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How I study with kids

I love studying online because of the flexibility it offers me. I live by the beach, can be on the road for work and study whenever it suits me. It’s also a great way to fit uni into raising kids. For those of us with little ones, study can be...

How to return home after your first year away

by Jenna Verhoeven It might feel as though it was yesterday you were starting a new chapter in your life. You were moving into your dorm on Res and wondering how you would do laundry, how you would feed yourself and where the nearest gym was. Fast...

10 hacks for studying at home

Whether you are studying online, combining uni with a full-time job, or juggling kids and study, working at home can be a serious challenge. At home, there are interruptions, requests, noise, and ever-tempting distractions. Some days getting any...

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Why Easter is the best holiday ever

Easter – a holiday that’s well known, yet not given a wrap like Christmas. But why? We get more time off work over Easter (even more than Christmas), often spend it holidaying somewhere, and let’s not even start on the chocolate. It’s actually never...

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You know you’re a second year when…

by Amy Carlon So you’ve finished your first year of studies at CSU and are moving into your second year. You’re no longer a first-year but you’re not on the downhill run to graduation either. You know you’re a second year when… You freak out because...

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Summer break: expectation vs reality

OK – so your summer plans sounded a little like this: Catch up with friends Get a job Save money Get a summer body Work on your tan Catch up on TV shows But sadly, they didn’t turn out like this. Instead, you’ve most likely spent your days sleeping...

Moving home for the summer: survival tips

Three tips for summer survival

After spending eight months living away from home and having your friends with you 24/7, it can be hard moving back home for the summer. Living on a farm my whole life meant I had to adjust when moving to live in a vibrant city for uni. It also...

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Your typical Aussie Christmas

An Australian Christmas is far from anything we see in the movies. Firstly, there’s no opening presents in front of a roaring fire, no snowball fights, and no ugly Christmas sweaters to wear (not complaining). Instead, we have backyard...

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Mother’s Day from Miles Away

Mother’s Day can be a pretty complicated time for everyone. Far from being the simple day of breakfast in bed and watching rom-coms while Dad made dinner that it was when we were little, Mother’s Day now means something different to everyone, and no...

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