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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It's a new year and that means new scholarships! If you want or need a little extra financial support, check out the range of scholarships available below.             The $500 TTG Scholarship: The Tactical Guru Team are offering a $500 scholarship to one winner of our survival essay contest....

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Celebrities with Surprising Degrees

Eva Longoria is best known for her role in Desperate Housewives, but she also has her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and Masters in Chicano Studies with her thesis, ‘The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.’ James Franco has appeared in a range of films, including the Spider Man...

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Handwriting vs Typing

It’s the essential debate for notetaking: handwriting versus typing. Are you getting the most out of your notes? If not, it might be time to try something new…           #TeamHandwriting 1.     It’s non-linear. You can draw diagrams quickly, write in the margins, use arrows, mind map, draw pictures...

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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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