Resources for students
We have put together a summary of useful resources which we hope will allow you to investigate our workshops a little more. Hopefully these help you build your awareness of Higher Education and explore options and possibilities further.
The resources are grouped under each of our workshops.
This workshop gives you a sense of how university is similar or different to high school. Our university students share what a typical day is like for them at university and the workshop explores the similarities and differences you could expect. We introduce you to some new language and terminology.
Listen to Maddy talk about what uni life is like studying Arts/Law
This workshop goes into more depth on what it’s like to be a student at university. We introduce you to some more specific aspects of university to help build your understanding and awareness so you can make more informed decisions about your future.
Topics include things like ‘Transition’, ‘How Learning Takes Place’, ‘Support at University’, ‘Finance’, ‘Placements/Internships/Student Exchange’, and how to be ‘Active’ in your decision making. You hear our students talk about their career plans and decision making.
What is active decision making?
There are some great videos of student’s stories of overcoming barriers to study at university.
The LEAP Program has a great collection of videos ranging from personal stories of students to stories from those now working in their chosen profession
Other useful resources
Study Assist – government assistance for financing tertiary study
Transition to university – information for parents
First in Family – designed for current and intending university students who are the first in their immediate family to go to university, as well as for their families
Student Life – some good information on student life, support and services
Scholarships – you can start exploring the different types of scholarships available
Career Management – Career Pitch
This workshop takes you through the steps to making good career decisions by helping you actively explore your skills, strengths and career interests as you develop your career planning skills.
Your Career – Open Universities Australia searchable site of careers and courses
Good Careers Guide – this provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations, and their education and training pathways. It also gives useful information about how to work out what occupations suit students best, based on their interests and abilities. -
Job Outlook – This is an Australian Government site that has careers and labour market research information. Use the search options to find information covering around 350 individual occupations, to help you decide on your future career.
My Future – This provides a guide to career development, education beyond Year 12, videos by professionals and interactive career quizzes.
Good study skills are essential to all aspects of our school and work life. In these workshops you explore some of the key skills from effective goal setting to stress management:
Motivation and Aspiration
We are all motivated by many different things and these often influence how we make decisions. Learning about intrinsic motivation and using it for our circumstances is important.
- This video explains what intrinsic motivation is:
Identifying things you want to achieve and setting up measurable objectives and timeframes to do so is key to good goal setting. Learning is part of any goal setting process.
- This great website from the University of New England takes you through the stages of goal setting with some activities to do along the way.
This is one of the most important skills you will learn. It will help you in all aspects of study, work and play.
Being able to concentrate on your studies often requires you to have a plan in place and effective study space. Deakin University provides some good tips to support concentration
Being able to identify stress and learn effective ways to manage symptoms is important.