Different this Time Around? (Hiruni)


Ahem, well, it’s not my actual birthday but semester 2 marks my 1 year anniversary of blogging with First_Year@Unimelb and Back for Seconds. In true jaffy fashion, my first post was a hopeful declaration of the changes I would implement after a semester of testing out the waters. You know, like a roadmap to H1s.

I guess the fact that my ‘New Semester’s Resolutions’ remain largely unchanged tells you all you need to know about that particular semester!

New Semester’s Resolutions, 2014

  1. Keep up with all the lectures I’ve missed
  2. Start any assignments on the day I get them
  3. Do some extracurricular activities

While I’ve offset catching up on lectures by actually attending class, I’m most proud of my involvement in uni life through volunteering and clubs. But along with these resolution successes, I do need to work on minimising procrastination and working on assignments fairly early on.

And with that, here are some amended New Semester’s Resolutions:

  1. Try and get a head start on work due whenever possible.
  2. Don’t be too worried about approaching tutors/lecturers with (seemingly) silly questions
  3. Just go for it!- leadership positions,

What’s on in weeks 2 & 3:

U-Week: to promote involvement in uni life and to make it more accessible to students who aren’t familiar with what the Student Union offers, UMSU is running U-Week during week 2. There’s freebies and a MYSTERY EVENT, alongside the opportunity to talk to student volunteers for some tips on how to get involved. You an even drop by for the chance to see yours truly volunteering during the week! Link: U-Week Facebook Event

Big Bazaar: another event from UMSU: on August the 5th and 6th North Court will be filled with stalls, with several clubs even holding their own stalls. There will be textbooks, clothing and more for sale, plus, if you’re wanting to sell your own items you can drop them in until the 4th. Link: UMSU Big Bazaar

Experience Matters: the Carers Centre’s running their popular series of event again this year with, as always, a focus on employment, volunteering and internships, rather than study. Along with some favourites from last year (The Great Debate in particular was a highlight), there will be a Resume Marathon, various seminars/workshops on honing your employability and related skills and even some Employer Presentations and Industry Nights. The events run from August 10-21. Link: Experience Matters 2015