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The one solution to most problems

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.

Top four time saving apps to make technology work for you

Let’s all admit it; we spend way too much time on our phones. Technology is always telling you there’s another video to watch, email to read or notification to clear. All of which seemingly take up much of your well-deserved leisure time. Who’s controlling who here? 

Top three study tips

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.

Setting smart goals for uni

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. 

Tips to reduce stress in the hours leading up to an exam

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.

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Balancing work and study: how Kat did it

Want to study and continue working but want to know if it’s possible? Kat Ferguson-Acompora gives her tips on how she went from completing a diploma to starting a degree and working full time. 

Nine study apps to help you through university

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. 

Budgeting for study

It can be hard to imagine how it would be possible to start or return to study on a reduced income, with bills to pay and perhaps a family to consider.  But with a little bit of planning and a realistic assessment of your budget, you may find that your new world is closer than you thought.   

Explore our 2018 courses

Looking to start study this year? Explore our courses on offer from health, business, education, science, arts and more.

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10 effective time management strategies for uni students and adult learners

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.