What Your Degree Won’t Tell You

University doesn’t prepare you for every part of life after study. There are plenty of skills, knowledge and traits you’ll need to develop outside of your degree. Just take these ones, for example...

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Why You Need a Mentor

  Yoda and Luke Skywalker. Mr Miyagi and the Karate Kid. Charles Xavier and the X Men. Uncle Ben and Spiderman. Haymitch and Katniss Everdeen. Rafiki and Simba. Dumbledore and Harry Potter. Mentors are worth their weight in HDs. They are the people who will give you...

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The 5 People You Meet in a Group Assignment

People tend to hate group assignments. Even two hard working, competent students can struggle to work together. And we all know, there are many types of people in a group. Sadly, group assignments aren’t going anyway. Research shows that they can enhance learning, retention of knowledge...

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The 5 Lecturers You’ll Meet At Uni

            The One Who Hates Students This lecturer is constantly unhappy – usually to the point of anger – and who will usually take their frustrations out on you. They leave us with one burning question: why do it, if you hate it? You’ll probably be scared...

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The Hidden Costs of Uni Life

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown what we already know – most uni students are working while studying. In 2012 about 90% of younger students and 42% of older students were studying full time, saying nothing of casual and part time work. Sadly, a...

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10 Tips for Networking

‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Networking is one of the keys to a successful career, but many people struggle with it. For students in an incredibly competitive job market, networking is a really good idea and despite what some people think, it...

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Pokemon Go at Flinders

Finally, pokemon have flocked to Flinders Uni. If you’re not up on the craze already, Pokemon Go is the latest app that tracks your location and allows you to catch virtual pokemon in real life places. Catch ‘em all, battle at gyms, hatch eggs, get...

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Social Media for Job Seekers

CareerBuilder’s annual social media survey* has shown that 60% of employers use social networking sites to research and screen potential employees. This is up 52% from last year, and 500% over the last decade. If you’re going for a job, the employer is probably Googling...

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Spotlight on Student Council: JASON BYRNE

Meet your FUSA Welfare Officer, Jason Byrne! What are you studying and what year are you in? I am in my third year at Flinders this year but have just transferred into the new Bachelor of International Relations. Is there a personal quote or philosophy that you live by?  'Poverty is a national...

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Further Study, Is It For Me?

There are plenty of reasons to keep studying – some good, some bad. Here’s our guide to knowing the difference.           Good reasons! Personal enjoyment: if you are interested in and enthused by a subject, let this influence your decision. Follow your passion. To get specialist skills: Some skills can...

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