The Pantry

I have always had this silly ambition to be able to walk into a cafe and say, “I’ll have the usual thanks,” walk to my usual seat and read a book or draw something or be profoud. Just the usual. And when I started at QUT I found a cafe in which I could see myself being a regular. I ordered the same coffee every time, regular mocha. It was a busy little cafe on the campus grounds so I couldnt exactly have a regular table but I was half way there. But something disastrous happened.

I came to Garden’s Point this year… and it was gone. My faithful cafe with its familiar smell and sound was absent. Obviously I was crushed.

But, despair not! The cafe has reopened, completely refurbished and even more fancy and lovable than before. It is called The Pantry and is situated in the old sandstone building next to the kidney lawn. So, if you’re looking for a quiet, homey, and slightly european-feeling get-away have a wander in.

P.S. try the waffles – holy cow.

Long Holidays & New Opportunities

Hi everyone! It’s been a long time since my last blog, but in coming back to university for 2014 I’m rediscovering the great things about student life at QUT!

Of all the perks of being a student at QUT, long holidays and amazing real-world opportunities have got to be my favourites. Unfortunately, since semester has started, my long holiday is over; but the opportunity has just begun!

So what did I do with my long holiday?

Well, just like a lot of uni students I traveled abroad, and of course I picked the destination that’s been number one on my list for quite a while: South Korea. I stayed with the family of a fellow QUT student and had the best time; experiencing the culture, shopping, skiing, and even staying at a pension owned by one of Korea’s top celebrities, G-Dragon!

Leaving was sad, but the upside of coming back and resuming university after the holidays: with hard work and study, I’ll be able to go back through QUT’s exchange program! Not only that, but since QUT is partnered with some of the best universities all over the world, I may even be able to study a university like Korea University or Hanyang University. Exciting!

QUT & some of its partner universities in South Korea!

QUT & some of its partner universities in South Korea!

Do The Loop

Ok, so you’ve made it through your first few weeks, hopefully unscathed, and you’re well on your way to being a fully-fledged student. However, if you are like I was when I first started at QUT, there are a few things you probably haven’t been taught yet.  Read more