Surviving socially when you

Surviving socially when you're under eighteen

SETTLING IN AT UNI Roslyn 7/03/2015 

To the many sceptics who think that once high school is over that life becomes nothing but endless glasses of passion pop, we’re sorry to disappoint. For many students, their first year of university is spent as a seventeen year-old. You might be wondering how they manage to survive when surrounded by a drinking culture and legal adults. But it's not as onerous as one may think. Roslyn has tracked down some current seventeen year old university students to help shed some light on the situation.

Surviving (and enjoying!) your first week of uni

Surviving (and enjoying!) your first week of uni

SETTLING IN AT UNI Talisa 26/2/2014 

The first week of uni is always chaotic and overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go in prepared. Read this survival guide for advice on how to enrol, choose subjects, make friends, find the best food joints, and, what to expect on your first day of class.


What's your personal study style?

SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL Brendon 28/02/2014 

It's easy to think there is just one, ideal way to study and that if you could just figure that out, you'd be on the path to top marks in no time. But the truth is, study is a very personal thing. No student will learn information in exactly the same way as everyone else in their class. So how do you find the most effective study style for you?

3 Things to Consider Before Dropping a Subject in Year 12

3 Things to Consider Before Dropping a Subject in Year 12


With the second term of year 12 already underway, you are probably already receiving marks and ranks back from your first assessment tasks and gearing up for months ahead. With one term of study under your belt you are in a pretty good place to determine whether or not a particular subject is worth continuing with or not. If you are in this boat and considering dropping a subject then read what we have to say first.

Win 1 of 10 Double Passes to See The Film, The Past

Win 1 of 10 Double Passes to See The Film, The Past

Thanks to Madman Entertainment we have 10 double passes to the new movie, The Past to give away! The Past is an acclaimed new film from Asghar Farhadi, the director of the fantastic Academy Award winning film, A Separation. It stars Academy Award nominee Berenice Bejo (The Artist) and if you need any more incentive it has a huge rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes! Read on to find out how to enter.


Brendon's First Year Uni Blog

SETTLING IN AT UNI Brendon 30/1/14 

Meet Brendon Kim, our new first year uni blogger. Brendon graduated high school last year and this year is preparing to attend UNSW to complete a combined Commerce/Arts degree. Brendon has joined the WDWU team so that he can report on his experiences as a first year uni student, giving you an insight into what the transition between high school and uni is like. In this post, Brendon tells us about himself and gives advice to current year 12 students.

Graduate Success: Todd Rowling Talks of Becoming an Electrical Engineer

Graduate Success: Todd Rowling Talks of Becoming an Electrical Engineer

CAREERS Talisa 24/1/14 

We spoke to Todd Rowling a former participant of the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS), a program run by Engineering Aid Australia. After his time at IAESS, Todd scored an engineering cadetship at Ausgrid, where he worked as an undergraduate engineer while also studying electrical engineering at Sydney University. Todd is now enjoying a thriving career as an electrical engineer and took the time to chat with us about his path to success.

Expert Tips on How to Excel in Years 11 and 12

Expert Tips on How to Excel in Years 11 and 12


Approaching years 11 and 12 can be a daunting prospect but surprisingly, most people prefer senior study to their junior years. Aside from English, students have chosen every subject they want to study which makes for a very liberating experience. So while senior students may need to study more, at least it's a lot more fun and passion is the key to success! Here are some tips by recent year 12 graduate, Anita, that will guide you to success during your final years of high school.

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