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!
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
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
Happy Belated Easter! It’s not quite what I’m used to this time of year. Usually, my family and I pay a visit to National Trust locations in the UK, and this year my friends and I had planned on travelling to somewhere in Australia…well, you can probably guess how those plans have gone this time. Instead, much like the rest of the world, I stayed … Continue reading Easter and…Isolation?
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
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
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!
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
Lisa Cosham is our new intern at the Wise blog! In this post, she shares a little bit about herself as she nears the end of her year studying abroad at La Trobe. Hey, my name is Lisa, and I have just started my internship at the Wise ASSC blog and I couldn’t be more thrilled! While I’m here, I hope I can share the … Continue reading Over the Seas and Far Away
In this guest post, Isabella Blazevic, shares her experience developing employability skills through freelancing. It’s tough juggling both school and work as a student. You want to be able to study and get the marks that you want, but on the other hand, you need the money and experience. I remember feeling the same way with my previous part-time job. But now, I have the … Continue reading How Freelancing While Studying Can Build Your Employability