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Exams, Assignments, Final Deadlines: Lisa’s Guide to Managing It All!

The end of the semester approaches, and I’m sure we’re all inundated with exams and final deadlines,  which for some reason seem to all collide into one gigantic ball of…well, stress. Even though it’s something we’re used to as the cycle makes its rounds, on schedule, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed. I’ve personally got eight separate deadlines due over the next three weeks, so … Continue reading Exams, Assignments, Final Deadlines: Lisa’s Guide to Managing It All!

Ramadan in Isolation!

Our guest blogger, Kaif Ul Wara, studying Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Laws, shares her experience of Ramadan during COVID-19. Since I was a little girl, I have known to observe Ramadan with  friends and extended family. My favourite memories are of hosting and attending Iftar dinners with family and going to mosques. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! Everything I ever knew or did to observe … Continue reading Ramadan in Isolation!

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“Where’s My Motivation?” It’s there, it just needs a guiding light

I don’t know about you guys, but lockdown is starting to become slightly tedious. But, I’ve somehow managed to get things done and keep the motivation to do so. If you’re struggling to find a way to be productive, I’m here to share how I’m keeping busy when all the days are blurring into one. A few posts ago I wrote a post with how … Continue reading “Where’s My Motivation?” It’s there, it just needs a guiding light

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Lisa’s Guide to Essay Writing

Essays, the bane of every student’s existence, whether you’ve written one, ten or a hundred, they can be quite the pain. Just be glad we don’t have to use typewriters! But don’t worry! I’m here to offer some helpful tips to get you through the essay…or at least start it. As a literature student, I’ve written a fair share of students. Although the last time … Continue reading Lisa’s Guide to Essay Writing

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Battling Boredom – Tips and Tricks in Isolation

“I’m bored!” – how many times have you said that since social distancing and self-isolation started? Well, this is one thing I take a strange pride in and has come in very useful during this time. I am very good at finding things to do and staying busy. Sometimes it comes in a bit of a nuisance when it’s not necessary for me to do … Continue reading Battling Boredom – Tips and Tricks in Isolation

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Imagine: Unending Isolation, a Normality for some at University

Claire Kearns is a Masters of International Relations student and avid gardener, who has systematically binged her way through Star Trek from Kirk to Picard, to Janeway to Sisko, and now up to Archer, throughout her university studies. Her post talks about the student experience from an Equity standpoint.  Hey, so, it’s been a bit scary this COVID-19 crisis, yeah? The ‘Rona is everywhere and … Continue reading Imagine: Unending Isolation, a Normality for some at University

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Interview with our Competition Winner!

We asked Jack Spremic, Winner of the ASSC College Orientation Competition, about his course, orientation, and how he’s finding life at La Trobe – online! Jack studies a Bachelor Degree in Commerce. Businesses courses are so popular, so we asked Jack, why? And he told us that he’s “really interested in business” and that a “broad course such as commerce” was a gateway into figuring out exactly what … Continue reading Interview with our Competition Winner!

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Connected in More Ways Than One

It’s a strange time we’re living in, and that phrase is quickly sounding like a broken record. Yes, the Coronavirus pandemic has become…a bit of an issue, to put it nicely. Alongside this, governments across the world have advised on self-isolation, quarantines, and social distancing, which has caused waves of loneliness to flood the globe in individual houses. But there are ways to combat this! … Continue reading Connected in More Ways Than One

Stay connected with a peer meetup!

Our study/work/life is suddenly looking very different from what we imagined this year might look like. And now that we are physically distanced from each other, it’s even more important to stay connected. Peer Mentors from the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Commerce are facilitating online meetups to chat about study, life and how we are going with the universe and everything at the … Continue reading Stay connected with a peer meetup!