An observational and anecdotal analysis of a QUT student

After three years of uni (so far), you really get accustomed to the lifestyle. You inherit certain behaviours; a lot of which you don’t even know you’re doing until you look around uni…

Through observation and anecdotal evidence, I’ve come up with a list of behaviours to share with the Sharehouse. Take a look:

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The wonderful world of living arrangements

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

“It was the pipes, Sir.”

My shower is slowly turning into a bath. As in, the bottom of the shower is literally filling up with water every time any of us try to use it. It does drain away, eventually, so that it’s really very easy to ignore for an extended period of time. And that, to be honest, is probably the worst part. If, like me, you’re the kind of person who relies on steaming hot water to transform you into a rational human being every morning, and in your hazy state you forget all about it, you’ll end up flooding the bathroom. Read more

Older, smarter and infinitely cooler than I would ever be

Hey there.

I don’t quite know what got me through my first year of university, so perhaps I’m not the best person to be giving out advice on how to do it. But seeing as I’m currently in my second year and loving it maybe there’s a few thing I’ve picked up that’ll give you a hand. So here’s my top ten tips for surviving your first year. You were warned.

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Like a walk in the park…

I like to think of my first year at uni as time spent learning what not to do. They say that when you make mistakes you’re supposed to learn a lesson, and I’ve certainly learned a few so far. The result: I’m a better student for it. I didn’t have to learn all my lessons the hard way though, talking to people and making new buddies gave me access to a plethora of advice and nightmare stories, so I was clued in on a few things before some crucial mistake-making opportunities. Because I’m a firm believer in that old adage, ‘what goes around comes around’, I’d like to share a few of those key pieces of advice with you.

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