Student Life Management – Time

Time Management

Aidan Matthews  @aidanjrmatthews

Time management is the essence of Life Management. It allows for the utilisation of time for the maximum productivity and the successful completion of tasks and goals. Developing techniques for your time as a student means you can have a social life, stay healthy, eat food, work a job and study a whole degree all at the same time. People have better time management skills than believed, but quite often struggle with the self-discipline and succumb to temptations.

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Tackling exam mind blanks with six simple tips

Written by Christina Nelson

#FeelingPrepared

It is that time of semester again … the mid-semester slump.

But there is good news as we are now past the halfway point!

You may have already had your mid-semester tests, or you have them to look *forward* to after the break. Regardless, we want to tackle those end-of-semester exams with confidence – and may all the late nights be worth it.

For many, exams are a headache and the thought of them makes you feel sick in your stomach.

Perhaps you have experienced the feeling where your mind freezes during an exam? Or where you just cannot recall why DNA is described as a double helix?

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Welcome to Student Life Management

 

Week 1

Welcome to Student Life Management

Aidan Matthews 5. April 2018   @aidanjrmatthews

Life as a Student is incredible, challenging, enriching, stressful and so much more. Each year of your studies bringing an increase in pressure and challenge, the constant development of skills, methods and ideas allows for the continual development and achievement of goals. This series of articles produced in conjunction with the Scapegoat Science Newsletter aim to provide you with tools to develop skills in Student Life Management. With the ever-present threat of mid-semester exams, essays, reports, group presentations and quizzes, this series will offer quick snapshots to challenge your ideas, habits, and methods with the objective of developing your Student Life Management.

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Final Year Feels

 

Final year feels

by Christina Nelson

It is completely normal to feel a host of emotions whilst going through your final year. You might find yourself in a self-induced deadline crisis, whilst trying to maintain a semblance of normality so that your lab partner thinks ‘how on earth are they managing’ (even though a few minutes before class you were having a mini-meltdown in the bathroom). The thought of leaving university, and what comes next, starts to dawn on you.

I mean who wouldn’t miss those student discounts, longer summer breaks, skipping those early morning lectures to grab brunch with your mates (or just sleep-in), or having a good excuse for being unemployed?

And let’s be honest ….

This is what you feel like when someone asks you what you are doing next year:

So, enjoy your final year with your friends, and remember that final year is not forever. The study will end!

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Science Student Quicklinks

 

Here are some important links that you will need throughout the course of your journey as a Science Undergrad.

Monash Science Undergraduate Degree Resources:

Networking & News:

  • Monash Science LinkedIn can connect you with Alumni, Academics, other Staff and Students. You will need to create a LinkedIn profile to view all of these connections.
  • Monash Science Facebook page keeps you up to date with current Monash Science related News, Events, Study & Job opportunities.
  • Monash SSLL Vollie Facebook page hosts study groups for students across the year levels.

Job & Internship Opportunities:

  • List of Science career options based on the School of Sciences.
  • Career Gateway – Monash student portal that allows you to search for volunteering positions, part-time, casual & full-time jobs in any area (from being an umpire for children’s sports to being a maths tutor).
  • Professional bodies in your areas of interest also run events, so check out Career Connect for the possible events they host. Career Connect also will check your application; all you have to do is register on Career Gateway for one of their many workshops or 1-on-1 sessions.

Graduate Opportunities:

 

Current events and updates are made on our Careers tab, start your journey to success now!

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EMBL Australia 2018 Short Term Travel Grants

Apply now for travel in 2018.

Train at one of EMBL’s five European facilities, go to a conference or take a short course.

EMBL Australia is passionate about supporting young scientists through their training and into a research career.

We are sponsoring ten of the best PhD students in Australia to train at the prestigious European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Apply for a travel grant of up to $2,000 here.

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