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A guide on changing preferences for Australian universities

If exam stress meant you didn’t have your head on straight while choosing your uni preferences, we’ve got good news: it’s ok to change your mind, and changing preferences at this stage could mean studying your perfect degree. Here’s how to do it.

the future of work

Your field guide to the future of work

The workforce as we know it is on the verge of a technical revolution. In future, career coaching will come from an app, you’ll get specialised guidance on transitioning between career paths, and everybody will be working gig-to-gig. Here’s your field guide to the future of work.

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Meet your mentor

Three people at the top of their game in STEM careers took a call from up-and-comers in their field to show us just how useful mentoring can be.

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Why aren't there more female surgeons?

“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia’s surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?

types of scientists

What kind of scientist are you?

The University of Newcastle Science degrees mean you can become whatever type of scientist you like. Get your career inspiration right here, with the 10 different types of scientists you could become.

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How to become an entrepreneur

We spoke to three different entrepreneurs to get the inside scoop on what it takes to succeed in the startup game. We’ll take you through how to become an entrepreneur, and the things you need to consider before you start working for yourself.

Why you need to fail

Participation ribbons and ‘A for effort’ medals are teaching today’s young people to fear failure… and that’s doing us way more harm than good.