Category Archives: Student Success

Opportunities and advice for making the most of your time at UC, as well as stories featuring students who are excelling in their field.

Update – Library Hours over exam time

Studying in the Central Library over exam time?

Be aware of the extended opening hours. During the exam study period, from 19 October – 11 November the Central Library will be open from 8am – 11pm every day.

The library is also running competitions (starting Monday 15th October) with study survival packs to get your through, so make sure you check their Facebook page for more information> 

Need to study on Labour Day (October 22nd)?

Most UC libraries will be open, but some have different hours. Find out more> 

Gradfest 2018 is back

What is GradFest?

Spring Gradfest is designed to help postgraduate students navigate their thesis journey.  It is a week of free seminars, workshops, and social events especially for postgrad students on such topics as

  • The research ethics approval process
  • How to give a research presentation
  • Managing stress
  • Preparing for the Oral exam
  • The publication process and more.

When’s Gradfest?

Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018.

View the programme and register here> 

Double Degrees: You Get The Best of Both Worlds

Above: which pathway to follow. Many students on Open Day have important options to explore – what about a double degree?

When student blogger Ben arrived at university he tugged back and forth with family, friends, and myself about whether to study a commerce degree or an arts degree. I then thought to myself “Why not both?” 

Here he shares how that has turned out – just as enrolments for 2019 open.

With a double degree you can pursue more interests. Not only does has my diverse range of studies made me well-rounded, but I’m left knowing I have another career path to fall back if things don’t work out.

A double degree also means double the expertise. Having that larger knowledge base can make you more employable, and you’ll find yourself ahead of the pack sooner as it’ll be quicker than doing two degrees separately.

Double degrees mightn’t be for everyone though. It is undeniable that double degrees take more time, have a heavier workload, and will cost you more than studying towards a single degree. Ultimately, choosing to complete a double degree is up to you.

I am enjoying a variety of courses and experiencing everything I had in mind and with no fear of missing out. I will leave UC with an awesome degree that wholeheartedly reflects me. 

 Explore your options

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If you’re facing the difficult dilemma of which degree path to take (and how many degrees to study at that), consider chatting to UC’s helpful student advisors.

If you want to get creative about career pathways and explore your options check out the subject PDFs here> and consider having a chat with the team at UC Careers.