berries and even cucumber, because it’s definitely better than energy drinks for your health.

Another tip is to consciously snack on healthy food such as fruits and nuts to keep you going without feeling guilty (with an occasional chocolate treat)!

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Don’t forget to move

Of course, sitting, head down and studying at your desk all day is beneficial towards exam prep, but it’s the opposite of your health! Towards the end of your day, your slouching posture is sure to leave you extremely tired and sore. To keep your blood flowing and metabolism working, don’t skip that gym workout. Get up and walk around, walk around the block if you must and then settle back down for some more study. You’ll be thanking that walk, later on, I promise.

June 11, 2018
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This article is written by Suka Junin

For most students, being in university is their first taste on money management. It’s challenging to deal with finances as it is, but being in a different country as an international student can take some time to get used to.

Check out our list with nine tips on how to navigate through the financial hurdles of student life that is sure to have you spend your money on all the right things, but still have enough for coffees with friends.

1. Find a part-time job
Working alongside your studies is a great way to make some extra income. Once your timetable for the semester is released, you can plan your shifts around it. Although there are working hour limitations (it’s 40 hours per fortnight as of right now) for student visas, it’s also wise to not overwork yourself.

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2. Shop smart
Make sure to keep an eye out for specials when grocery shopping. It’s good to stock up on non-perishable goods when they’re on a discounted price but resist putting things you don’t need in the basket.
Going out on particular days can help, too. Some restaurants may have specials only on a given day of the week or during lunchtimes, and going to the movies are significantly cheaper on Tuesdays.

3. Take advantage of your student card
You won’t be a student forever, so really use the perks you have. With a student card, you’re entitled to almost all concession prices. Check out all the museums and attractions at a slashed price and keep note on what shops give student discounts.

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4. Keep a spreadsheet
You probably don’t need the extra work on top of uni assessments but this one will pay off in the long run. Take note of your expenses during your second month as a student (the first month will mostly consist of one-off purchases to help settle in) and it can help with managing your finances in the future.

5. Avoid unnecessary expenses
You can be tempted to purchase all the latest gadgets or the trendiest clothes, and that’s okay in moderation but try to avoid buying things you don’t need. Purchasing small things won’t seem like much but if you do it often, you’ll get a shocking figure at the end of your spreadsheet!

Here’s a good trick to prevent impulse shopping: keep a list of what you need to buy (e.g. a blouse for an internship interview) but when you want something that isn’t on that list, sleep on it. If you wake up the next day still wanting it, then go for it.

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6. Learn how to cook
Australia is home to one of the best food scenes in the world. It’s delicious but it can be harmful to the wallet. Try to limit the $25 brunches and learn to cook at home. It saves you so much in the long run, it’s healthier, and you’ll even get to acquire a new skill.

7. Share when you can
If you get to live with flatmates, suggest to share things. If the laundry facility in your building requires gold coins, opt to share a wash with a friend because they can add up. Buying groceries and household items together can also be cost-friendly.

8. Ask for financial help
Since studying abroad would be the time for most to deal with personal finances, it’s important to be confident in dealing with it. When in doubt, seek help from your uni’s financial assistance services, as they are highly experienced with situations like these.

9. Don’t forget to save
Savings can often be overlooked by students – most may not think it’s important at this stage in their lives – but it’s vital to think about the future. You may not be saving for a particular thing but it’s handy to know you are prepared for rainy days.

It’s best to put that money aside in a savings account where it can grow with interest. Shop around for the bank that’s right for you but don’t be tempted to get a credit card alongside it; you’ll only be spending money you don’t have!

 

June 4, 2018
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The article is written by Kelsa McIntyre

Don’t know what to do this weekend in Brisbane? From Ghost tours to Kangaroos, we’ve got you covered.

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Wine and Painting

If you like the sound of Wine combined with Painting then this might be the perfect activity for you. BYO wine or beer and enjoy a night of creativity at Cork and Chroma. Sessions are $55 and include all of the essentials for you to get your creative juices flowing including a qualified artist to guide you along the way. So grab a friend, your fave bottle of wine and enjoy a night of tipsy creativity.
Where: 4 Montague Road, South Brisbane.

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Guided Tour

Whether you’re new to Brisbane or think you know the city well. A free guided tour is a way to explore new parts of the city and offers a chance to meet new people. The tour will take you through the Brisbane Arcade, the Botanical Gardens and many more of Brisbane’s attractions. Tours run seven days a week departing at 10:30am. Oh, and did I mention they’re FREE.

Where: Meeting point is the Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre, 167 Queen Street Mall.

