Monday, April 6, 2020

What actually is an ATAR? First of all it’s a rank, not a score

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is a number mainly used by universities to select which students, out of high school, will be offered a place in a particular course.
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We’ve got your uni open day game plan sorted

Uni open day is your chance to find out if a university is right for you. Check out our guide to make sure you get the info you need on the day!

Looking at baby animals helps you focus, and other scientifically proven study tips

Exam time can mean double the study on half of the sleep, which is why this year we’re looking to science to save us...
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Could a fixed versus growth mindset be holding you back?

Find out the difference between a “fixed” versus “growth” mindset and how you can implement a growth mindset at uni and work.
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5 top tips to succeed in your first year at uni

For many students and their parents, transitioning to university is an exciting but daunting experience. Here are five tips to help students make the most of their first year.
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How to research the right way

Here’s all the tricks and tips on how to research the right way, using reputable resources and breaking out of the Google bubble!
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Before Google, librarians had the answers to everything

Before Google, you had to ask a librarian to find the information you were looking for... no matter how weird it was. We look back at some of the strangest queries that the New York Public Library's librarians had to answer, and they're kind of hilarious.
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How not to get stuck doing the group assignment all by yourself

Group work. We've all been there - hustling away while your classmates refuse to contribute. Here's how to avoid getting stuck doing all the work.
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Never heard of STEM? Here’s your STEM career starter pack

So, you're thinking of jumping on the STEM careers bandwagon? You've come to the right place. Get ideas on what to study and possible future careers with our STEM careers list.
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VIDEO: 10 things only engineering students understand

If you're an engineering student at uni, you'll understand the struggle; from being the only girl in the grade, to chugging energy drink like it's water.

Embracing Maori culture in computer science

Computer science and Māori culture? You can have both when you study in New Zealand at the University of Waikato!
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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.

Studying a uni course online? Here are 4 tips to get yourself tech ready

If you’ve found yourself having to study your university course online, here are some ways to ensure you’re ready for your virtual experience.

Discount to retrain in fast-growing tech industries

Retrain in fast-growing tech industries
Get skills to move into new high growth jobs and study discounts for unemployed workers to retrain in fast-growing tech industries.

The world’s biggest science competition goes digital

FameLab’s new digital-only format, allows you to hang out with the brightest minds in science from your living room.