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We'll let you in on a little secret: there is life after your ATAR results. If you didn't get the ATAR result you needed, don't let it stop you from achieving your goals! Going to university isn't always a smooth and straight road; there are many ways to get there. So, it's time to take a road trip of a different kind. Below are some options to knock down those barriers between you and your desired qualification.
Applying to university can seem daunting. You might find some confusing terms or university speak that you haven’t come across before such as ‘equal consideration date’. But don’t let that stand in your way to pursuing your passion; it’s not as complicated as it sounds.
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.
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.
Beginning or returning to study can have huge rewards in terms of improving your quality of life and income potential once qualified, but like anything worthwhile, it takes time and money to get there. It can be daunting wondering how you’re going to pay for study and the costs that come with taking time to study, such as child care or reduced working hours, but there is help out there for you.
Feel like you’ll be the “old woman” in the class? Alison debunks the myths about returning to study as a mature age student.
When you first set a goal it’s pretty easy to stay on track. You’ve got a plan, you’re working the plan and your motivation is strong.
Does the idea of returning to study as an adult student fill you with excitement but also trepidation? Reduce your anxiety and increase your confidence with these six easy tips.
Are you wondering whether you have the time to balance study with other important commitments in your life such as work, family and friends?