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Ghost Tours

If a free-guided tour doesn’t excite you maybe a GHOST TOUR will. Established in 1998, Ghost Tours takes you on a historical adventure through some of Brisbane’s and surrounding suburbs scariest sites. A tour guide will entertain (or give you nightmares) with their ghoulish storytelling as they take you through the haunted sites. Brisbane Ghost Tours have themed tours or cemetery tours depending on what interests you. Prices range from $15 for Students to $20 for Adults, with speciality tours incurring higher prices. There’s a ghost tour every weekend and some on weeknights so be sure to check out the Brisbane Ghost Tour website for all the details.
Where: Dependent on what Ghost Tour you choose, each tour will have a different meeting point.

 

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

If you haven’t held a Koala or pet a Kangaroo yet, there’s no better place than the World’s First and Largest Koala Sanctuary. You can experience a free meet and greet with a Koala every day, where you are able to pat and stand next to a Koala in order to get the classic Koala tourist pic. The Sanctuary is home to 100 species of Australian native wildlife, including platypus, Tasmanian Devils and many more. If cute animals aren’t enough to get you excited maybe free movies after your adventure filled day will help. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month there are free outdoor movie screenings at 5:30pm. Check out The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary website for all the details. The Sanctuary is open 7 days a week with student prices of $24 or $36 for Adult admission.
Where: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket.

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Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QGOMA)

With over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art QGOMA is the leading gallery of South East Queensland. There are new exhibitions every couple of months so even if you’ve visited in the past the exhibitions are sure to have changed. Entry to QGOMA is free however some special events may incur an entry fee. Spend the day strolling around the gallery then the night exploring South Bank. South Bank is just a short stroll from the gallery and features many delicious dinner options as well the famous Wheel of Brisbane.

Where: Stanley Place, South Brisbane.

Anyone of these activities is sure to engage and excite you in different ways. Be sure to let us know if you partake in any of the activities mentioned by tagging us in your post! @studyanywhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 2018
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This article is written by Suka Junin

Student accommodation seems like the dream: you’re abroad, you meet new like-minded people, and who can forget the frequent social gatherings and parties? You’re at home away from home, and definitely not as alone as you think you are.

Of course, with those amazing highlights comes to some lowlights to living in student accommodations. Before diving headfirst into a tenancy application, here are some of the pros and cons you should consider before moving into a student accommodation.

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Pro: It’s super convenient

As much as it’s expensive, it’s also extremely convenient. Living so close to campus with little to no commute time, it can be worth paying a slight premium for it. It also comes in handy when you have long breaks in between lectures and tutorials.

Student accommodations also tend to be located in close proximity to transport, food and shops, which makes day-to-day needs very easy. You should never have to feel lazy to get groceries or have an excuse to miss dinner.

Con: It’s expensive
Rent is generally expensive in Australia, especially if you’re coming from a country where a standard of living costs is lower. But student accommodation is very expensive when compared to living in a normal unit or house.

Generally, most students opt to share their flat or room and the rent is lower compared to having your own private studio room. However, considering the room size and general areas like the kitchen and living area, you will be paying a lot of money for very little space.

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Pro: You get to meet so many new and different people
There’s a high flatmate turnover at student accommodations and because of this, there’s a high chance you’ll meet someone new every few months. More often than not, you’ll be surprised as to how much you learn about the different cultures and places your flatmates come from.

It’s not only the people you share a flat with but you get to mingle with others in the residence, too. Most student accommodations organise weekly gatherings like nights out on the town, barbeque weekends, and movie nights.

Con: Living with other student flatmates can be difficult
Most students staying in these types of accommodations are international students and there can often be differences in the way we live, which can prove to be challenging. This isn’t always the case and most students understand shared responsibilities like cleaning.

Because you aren’t friends at first, it can be difficult to speak out if there is an issue (playing loud music, never cleaning up after cooking) but you have to stand your ground because you pay rent and expect certain conditions. If it does get out of hand, always let one of the accommodation representatives know.

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Pro: You can make the best out of what you get

And what you get is plenty. Student accommodations like Urbanest and Iglu have shared facilities like a gym, study areas, as well as around the clock security. Make the most of these as they’re not so common in non-student housing.

Con: Once locked in, it’s hard to leave

You would probably never want to leave your student accommodation, but if you choose to end your lease early, it can be tricky to get out of it. Make sure you plan and know how long you intend to stay, otherwise you’ll end up struggling to find another student to take over your contract (yes, it has to be a student!).

Before agreeing to anything, make sure to have a viewing of the place. Some flats won’t look like the photos shown on the website and you could be given a false impression, so it’s essential to check the accommodation out in person.

For every downside to living in a student accommodation, you should use these facilities to your advantage because where else will you find a more comfortable student life when you’re new to Australia?

 

 

May 28, 2018
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 The article is written by Maddison Reynolds

Australia’s most populous city is a goldmine for adventurers. While most visitors stick to the Sydney Harbour, CBD, and Bondi areas, Sydney is actually made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. So much of Sydney’s beauty is outside of its main tourist hubs, and with a little research and insider knowledge, you can experience an authentic Sydneysider experience.

