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Working in the holidays

Do you ever notice that when the summer holidays come around and everyone’s travelling or at the beach, you always seem to be working? All too often, I envy my friends’ stunning social media posts from their holidays and wish I could do...

My CSU Global experience: Berlin

A few months ago, I took a took a flight to Germany to take part in the Pictoplasma academy Character Design masterclass with thirty-five other participants from around the world. With a CSU global Independent program, I shaped a short-term program...

Budgeting in the holidays

No one wants to blow all their savings on one summer holiday, so here’s how to budget and spend wisely this summer break. Holiday funds: It is useful to set aside some holiday funds! On top of separating money from your savings, allocate money from...

4 summer sweat sessions to get fit

by Jenna Verhoeven Long summer days are when the sun gets up early and stays out late. Cicadas sing out to remind you just how hot it is and humid air clings to you. Love it or hate it, summer is definitely here and it makes us question how we can...

Planning ahead for workplace learning

Workplace learning, also known as work placement or practicum, is a requirement for many courses offered at CSU. Placements can vary in length and you may be required to travel further than you usually do to attend classes or to find accommodation...

How to do Christmas on a uni budget

There is no denying that the most magical time of year is around the corner. However, as wonderful as Christmas is, the cost attached to this season can be daunting for us as Uni students on a low budget! So, to avoid an empty wallet this summer...

Think twice about posting that

by Penny Gleeson Have you ever thought twice about putting something up on social media? Maybe you’ve done the classic ‘review and delete’ of last night’s antics or perhaps someone has called you out on what they’ve seen from you online...

When you want to travel and study

As online students, we have the advantage of flexible study. This means we can also schedule it around our travel desires! Here are tips on how I managed to stay on top of my studies while I travelled: Have a diary. Schedule your daily activities to...

5 must-read book series for summer

Having downtime is the best way to make use of our holidays. And there’s no better time to push the textbooks aside and read just because you want to! Here are a few of my favourites if you’re looking for a series to keep you hooked over...

Shopping on a uni budget

Often, we spend money where we shouldn’t, right? Well here are my top tips on how to save, without dropping the shopping! Start saying ‘no’ It can be tricky to say to yourself, “No, you don’t need the Tim Tams,”...

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