Study & life hacks
Whether you're facing exams, struggling with memorisation or simply feeling worn out – boy, have we got some tips for you! Become your best self, in both study and general life.
Student loans: Are they tax deductible?
Filing your taxes for the 2020 financial year? Students often ask if their loan repayments are tax deductible. Read this guide detailing how you can claim expenses back on your tax return this year. 4 minute read.
On September 10 there’s more to say than R U OK?
Last year, if you noticed one of your team members seemed out of sorts, you could quietly ask the question on a coffee break or a lunchtime walk. But this year, with a lot of us working from home, the signs someone is struggling are harder to spot. 3 minute read.
How do we help our pets adjust when we eventually go back to work?
Research shows that pets are key to helping many of us get through stressful situations such as COVID-19. So, how do we ensure they’re looked after when we finally return to work?
How upskilling could help you combat isolation
Depression and anxiety are just some of the possible effects of isolation. So, how you can recognise the warning signs, and combat them by keeping your mind active? 7 minute read.
Finished everything on Netflix? Short courses are the new isolation binge
Bingeing on Netflix during lockdown? Here’s how to use the time to upskill, re-skill, or pivot your profession with a short course instead. 5 minute read.
It's tax time. As a student, do you know what you're entitled to?
We chatted to Ashley Debenham – tax expert at etax.com.au – about the common mistakes they see students make, and how to avoid them. We also look at how COVID-19 might impact your tax. 8 minute read.
The OUA open door policy explained
Studying through Open Universities Australia is for everyone. We have an open-door policy for most of the undergraduate subjects we offer. That means there are no entry barriers in front of these subjects – no scores or prior experience requirements. 6 minute read.
Get set for study success
Feeling anxious about online study? It's only natural! We've got some tips to help you get in the zone.
Year 12s: Will COVID-19 affect your chances of getting into uni?
The coronavirus has disrupted pretty much everything we do, and school hasn’t been spared. Almost all Australian students have had time away from classroom learning over the first half of 2020. So, will it affect your chances of getting into uni?
Taking notes: the pen-to-paper advantage
It might seem strange, even primitive, but here's why taking notes on paper may become your weapon of choice when it comes to learning.
Pandemic pets: The best stories of animals during isolation
From a bulldog that got gloomy to a kitty who became a TV presenter, here are the best anecdotes from people around the world trying to work and study with pets for colleagues.