Everyone loves a good ol’ embarrassing confession, there is just something about them that makes your own hidden incidents more acceptable. So, I have decided to, with much apprehension, share with the public, my small, yet nonetheless embarrassing story in the hope of making you feel a little less embarrassed and perhaps, if you feel so inclined, you will post a confession of your own. Read more
As a second year uni student I would like to warmly welcome/welcome back the students of 2013. It’s been forever since I’ve posted anything, and I would love to blame that on the assignments that are piling up, but let’s be honest, neither you nor I have started any of them. For my first post of 2013, I thought I’d share what second year has taught me so far:
1. No online recordings
This revelation made me cry a little on the inside. Knowing I have to physically be at an 8 am lecture isn’t the greatest thing to hear. I’m just grateful it’s only one this time, which brings me to my next point.
2. Better class times
The timetable gods have smiled upon me. While there’s one early morning start, the rest of my times are pretty decent. It’s probably to make up for the online recordings. If you’re in first year and you didn’t get an amazing timetable, don’t worry, neither did I.
3. Lecturers aren’t afraid to call on you
Maybe because we were first year students they didn’t want to scare us off. I haven’t been the unlucky soul that gets singled out in a lecture. But let me tell you, having one hundred pairs of eyes on you is an introvert’s worst nightmare. I just want to run up and hug the people that have experienced it.
4. A diary is your best friend (or your best friend is your diary)
In my case it’s both. I’m always referring to my diary, and when it fails to help me I ask my friend what’s coming up. I highly recommend you either find an organized friend, or you be that organized friend. Trust me, people will love you.
5. Burning the hand you write with a week before uni is a really bad start to the year
Hot oil is extremely painful. Stay away from the stuff, especially if you’re in a subject which involves a lot of writing (I do Creative Writing and Journalism).
6. Finding a parking spot on campus is as difficult as people say it is
No seriously, I thought people were lying when they said it was hard. Guess who had a nice long walk to their class? No prizes for guessing.
7. You only get better at procrastinating
Writing a blog post will not help me start my assignments. Having Facebook and Tumblr open aren’t great starting points either.
These are just a few things I’ve learnt in my first five weeks as a second year student. What are some of the things you’ve discovered this early in the semester?
Getting work experience during your uni days is pretty important, a fact that has become scarily real for me. In my PR Planning lecture, the lecturer asked how many of us had done work experience, and I was one of about a handful of people who hadn’t. It was an embarrassing eye opener that pushed me into overdrive, looking for unpaid positions, volunteering, anything that would allow me to gain some experience in my chosen majors of PR and marketing. Read more
… week 3.
What have I learnt in my first three weeks at the lovely QUT? … I am destined to be poor and lost. But thankfully I will have a design degree under my belt so I will be able to design nifty ‘will draw for food’ signs.
But seriously… I’ve never been particularly wealthy – for the usual reasons of food, shoes, stationery and books, but now that uni has started I have noticed a marked change in the weight of my wallet and the girth of my account. And I haven’t even bought shoes or books for months!
Think back to those sweet memories of your perfect summer holiday; those trips to the beach; your unforgettable overseas adventures; the impossible weekday benders; the four months of time to do whatever hell you wanted… And quietly come to the realisation that those days are now over. Ha ha hah.
A ‘life hack’ is a tip, trick or hint that increases productivity and efficiency, and in my opinion, makes life that little bit more awesome. It’s like a cheat code for life that enriches your experience. Throughout my two years at uni, I’ve come across some cool things that other students might have no idea about. So, I’ve decided to share a few tips and secrets to make your life easier at QUT. Read more
Welcome back fellow brethren in academia/congratulations on accepting your offer to QUT. I hope you all made the most of your holidays, I know I did! Apart from getting my tonsils taken out, that was the definition of not fun at all. This was me in the hospital.
Well, well, well. We’re back again; back for another year of procrastinating and Officeworks day trips. I can’t say I am entirely glad to have finished holidaying but I am glad for some form of structure, even if it is still up-in-the-air until registration is opened and… (Dramatic music) shut. The registration of classes at UNI is a fabled experience; a story told from sibling to sibling, teacher to student, stranger to unsuspecting stranger. It is the stuff of horrifying myth. Where thousands upon thousands of people, young, not-so-young and mysteriously-ageless students gather in one place and battle for their seat from which they will fight for their future. Read more
After finishing my secondyear of uni, you might think I’d have everything sorted right now; that I’d be happy with what I’m studying and where I am in life and that I’ve set myself up to graduate with an awesome degree. Truth is, the more I think about it, the less certain I feel about everything. Especially my course.
It would be great if I could just sit at home and get paid to eat and watch movies. That would be a perfect job.
I hope everyone survived Semester Two without irrevocable damage. I am pleased to say I did. Last exam was 15th November – so ready and raring for some chillaxing and summer fun? No. Not really.
Alas, summer school commenced a mere four days later. No rest for the wicked mental stupid impatient eager to finish their degree!