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.
10 reasons to finish your degree
If you’re struggling with a lack of motivation, here are a few reminders about why you started your degree, and why you should definitely finish.
Online study: the flexible study option
Online study offers a flexible option for working professionals, new parents or those looking to jump into education part-time. We discuss the experience and benefits of studying online.
You can still study online if you don't have the marks
Online study is a great option if your ATAR marks don’t quite meet the entry requirements of your preferred course. Find out more about what’s involved in this blog from Open Universities Australia.
How-to guide: applying for the Centrelink Student Start-up Loan
Applying for the Centrelink Student Start-up Loan? Check out this comprehensive how-to guide on applying and managing your payments, and find out the answers to other frequently asked questions by students like you.
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.