It was brisk morning, early May this year. I was feeling exceedingly proud of myself because it was, the first time in my academic history that I was way ahead of the game on a lengthily worded assignment. Actually, I don’t think ‘proud’ really cut it – I was fully up myself. So, I followed the standard process, I hit SAVE, I walk away to grab a coffee, and check which friends could indulge me in a self-celebratory beverage. Hoorah. Read more
You’re in year 12 or even year 11 and almost half way through the year and you’re thinking, “Is university going to be for me?” Don’t worry because you’re not alone! The same thoughts went through my head in year 12 and during my Diploma of Fitness. Will I be able to do the work? How hard will it be? Will I find it enjoyable? These are normal questions to ask and are the right ones to ask.
This is me:
I’m sure I’m not the only one being swallowed by assignments right now. But it’s times like these we need to stay focused. We need to be disciplined. We need to be self-motivating. This is how I do that. With a flow chart.
Remember, you’re your number one cheerleader. Your number one motivator. The only one who can complete those assignments is you. You can do it. Stay focused. Don’t get distracted. Go with the flow[chart].
Click here, to open up QUT’s interactive maps page. You can also tick what you want to see on the map, such as food places (the most important places at uni).
My sister is 17 and has officially entered uni in the shining summer of 2015. She has taken to asking me calculus questions, whether she can borrow my things after she has already taken them, and feminism.
She asks if people who hate men are really feminists. She asks if all people who believe in gender equality are feminists, when they specifically state otherwise. Well, I say … good question. I think this is a question of identity rather than labels.
I know that you are too smart to have asked these questions innocently – if you are asking about those who accept gender equality and not feminism, you know that the word feminist is irritating for a significant number of people. Or at least connotative of technical and severe rulebooks.
The terrible truth is that feminism is a belief in gender equality. Most of us will agree that, retrospectively, anger in the face of gender injustice made sense. But we’re generationally asked to see that anything more would be unreasonable. A lot of the tension that exists comes from trying to agree on what gender bias is, and what is harmful behaviour.
So to your question – is identifying as a feminist the same as being one? I think the most important thing you can do is respect how people identify. While labels may seem inherently limiting, they play an important role in many people’s lives. Knowing how you yourself identify culturally, ethnically and in your sexuality, gender and class speaks the idea of becoming a socially conscientious person.
I could go on sister, for I am adult, and very vague and wise. But however you identify, there are an increasing number of people and spaces out there for you to ask questions. Here are some local uni events I saw in the past year that focused on the empowerment of women, with positive people hoping to enact change within their communities.
Coffee is good. Tea is good too. But coffee is the warm sunglow that oozes through my nostrils.
As such, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the cafés located at QUT’s Gardens Point campus, and their associated location, cost, bean and opening hour information to assist you in your coffee choosing. I’ve also included is Brendan’s on the Bridge because a fan insisted, and because a barista may just make your day.
From said fan source:
“Well, this is the story that he told me. He saw one of his regulars come in during exam time. And he said, ‘Hey, aren’t you going to be late for your exam?’ And this guy thought his exam was later in the day, but it WASN’T. And this – this means that not only does Brendan know what his customers study, but when their exams are.”
Very astute, oh fan of Brendan’s. A barista that knows your needs may just save you from failing an exam. Or smile amiably in your direction which is also very nice.
The opening hours for our earliest and latest studious students on campus.
And a coffee map, mainly for those out of the way locations in the Botanic Gardens.
If you’re a current QUT undergraduate domestic student looking for a unique opportunity to share your university journey and the story of how you ended up at QUT, now is the time to apply to become part of the team!
We’re looking for a team of students from all study areas who love using social media and enjoy photography, writing, drawing, interviewing, graphic design, filmmaking or blogging. You’ll be paid to create content that will be published on QUT’s Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube accounts, as well as right here on the QUT Student Sharehouse Blog.
We encourage creativity and are looking for photos, videos, drawings, infographics, writing, Vine clips, interviews, (or a combination of these) to show high school students what it’s like to be a student at QUT.
Check out other posts on the QUT Student Sharehouse Blog for inspiration and ideas, or take a look below at some of our most popular posts from last year.
To apply for this position, you will need to submit a written application, outlining why you would like to become a digital ambassador and express why you’d be suitable for the role.
You’ll also need to submit an example of creative work that describes how you settled into uni life. Your creative work should be in one of these forms, either:
- a blog post (200-300 words in length). Please include an image in your post.
- a series of four Instagram posts (image and/or video)
If you already have or contribute to public social media accounts, such as a blog, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube channel, etc, please provide links to your presences. The content does not need to be relevant to your role as a digital ambassador, but should be appropriate to share with a prospective employer.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in being a part of, submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20.
It’s a little bit scary to think about it, but this year is my final year of university. I don’t know how I feel about this because while a part of me kind of wants to graduate, the other part of me kind of wants to stay for a while longer. One thing I do know is that with university getting closer and closer to the end, I’ve really needed to find casual work so that I can finish the year with some sense of support behind me. To be honest, I’ve been trying to find a job since I left high school in 2012, and it was no easy task. But now, I’ve finally been successful in this adventure and because these things helped me out a lot when it came to getting the position, I thought that I would share the advice with all of you. Read more
Progressing through university, the widely accepted and promoted mentality is “I can’t wait to finish”, “4/3/2/1 more years to go”, “Can’t wait until I’m done!” etc. There may be feelings of relief and pride that come with graduation, but there is also one slightly confusing feeling that no one warns you about: grief. I can vouch for that. Now, either I am a rare breed of nerd OR this is something others may be struggling with… the struggle is real in the real world (I’ll get my coat). Read more