Ready for QCS?

Are you ready for QCS Grade 12s? Whether you’re feeling confident or a little nervous about the whole thing, our ambassadors have been there and done that, and they’ve got some encouraging words for you. Read more

Can you name that building?

What comes to mind when you think of Architecture?

Buildings, drawing, and design you might say.

You are right!

So, if you are interested in studying Design such as Architecture, the best preparation you can do is to start researching. Begin with famous buildings, famous architects, and even search out any books they may have written. Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier are two intriguing individuals who have made radical changes in the world of Architecture.

In addition, get your drawing on! There is no better way to prepare for a design course than to begin developing your own drawing style. You can draw up your own designs or practice drawing other famous buildings – just as I have here.

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Can you name any of these famous buildings?

Drawing is how we talk in design. Instead of explaining your ideas with words – we simply draw. And that takes practice. So start now!

There is a lot on offer and you don’t have to be restricted to one design degree. In your second year of study you get to choose other subjects in any of the design disciplines to combine with your degree. Read more here.

Happy drawing!

How to choose your degree

If you are finishing grade 12 you are probably thinking about what you are going to do next.

Working hard on my writing skills at the GP Library.

Working hard on my writing skills at the GP Library.

My choice to study Public Relations (PR) has a quite nonchalant, and at the same time, very serious story behind it. Just a few days before QTAC, I wrote down degree options on four pieces of paper and pulled one up.

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QCS is not the real test…

If I think back to 2012 and my QCS experience, I can remember the one recurring thought I had at the end of every test period. “…Is that it?”

For me, it felt like years of pressure had been building to get us to this point. I knew that my QCS result would count towards my Overall Position, and that could affect my uni application. I knew that QCS was important… but I’d completely overestimated how important it was. Read more

Work, Work, Work, Work, Work – Balancing Uni and Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work!

I’m not sick of that Rhianna and Drake song yet. It’s a problem, but it’s so damn catchy. ‘Work, work, work, work, work.. duh duh duh duh nananan nah nah nah nah nah nah….’ That’s what it sounds like right ? IDK anymore. I am too tired, I have just finished a 28 hour working week whilst juggling second semester prep and student theatre cahoofs and I am burnt out. Sometimes working and doing fulltime uni/ full time student life is hard. Read more

In over my head or just highly ambitious?

1We all have those moments of doubt. You sit there and wonder, “Did I overestimate myself?” or “Will I fall to pieces and crumble under pressure?” or “Will it all be worth it in the end”. If you haven’t already guessed, that’s the position I am in at this very point in time.

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MISSING: Weeks in July. Reward for Safe Return.

Yet another four weeks of due-date and reading list reprieve in winter time. Opportunities to layer clothing. Excuses to upsize your hot beverage to prevent hypothermia taking hold of your hands. Ground hog days of disorientation when street lights flick on in the middle of peak hour. You’re probably sick of the holidays and glad to see the back of them, yes? JUST KIDDING! Read more

How to make friends at uni

Happy Friendship Day! Our student bloggers share their tips for making new friends at uni, and how they met their best bud while studying at QUT!


AnaAna

Student blogger Ana says her first day at uni and her first Instagram post from QUT were exclusively about her eagerness to make friends with anyone after coming from a very lonesome life all the way in the outback. Ana asks, “Are you making friends at uni?” By the way, she has never seen this particular friend again. #lostafriend #helpmefindhimplz #qutrealworld #qutlife

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MaddieMaddie

Ever find yourself sitting alone in the library, studying away, and wondering where you can find a friend? Student blogger Maddie knows how you feel, but she found many of her friends through her BFA – Drama classes and QUT Clubs. So never fear! You can always find a study buddy if you look hard enough… and stop taking selfies in the library… #qutrealworld #qutstudent #studentlife #nationalfriendshipday

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RacquelRacquel

QUT Student Blogger Racquel would like you to meet one of her best buds, Holly. Holly and Racquel met in their Design and Creative Thinking class back in Semester One of 2014 and Holly was Racquel’s first friend she made at university. Since then the duo have torn up the netball court together, planned a holiday together and conquered New Zealand together. Embrace all the people you meet at university, Racquel did and she made a life friend by doing so! Happy Friendship Day!

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KelvinKelvin

The default topic when meeting someone at uni is generally, well, uni. But you already both have that in common, why not find out if your new friend has seen the latest Marvel movie or plays the same sport as you? I forged a bond with my uni buds over our shared love for house music and eating burgers. Skip the assessment talk and to get  to know your fellow students! #unibuds #youcanalwaystalkaboutassessmentlater

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ImogenImogen

If you’re thinking of moving out of home to study at uni, shared accommodation around campus can be a great way to meet other students. Who knows, you might meet your very best pal, just like student blogger Imogen did! #HappyFriendshipDay #firstyearatuni

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What I Wish I Knew Last Year

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Sometimes you just have to nerd up.

This time last year I was midway through my final year of high school and had also just finished one of my first university subjects. Since there’s a few of you in similar positions I’m going to give you a heads up on what you can expect in the coming months. Read more