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
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
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
My year officially finishes on 1 November, because that’s when the last of my 50% assignments are due (no exams, yay). Yes, my sanity may be declining since I have four 50% assignments to do AT THE SAME TIME, but realising just how close Christmas and New Year’s Eve are, it’s giving me motivation to….well, get motivated. And thus I have created an action plan for 2013, my 3rd and penultimate year of uni, filled with things I’m going to try and do.
Because this is much more productive than actually doing my assignments.
It’s that time of year again. Swarms of colourful t-shirts are out in force at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove, armed with bright smiles and informative flyers. Student Guild elections are upon us. If this is your first year at QUT or you just don’t know much about it, let me give you a quick introduction to the whole thing.
“Wait until you get to university.”
“They won’t be as lenient in university.”
“If you can’t handle this, I don’t know how you’ll make it through university.”
“YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO FAIL UNIVERSITY!” Read more
Hi, I’m Courtney and I’m in my second year of law/psychology at QUT. I moved for uni not really knowing what I was in for, having only the American college stereotypes to rely on. I must say, first year is definitely a learning experience. But it was really nothing like what you see on TV. Except for maybe the odd coffee-crazed all-nighter. First year is not just about knuckling down and getting into the rhythm of self-directed study. If anything, that’s the easy part. So here are a few life lessons that every QUT student should know. I had to learn them the hard way, but here’s hoping you can learn them the easy way!
A big hello to all the..um.. QUTians? ..QUTopia?.. QUTites?… QUTsiders? QUTese?.. QUTers?.. QUTans?.. oh well I’ll figure that out later. This is the long overdue welcome to the new kids on the block and the old kids who had no option but to stay back. Hope you are all easing into the busy student life. I personally feel like I’ve been dropped in the middle of a warzone without any armour and I have to exploit my survival skills to get to the end. It is only week 3, but the immense workload creates a different perception on the semester timeline. I guess I kinda expected it to be this way, since its my 4th and last year of a double degree.
Anyways, this year I thought I might help out everyone with identifying QUT’s very own facilities, opportunities and programs that could help out in finding a career, getting help in assignments or even joining a club/society. So I will be doing a blog series called QUT 101, which would involve anything from QUT faculties to QUT career programs. If you have anything in particular that you want to know more about, leave me a comment I will try my best to get some information and publish around here.
So to kick off,
Stop-motion photography is an animation technique used to physically manipulate objects appear to move on its own. In this case, a photograph is taken as the student takes a step making it look like they are gliding rather than walking. Stop motion is one of the most creative animation techniques which is comparatively easy to do, but time consuming. You just need a camera and a video editing software. There is so many fun things you could try out.
So kids, if you are an International student like me you would probably have a tongue twister of a unique name and a fruit salad of a mixed accent. Also you would probably have a choreographed story about how you moved to Australia for further studies and managing the life away from your family. After a while, it becomes a repetitive routine that you are obliged to follow. But it is a story worth preserving as it becomes the cornerstone for the stories to come.