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!

For the Love of Wi-fi

So I’m one of those people who’s convinced I’d curl up and die without the internet, so you can imagine my horror when I ran out of internet last week and unfortunately don’t have the funding to buy more at the moment (damn that tumblr procrastination). It’s assessment time too, so having no internet is even an even more dire situation than usual.

But luckily for me QUT provides wi-fi for students, and since I live at the student village on the Kelvin Grove campus, I’ve decided to sit in the library for my study. I’m a business student, so Z Block at Gardens Point campus is my usual study building, but since the KG Library is closer I chose there instead.

I’d be lying if I said I’d set foot in the library for anything other than handing in assignment or on campus tours, but it’s actually a rather nice place to be (even if it is for study). I now have a regular spot to sit and study here everyday.

It just shows how sometimes doing something new can turn out better than you thought; crisis adverted and a new favourite place on campus discovered. ^_^

Kid Vs. QCS: Surviving Those Two Days

The QCS Test is only days away, and you’re fully aware of what you’re up against. It’s an exam to test not what you’ve learned, but how you learned it blah blah blah. But let’s be honest, we all know what it comes down to: those two days of where you’ll have to sit still for a really long time, stop stressing about your future, quit thinking about those four assignments due tomorrow and complete a test apparently designed to make you feel like an idiot. It’s an examination mountain you’ll have to climb and, by now, you’re probably worried that you may not be up to the challenge.

But never fear, Rhi is here! Before you take on one of the final stunts for Mission Impossible: Grade 12, here’s some practical tips to help you survive in the unforgiving QCS wilderness – from someone who sat the test last year. Read more