No, I won’t be talking about the movie starring Will Smith with aliens invading and things being blown to pieces. I’ve come to realise that I’m a very dependent person. I live at home, I’m sadly still on my L plates and although I do technically have a job, I only get about 3 hours of work a month so it doesn’t really count. I think it’s time I grow up and take some initiative for myself. Read more
Hey! So I’m Emma-Leigh, call me Em or whatever pleases you and I’ve spend the last 4 months in the ‘Big Wide World’ as they say, not only just finishing high school and starting university but moving from Bundaberg (4 hour drive away) to study my course – Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). I always wanted to move to go to university but the sooner the time came, the more my anxiety levels rose – was I going to like it? What if I don’t make friends? How am I going to afford to live there? What if I get lost? Questions like that went over and over in my head, I was excited to move yet intimated.
High school; where you’re safe in your little bubble of friends, your teachers would actually accept the excuse of “Oh but my computer got a virus/my USB got wiped/my printer’s run out of ink” and you could go out on a weekend and (usually) not have to worry about the massive piles of homework invading your desk. I miss those days…
About three months ago I was approached by my old school to return and inspire, maybe even motivate the grade 12 student body in making an informed life decision post grade twelve. I really appreciated the invitation, and couldn’t say no to a return to Glenala State High School.
After hanging up that very phone call, I began to think about what I have done that could inspire a group of grade twelve students… The thoughts started to roll on in.
Thinking of moving out? Read this first!
One of the most daunting things about beginning university, whether you’ve just left high school or have been out for a few years, is considering where you’ll live when you begin your studies. Make no mistake, when done right, student life can be the greatest years of your life. However, it can also be a living hell if you fall behind on your classes, isolate yourself, stop going to class, and don’t take care of yourself in general. And a big part of that is where you’re staying.
You have to think about your living arrangements. Where are you going to stay? Are you going to keep living with your parents, or move out and give the living independent thing a shot? Read more
Hey guys, welcome to QUT!
If you’re a first year, by now, you’re almost done with your first semester and would have settled in somewhat to the ups and downs of uni life. This is the point in time where all your final assessments seem to be due and the monstrous end-of-semester exams are rearing their ugly head around the corner. Avoid tearing out your hair, and learn to love caffeine. It is a student’s best friend.
This my fourth year of university and after all this time there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty. I am not a morning person.