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HOW TO ASK “ARE YOU OK?”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you know how the people in your world are really going? Life's ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. So, don't wait until someone's visibly distressed or in a crisis. No qualifications are needed to ask "Are you ok?". While it might be hard to start an open conversation, asking...

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SUMMER

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Only a few weeks left before it’s officially summer break, so it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll be celebrating! Having something to look forward to is the perfect motivation to get through your final exams and assessments.  1. Have a picnic  Message your friends, grab some snacks, and head out for a picnic on a sunny day! After a busy semester, catching up and relaxing with friends is the perfect way to spend a...

PREPPING FOR EXAMS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summer break is only a few weeks away, but first let’s get through this exam period! Here’s our top 5 ideas on how to stay motivated during the exam period. 1. Clean your study area There’s nothing better than a tidy desk to motivate you to sit down for a study sesh! Take some time to clear out any old paper or notes from your desk, and grab some new containers to sort out all your...

UPGRADE YOUR STUDY SPOT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Let’s be real… when it gets to the busy end of semester, it often starts to seem like the UOW library is a daily destination. While we love it, sometimes it helps to mix up your study spot. Here’s our top 5 campus study spots that aren’t the library!  1. Upstairs in Building 11 - Student Lounge  If you like to study in the middle of the hustle and bustle, this is the spot for you....

SUSTAINABILITY ON CAMPUS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This week is Global Climate Change Week! Here’s some easy steps you can take to look after the beautiful world we live in.  1. Use a keep cup  It might seem basic, but using a keep cup is an easy way to introduce a more sustainable habit to your routine. Did you know that using a keep cup makes your carbon footprint 4 times less than when you use regular disposable cups?! Check out the UniShop’s...

RELAXING ON CAMPUS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Did you know that October is Mental Health Month? As we get towards the pointy end of semester, don’t forget to take time to check in with yourself and others, and have a break to re-energise if you need it. If you are at uni and need to take a time out, here’s our top 5 spots for relaxing on campus.  1. Wellness Space  For a zen atmosphere, the Pulse Wellness space is the place to...

MAKING THE MOST OF THE MID SEM BREAK

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congrats, we’ve made it to the Mid Sem break! While you might need this week to catch up on lectures or prep for the busy end of semester period ahead, don’t forget to take some time out to relax, reset, and enjoy yourself too! Here are five ideas for how to make the most of your week off.  1. Holey Moley  Fancy some mini golf? Holey Moley in Wollongong Central has a great offer for our...

5 APPS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you find yourself struggling to get organised or to study effectively? Sometimes we just need an extra push in the right direction, and luckily we have a few apps to help you out!  Here’s 5 apps to help you thrive at uni.  SimpleMind  If you’re a visual learner, SimpleMind is the app for you! This app is designed to help you mindmap and organise your thoughts. If you’re studying complicated concepts or new ideas, give this...

UNI ON A BUDGET

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When you’re living out of home for the first time, having to look after yourself can definitely weigh down on you. Sometimes it’s too easy to end up torn between a night out with friends and saving your money - especially when you need to pay for rent, your phone bill and your groceries too! But don’t worry, we’ve got you! Here’s 5 tips on how to do uni on a budget, without sacrificing...

International Eats at UOW

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We love that at UOW we have such a diverse student and staff community. With more and more international students coming back to campus, this week we are celebrating International Week. To help celebrate, let’s check out some of the food options we have hailing from countries across the globe.  Kathmandu Curry  Feeling like Indian? Head on down to Kathmandu in our Building 11 food court. Kathmandu has a delicious range of veggie and meat curries,...