The Sutherland Shire is located 26 kilometres south of the CBD and borders Australia’s oldest national park, the Royal National Park. The seaside town of Cronulla is a real highlight of this region, combining white, sandy beaches and lively restaurants and cafes. Cronulla can easily be explored in a day by rail from Central Station using the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line.

 

ESPLANADE
Grind Espresso – Shop 4/15 Surf Road, Cronulla.

Start your adventure early to catch a glimpse of the sunrise from the Cronulla Esplanade. The 4.5km paved walkway showcases Sydney’s longest stretch of beach. Grab a coffee from local favourite, Grind Espresso, and begin your journey at South Cronulla beach, walking southward. Stop along the way at Bass and Flinders Point to take in the scenery across the ocean at Bundeena and the Royal National Park and make sure to take a dip in the sparkling water at Salmon Haul or at one of the many ocean pools dotted along the coastline.

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BLACKWOOD PANTRY
Blackwood Pantry – Shop 5/33 Surf Lane, Cronulla; Next Door – 2/4-6 Kingsway, Cronulla; Pilgrim’s Cronulla – 97 Gerrale St, Cronulla; Ham Harry & Mario – 3/17 Gerrale St, Cronulla; LOAF Sandwiches – 89 Cronulla St, Cronulla.

Cronulla truly has something for everyone when it comes to food. Grab your appetite and head up to Cronulla Mall to check out the options.

If you’re after a brunch option that will be sure to appease your Instagram followers, hit up Blackwood Pantry and try out their all-day menu offering. The Surf Lane venue delivers food that tastes as colourful as it looks. Menu highlights include the smashing pumpkins and miso glazed Atlantic salmon. Other noteworthy cafes include Next Door, Pilgrim’s, Ham and Loaf Sandwiches.

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GREENHILLS
One of the best things about Cronulla is the vast array of beaches on offer. If you’re after a quieter spot to try your hand at surfing or just to relax on the sand, Greenhills Beach is the perfect place. The beach can be reached by following the Esplanade north or by car. Greenhills and neighbouring Wanda are also great locations to watch local surfers when the swell is up. Those feeling a little more adventurous might wish to follow the path from Wanda Reserve towards the sand dunes. The natural dunes are believed to be 15,000 years old and are a great workout for those willing to climb them.

CAPE SOLANDER
Just north of Greenhills is Cape Solander, one of Sydney’s best whale watching spots. Stunning, white-rock cliffs and panoramic ocean views surround the lookout point. Cape Solander is located in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park so car entry is recommended. Park entry fees apply.

HAZELHURST GALLERY
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre – 782 Kingsway, Gymea.

For those seeking a little more culture, the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre is the hub for art in the Sutherland Shire. Featuring works from local and international artists, the gallery is set on tranquil gardens and is easily accessible by rail to Gymea Station (also on the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line).

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CRONULLA RSL
Cronulla RSL – 38 Gerrale St, Cronulla; Northies Cronulla Hotel – Kingsway & Elouera Rd, Cronulla; Brass Monkey – 115A Cronulla St, Cronulla; Fusion Nightclub – 84 Cronulla St, Cronulla; Sting Bar – 3-7 Kingsway, Cronulla.

There’s no better way to end a day of sun and sand then with a beer or cocktail overlooking the ocean. Head to the historic Cronulla RSL and grab a courtyard table for an unbelievable sunset. The RSL offers food but for those looking to broaden their horizons, Low & Loftys, Alphabet Street, Eat Burger, Queen Margarita and Beach Burrito all put on great dinner offerings.

If you’re keen on continuing into the night, Northies Cronulla Hotel and neighbouring Old Joes are sure to get you in the mood for dancing. If live music is more your thing, hit up the Brass Monkey. Finish your night off at Fusion Nightclub or Sting Bar, just in time for the final train back to Central Station.

May 28, 2018
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The article is written by Rachel Ganczarczyk

Studying in the comfort of your own home can sometimes be a bit too comfortable and may lead to distractions and long periods of procrastination. Some days you just need a change of scenery to keep you inspired and focused on your studies. Luckily, we’ve thought of some ideal creative spaces for your next study session.

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Library
The quietness of a library can be the perfect setting for you to get into your zone and focus all your attention on studying. With minimal distractions and the presence of all things literature, you’re sure to be effective and efficient in learning.

It’s also good to know that most libraries offer free Wifi and quiet study areas.

Try visiting a state library in the city or searching within your local area to see if there is a public community library near you.

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Art galleries and museums
While it may not be as quiet as a library, studying at a public state art gallery or museum can be an effective way to get your creative juices flowing. You’ll be inspired by the visual scenery as you immerse yourself in the cultural ambience. And don’t forget to have a quick gaze around and enjoy the displays while you’re there!

