Communications technology, such as computers, smartphones and tablets are a necessary part of university student life. It’s our digital footprints on online learning management systems, social media, email and other digital communications platforms that allow us to live two lives: one in person and one online. But, we need to remember that our devices were designed to make studying easier and to enrich our university experience – not to take over our lives. So if you feel exhausted by your emails and stressed out by your Snapchat, it might be time to take a look at your digital consumption habits to make sure you’re not heading for tech burnout.
Exercise and Sport Science student, professional athlete and new father, Jacob Schmid, talks about the dedication it takes to succeed across cycling, studying and fatherhood.
Adjusting to the pace of uni study can be difficult, particularly if you’ve taken time out for a gap year, to start your career, or to raise a family. Being disorganised can be a deal-breaker for uni success, but it doesn’t come naturally to all of us. CDU Tertiary Enabling Program graduate and current Education degree student (and former efficiency amateur), Chantal Jennison, recently shared her tips to get – and stay – organised for study.
Kylie Taylor is Account Director in Deloitte’s Darwin office for Deloitte Private BAS (Business Advisory Services). She works closely with some of CDU’s business and accounting placement students, and is passionate about spreading the positive impact a career in accounting can make to businesses and communities.
Stress expresses itself in many different ways: feelings of overwhelming anxiety, a quickened heart rate, that queasy feeling in your stomach, or a tension headache that just won’t go away. However your stress rears its ugly head, you have the ability to shut it down in minutes with these quick tips.
Not sure where to start? Not in the mood? Can’t find the right pen? It’s easy to find a million excuses not to study – but getting it done, or even just getting started, feels much better.
You’ve just started the new semester, textbooks in tow. It’s now time to #GetOrganised to prep yourself for a productive few months!
The option to study and work has many benefits but it also comes with challenges. Equip yourself to navigate the tough times to successfully reach your goals.
Music is a brilliant source for motivation! It can help to elevate your mood and reduce perceived effort. We've compiled some study playlists to help get you in the groove of studying.
Wish there was one solution to solve all your problems? Well there just might be! Dr Simon Moss explores the concept and benefits of 'future clarity' at a recent TEDxDarwin talk.
Let’s all admit it; we spend way too much time on our phones.
Mix it up While some people say find a quiet space and stick to it, cognitive scientists say that mixing the space you study in helps with memory and retaining information more effectively. Memory is coloured by our senses – sights, smells, sounds and changes in your study space can increase the likelihood of remembering what you’ve learned. So next time you’re at the library, choose a different spot, a different desk, a different outlook. Or find a quiet spot at your local café, or another room in your house. It can make all the difference.
One of the most important things you can do in the early stages of your university journey is to define your long and short term goals. These will keep you focused and motivated. Long-term goals define who you want to be and what you want to achieve. They’re the big picture view of why you’re at university. The next step is to create short term goals to help you achieve your long-term ones.
Exams can be a very stressful time, even if you’ve spent the whole semester planning and revising. We’ve put together a few tips to help control your stress levels in the hours leading up to an exam.
There’s an app for that! Going back to study doesn’t have to be as tedious as the last time you sat in a classroom. Apps for computers, tablets and mobile phones now make study much more efficient, effective and fun! These are some of our favourites.
Time management is increasingly challenging for adult learners who juggle different priorities in life such as academic studies, work, and family. Time management plays an important role for university students, because the ability to prioritise is the key to maintaining a harmonious and balanced lifestyle. Good time management brings plentiful benefits that will make things easier for you, your friends, and family.