Does music help you study?

  The short answer: it can. Maybe. The study results are pretty varied.   Listening to music while you study can be beneficial. It can help to improve attention, memory and math skills, all while reducing stress. Students who study with music they like may enjoy it more...

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Student Living Below the Poverty Line

Recently the ABC has released a report saying what we all already knew: many students are living below the poverty line. The ‘poor uni student’ stereotype is the reality. We even have the statistics to back it up… More than 66 per cent of students report being...

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Get to Know Your Student Debt

Do you know how to repay your HELP debt after you graduate? Or even what you owe? In light of the proposed changes in the latest budget, maybe it's time to get to know your student debt.             How much do you owe? You can find out how...

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Coalition Government Changes to Higher Education

Uncertainty has shrouded the Coalition Government’s higher education policy since the Abbott Government’s 2014 proposal – which included deregulation of fees and 20% cuts to funding – failed to pass the Senate. This week, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced the changes that will form...

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Like an Adult: Manage your Money

Students are notorious for being broke. But even if you’re scraping by each week, there are probably things you can be doing to better manage your money.           1. Get the best deals Do you have the best available deal on insurance, car registration, banking, superannuation, phone credit?...

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How to Adult: Skills You Might Have Missed

We spend years studying in our degrees — law, science, arts, whatever. What often gets lost are some of the finer skills of adulting. So FUSA had put together an event called ‘How to Adult’ on 9 May. There will be presentations on:  tax income...

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How to make big life decisions

There are many big decisions in your future. For some of you, they’re weighing on you right now. Plenty of you are asking yourselves, ‘What will I do after I graduate?’ Decision-making can be stressful. There is often an element of fear—fear of failure, fear of...

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O’Week: Interview with Events Assistant

2017 O’Week is fast approaching! The website is now full of information on the social and academic events this O’Week. But don’t worry—if you haven’t played the Tappy Clownfish game that sat on the site pre-launch, you can still have a go. To get you properly...

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Job Application and Resume Tools

Are you a job seeker or looking at the job market for when you graduate? There are plenty of handy tools you can use to make this easier.                     Canva Canva makes it easy for non-designers to create simple, stunning graphics. It uses drag and drop, templates, stock...

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