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Tips for new students

Karen Poh

Mon Feb 06 2012


WHAT advice would you give to new students heading to Australia for the first time? We’re looking for story ideas as well as contributors.

Some tips we’ve heard you say so far through your tweets:

  • Talk to everyone
  • Try to make as many friends as you can during O-Week
  • Make an effort to say “hi” to people in your lectures/tutorials
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Wear deodorant and wait patiently in queues
  • Always validate your tram ticket/MyKi
  • Don’t slack (too much) on the first week of uni.
  • Pick up a local paper to stay current with Australian news
  • Work hard, buy a car and travel around the whole country – the Nullarbor, Northern Territory, Perth
  • If you’re invited to a party and asked to “bring a plate”, it means with food on it

And story ideas….

  • Student cheap eats guide. Story now in progress – help add to our list in the comments section below.
  • Where to find home food
  • Good places to buy food/groceries – Victoria Market, Woolworths, Asian groceries
  • “Coffee Crawl” – The best coffees in town
  • Backpacking in Australia
  • City landmarks – Places worth exploring – Crown, DFO, Camberwell Flea Market…
  • Transportation and the many types of Metcards that exist

Last updated Tuesday, February 20, 2012.