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Tackling the challenges of online study

Online studying. Where’s the subject teaching us how to do that? There’s no manual, no textbook and no specific way to do it. Over the past 10 years, two-and-a-half online degrees later, I have learnt that there some hard hurdles to overcome in...

It's OK not to be ok - what to do when you are feeling overwhlemed

It’s OK to not be OK

It’s no secret that studying can feel daunting and overwhelming, especially if you weren’t quite expecting the mental toll. These feelings can often peak when the pressures of family and work are added on top of study, or when a major...

Why Online Study Suits my Family

Why online study fits my family

Online study is the perfect solution to fit in with my family situation. I will give you a bit of context: In the past four years, I have moved locations (not just houses but states) three times, changed employers three times and had the kids in...

Why should you be mindful?

Mindfulness means awareness. It is to be conscious, present and attentive in a moment or situation. Being mindful helps reduce stress, anxiety and frustration (AKA our daily struggles as Uni students). In turn, it can also boost intelligence...

Supercharge to the end of Session 3

If the summer heat is draining your energy and motivation, then take a look at these seven simple ideas to get you over the line this session. Align your time, goals, and well-being with quick and simple hacks to make getting through the end of...

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...

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...

Burn off the Christmas feed

I do not know about you but during winter I always think that it’s the time to get my summer body started, however the months pass and I am still a slump. Then it’s Christmas, which means so much food and not a lot of exercise. Well...

Dana’s journey refugee to graduate

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to study in another country? Dana Maricic migrated from Croatia to Australia a few years ago and start life all over again. Without knowing the language, Dana chose to study at CSU and is now graduating...

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...

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