Why I decided not to go to my graduation ceremony

Graduation time! It is so exciting to realise you achieved something pretty huge in your life! Usually, this occasion is celebrated at one of the graduation ceremonies, but today I will tell you why I chose to do something else instead.

Ana with a Photoshoped graduation hat

Why wear a real graduation hat if you can Photoshop one? 😉

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One chapter is ending and the new one begins

My degree is finished! After three years of studying, stressing over the assessments, and doing 100 things at the same time, I finally finished. I must admit, it did not feel very exciting to me at first…

Sad Ana

Sad days after realising that my bachelor’s degree is finished

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Why I never took a gap year

It’s tempting to take a gap year after finishing your Year 12 studies forever. But then again, the three months from November to the end of February is a lot of time to relax, recharge and watch copious amounts of Netflix in between working the Christmas retail period. For me, I was certain that jumping straight into uni the following year was a must. The ambition and desire to succeed in life drove me to take on this challenge that graduates refer to wholeheartedly as just “uni”. Working Christmas in the newsagency and walking around the calendar stalls a million times in a busy shopping centre gave me lots of time to reflect on my life. Read more

5 Reasons Why Brisbane is a Student’s City

Brisbane city may often be forgotten when it comes to talk of student-friendly cities. Sure, Sydney and Melbourne are quite popular for young adults, but I think Brisbane is quite the student’s paradise, and here’s five reasons why!

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You can’t get a job if you study a creative course…or can you?

Today I am writing about what I would I tell people who say “You can’t get a job if you study a creative course!”

I was told this by an older friend who was an accountant. I was in my first year of Bachelor of Interior Design at QUT. He laughed at me when I told him I study a creative course and he said, “you won’t get a job doing that!”

I was offended and a little scared.

Looking back now, he was half right…

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The Top 5 Myths About a Degree in Physics

On the cusp of graduating a science degree, and with an extensive history of advising prospective students on study options, I have heard every question imaginable about studying physics. Here, I break down the top 5 myths about a degree in physics.

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Be career competent: do your research

Around this time 5 years ago my friends and I spent our lunchtimes excitedly chattering about what we were doing next year at uni and what we would do in the big wide world in the years that would follow. Our dream courses and careers were wide and varied. From acting to medicine, to law and interior design, we couldn’t wait to ‘get on with it’ and follow the smooth path from uni to living a working adult life. 5 years and many degree changes later and we are still having that conversation. Read more

The Top 3 Myths About Life as a Mature Age Student

I entered a science degree after nearly 10 years of life in the workforce. Whether heading to university means changing career, or just building your skill set, it’s a daunting idea for most adults. Here are the top 3 myths – busted – about life as a mature age student.

Student blogger Brendan’s words of wisdom as a mature age student to the youngins

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STEM is not for me but it might be for you!

In September, I had the chance to go behind the scenes for QUT and check out the cool and exciting projects at the Vice Chancellor’s STEM Camp. The camp invites high-achieving Year 11 students from all over Queensland to participate in practical activities run by QUT staff and student ambassadors.

QUT GP represent

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