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.
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.
One of the best things about QUT is how close it is to the CBD. Just a 5 minute walk finds you in some of the city’s best cafes and restaurants. But as uni student, finding the money to splurge can be hard!
One of the most valuable places for a student to explore is the Asian supermarket! On a student budget, with very little skills needed, there are some gems to be found if you know what you are looking for! Read more
You know you spend a lot of money on coffee right? Because its the best thing in the world and there’s no way you could function without it right? I agree entirely! But there are some things you should think about that could save you A LOT of money over your degree.
I’m not saying give up coffee…..
But if you decide to buy a french press (or my favourite – the Aeropress), a bag of ground beans every month, and make a coffee a day for the entirety of your 3 year degree instead of spending $4 at a cafe , you will save
If you decide to break the habit and just buy 2 coffees a week from a cafe, instead of every day, you will save
The best option – because you have to give up ZERO coffee, is to make coffee at home every day, AND treat yourself to two coffees a week. Believe it or not, this method, which renders you equally as caffeinated and still a social butterfly will save you
You know that holiday you have been thinking about? that new macbook? that new couch? I’m not saying give up coffee…. but
Considering taking on a science degree, and changing the world?
After finishing my first year of a science degree, that was in equal parts what I expected, and nothing like it, here are three key steps to getting off to the right start and finding your place in science.
High school is a distant memory. Cos = a Jason over hippopotamus, osmosis has something to do with the washing machine, and a tort is a delicious variation of pie. Rest assured though, entering university at a mature age means you already have the skills to be a great student. Read more