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.
How to negotiate a higher salary
Not sure what to say when negotiating your salary? Follow these tips from career strategist Kelly Magowan next time you need to make your case with an employer.
8 little victories to celebrate as you study online
We might only be a few weeks into the new study term, but you’ve already achieved more than you think. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge how far you’ve come.
How to study effectively
In the age of TikTok, Netflix, and Tinder, it’s easier than ever to get distracted from studying, especially when you’re studying online. The good news? These easy learning tips will help you say yes when your attention span says no.
How to write a cover letter in Australia: Your guide to standing out
A cover letter is the megaphone your job application needs to stand out and intrigue hiring managers… but what if your hand is shaky on the on-switch? Find out how to write a great cover letter, even if you’re not confident with words.
What to do after uni
Graduation can be exciting and nerve-wracking in equal measure. If you feel like your achievement will be overshadowed by post-uni anxiety, then you’ve come to the right place.
Your guide to university as a mature-age student
Thinking about studying online as an older student? Here’s everything you need to know about applying for your dream course, getting in, and preparing for classes.
How does university work? The ultimate guide
New to uni and online study? Check out this handy resource, which answers questions most of us feel too silly to ask.
How to make friends at uni when you study online
Sure, you won’t see your classmates every week as an online student, but you can still build meaningful, lifelong friendships. Here’s where to find them.
The OUA open-door policy explained
Studying through Open Universities Australia is for everyone. We have an open-door policy for most undergraduate subjects, meaning there are no entry barriers to uni.
What’s the best music for studying?
Can the right music help you study? Let's put it to the test. Here are three Spotify playlists designed to get you into the zone.
How to repay your HECS debt
Paying back your HECS debt doesn’t need to feel like a minefield! Our guide will help you navigate paying back your HECS debt with ease.