Some exhibitions and exclusive previews may require fees, but general entry to art galleries and museums are free. They also generally offer quiet lounge areas and some even feature cafes with seating.

You can visit one next time you’re in the city where most of them are located.

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Park
Studying outside in the sunshine and fresh air may just be exactly what you need to stay focused when studying. Being outside is scientifically proven to boost brain power, rejuvenate the body and enhance thinking. Whether you’re studying under a shady tree or sitting on a bench, your time outside can benefit both your mental health and study progress.

Parks in Australia are free, and if you plan on visiting one remember to stay hydrated with water and to always wear sunscreen!

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Coffee shop
Why not tuck yourself away, grab a coffee and study in your favourite brunch spot or local coffee shop? With snacks and drinks on standby to keep you going, a buzzing coffee shop can be an ideal study spot for those who think and study aloud.

In Australia, it is polite to purchase something at the store before you sit down as a customer.

If the chitter-chatter of other customers bothers you, bring your earphones and good tunes to zone out from any distractions.

If you are new to Australia or you want to stay here longer, Study Anywhere is here for you to help.  Feel free to send us a message on Facebook or via our contact page.

 

May 21, 2018
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The article is written by Paige Murphy
The cover photo by Rob Bye 

Studying isn’t always easy… I’m definitely guilty of procrastinating! With the semester nearing an end, exam time is coming up. Everyone works differently and has a different studying style – it’s about finding what works best for you (although we don’t recommend cramming at the last minute!). Here are a few tips though that can help everyone to be a little more efficient when it comes to study time.

1. List, prioritise and plan

Create a list of everything that you need to get done. Then prioritise each task and allocate it a specified time – just like if you were sitting an exam. Put all of this into a schedule and make sure you’re realistic about the times you have set yourself. Give yourself plenty of time to complete anything that needs to alleviate any unnecessary stress. A little bit of organisation can go a long way!

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2. Maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet

It’s very easy to snack on chocolate and chips and all sorts of junk food. Eating these foods is actually counter-productive to your studying though, impacting on your energy and concentration levels. Instead, stick to foods like fish, nuts, blueberries and other fresh fruit and vegetables. These will help to keep your energy levels up and have been proven to aid in concentration and memory. Sugar and high levels of caffeine might be a quick fix but can see you crash out quicker, so swap your coffee out for green tea (at least you’ll get other nutritional benefits along the way) and stay away from soft drinks – stick to good all H20.

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3. Keep up-to-date notes throughout the semester

Okay, so the semester is well past the half-way mark but there is no time like the present to get on top of your notes (and you can learn for next semester!). Allocate some time each week to take notes on that week’s topics for each of your classes. That way, come exam time things won’t feel so stressful and all you will have to do is re-read over them all instead of worrying about what was taught in week 3 that you have completely forgotten about.

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4. Organise your study space and keep free from distractions

It’s so easy to become distracted by the littlest things when you need to study. All of a sudden you could be doing anything, anywhere and it all seems so much more important than what you really need to do. Find a space that you would like to study – make sure it is neat and organised (so you don’t procrastinate by cleaning constantly) and somewhere that will be distraction-free. Turn your phone off or put it into flight mode so you won’t be distracted by notifications popping up, and make sure you won’t be disturbed by others.

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5. Take regular breaks and get plenty of rest!

Studying for long hours without giving your brain a rest isn’t actually beneficial. You’re better off working in shorter, sharper bursts to be more efficient. Set yourself a time to complete each task and take breaks in between. Go for a walk around the block or take your meal times in these breaks to keep your energy and concentration levels up. Make sure you’re also getting the right amount of sleep. It’s easy to find yourself up at all hours during exam and assessment periods but if you’re not sleeping, your efficiency levels go down. By following the above steps though, you should have plenty of time to rest!

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May 21, 2018
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The article is written by Paola Bianchi

Imagine you are walking around with your friends on any street in Melbourne and all of a sudden you see your art displayed on a Tram that is passing by and say to your pals ‘hey, I designed that!’
Oh! I would be so proud of you!

‘Streets are theatres of life, and in Melbourne, the set is always in motion’ the organisers stated.

Melbourne city is calling (gain!) to all artists that live in Victoria to apply to use the Tram as a canvas.
Is the sixth consecutive year that this project is on, having tremendous success. Just 8 participants will be able to showcase. As a condition, participants must be a Victorian resident, based in the state as the primary location in which they live and work. Don’t worry! I double checked with their information department and confirmed that any international student is eligible to apply if currently living in Melbourne. Another good reason to study here.

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Wouldn’t be great to see your artwork moving around the city?
Applications close Tuesday 12th of June at midday and the selected applicants will be announced in July.

Head here to get all the details.

Good luck!

Pictures and information based on creative.vic.gov.au and www.festival.melbourne

 

May 21, 2018
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