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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!

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Far Apart, but Still Connected

Students across the globe are all too aware of the current situation, and many of us are completing studies online. But how are we finding it? I can’t speak for the entirety of the student population, but I can certainly share how I feel about the situation, and share some advice on how I’m managing with the workload whilst balancing it out with other activities. … Continue reading Far Apart, but Still Connected