Welcome to life at uni!

A new semester, new students: welcome back to life at uni! For a lot of people, university is the first step into independent, adult life. This can be a little scary; suddenly you’re responsible for your own decisions and you have to be organised enough to know what is happening, when it’s happening, and what you must do to be on top of things! Have no fear though; … Continue reading Welcome to life at uni!

New semester, new intern: Just getting started!

Hi everyone, my name is Kelsey and I am the new student intern here at the Wise ASSC blog! I can’t wait to get started and share my experiences. I am currently completing my third and final year of a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management, and I have absolutely loved my course so far! My road to university was a bit different … Continue reading New semester, new intern: Just getting started!

Onto the Next: Goodbye, “Cheerio”!

As the semester comes to its end, my time at Wise ASSC as an intern, and my enrolment as a La Trobe student, does too.  Amongst the workload of final assessments, the madness of global events, and writing up a dissertation proposal for my home university, I’ve barely had a chance to realise that my exchange experience is pretty much done. It’s definitely not how … Continue reading Onto the Next: Goodbye, “Cheerio”!

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Moderating Your Media Intake

Social media and the news has been particularly intense over the last few months. Of course, daily national or international news can be overwhelming in general, but since the pandemic and the recent Civil Rights movement, media has been quite consuming. At the beginning of a series of global lockdowns, a British news channel advised viewers to be wary of how much time you spend … Continue reading Moderating Your Media Intake

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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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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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