17 awesome hacks to make student life easier
By MAS Team | 8 January 2020
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Student life can be hard.
Juggling study, work, and socializing isn’t easy so we’re here to lend a helping hand with these awesome hacks to make student life easier.
Want to sound knowledgeable in a presentation? Set up some of your classmates to ask you questions, then pre-plan some super smart answers to knock your tutor’s socks off.
Tutors can be pretty strict with mistakes. So if you can’t afford any hiccups on a particular assignment, proof read thoroughly, then for extra security, copy and paste your final draft in to Google translate and listen carefully.
When you’re busy juggling work, study and everything else life throws your way, it can be easy to forget about looking after yourself. But it’s the most important thing you can do. Taking downtime will make your work and study time so much more productive, so literally write it in to your schedule.
It can be taking a walk, going to the gym, or catching up with friends – it really doesn’t matter, as long as you do it!
|Cupboard a bit bare?||Four ingredient recipes from Taste|
|No clue what to cook?||Try student recipes from Eat Well|
|Clean out of bowls?||Why not microwave scambled eggs in a mug?|
|Done with dishes?||Tortillas and pitas make great edible plates.|
|Need a discount?||Just ask. Stacks of places have discounts for students.|
If you’re one of those people who always knows how to throw together the perfect meal, let us know your tricks. If you’re not, we’ve put together some quick kitchen hacks and menu tips to help out.
If you’re like most students, you’ll need a part-time job to help make ends meet. So why not work somewhere like a restaurant, cafe or bakery, who often give employees free (or discounted) meals if they’re working over breakfast, lunch or dinner. Two birds. One stone. Winning.
It might seem counterintuitive, but unsubscribe from catalogues, emails and online deal sites. Their sales and offers make it very tempting to buy something you don’t really need. It’s a classic sales tactic – and not one you can afford to fall for.
It’s no secret that plastic pollution remains a big problem. But there are ways to help. By switching up just a few habits, like ditching single use coffee cups, you can do your bit for the planet – and save a few dollars while you’re at it.
Being a student means wearing a bunch of different hats. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in a rut, try mixing up your work space. Cafés are a great choice. Most have free Wifi – and of course, coffee.
Self-care is all about finding things that help – and sticking to them. It could be as simple as eating a decent breakfast every day, hitting the hay an hour earlier, venting to a friend or getting creative. Watch the clip for more ideas.
From spending time together, to a smile in the corridor, when it comes to building and maintaining good relationships – we need to show genuine interest. Part of that is taking the time to see each away from the field, office or classroom.
Our takeaway tip: Ask someone to help you with something they’re good at. It’s an opportunity to build trust.
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There are heaps of great scholarships out there designed to make life a little easier for students. Most universities have a scholarship page where you can search for scholarship opportunities – so if you’re stuck, that’s a great place to start.
If you’re a medical student who needs help with their elective placement costs why not apply for the MAS Medical Elective Scholarship?
Or, if you’re a dental student who needs help with their elective placement costs why not apply for the MAS Dental Elective Scholarship?
13 January 2020
This time of year is all about celebration, but how important is it to weave celebration into our personal and professional life all year round? The Student Association presidents tell OnMAS about the important of celebrating your big and little wins.
14 January 2020
MAS Elective Scholarship winner, Jennifer Redshaw, won $1,500 to help towards her elective placement costs with her essay where she was asked to write about the person or people who had been influential in her decision to pursue a medical career.
27 January 2020
My journey to deciding to pursue a medical career has been a unique one. Many seemingly small influential contributors led to the ultimate decision to apply – but my main family contributors have been my cousin Michael, and my paternal grandparents.