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The online student’s guide to the library

So, you’ve made the decision to study your degree online, but you’re a bit confused about how to access library resources as a distance learner. After all, how can you borrow a book when you can’t visit the library?

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    Setting smart goals for uni

    One of the most important things you can do in the early stages of your university journey is to define your long and short term goals. These will keep you focused and motivated. Long-term goals define who you want to be and what you want to achieve. They’re the big picture view of why you’re at university.  The next step is to create short term goals to help you achieve your long-term ones. 

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    Preparing for your studies: creating your study space

    Finding the best place to study is one of the most important things you'll do when starting or returning to uni. Read these top tips for creating the ideal study space. 

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    How much time do I need to study?

    Are you wondering whether you have the time to balance study with other important commitments in your life such as work, family and friends?

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    Growing gratitude

    Gratitude – the appreciation of the good things that happen in life - is an essential part of building resilience. When you’re going through a tough time it can be hard to remember to be grateful for the good stuff, but there’s a stack of benefits that can be gained from working gratitude into your everyday life.

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    How to reduce stress in the hours leading up to an exam

    Exams can be a very stressful time, even if you’ve spent the whole semester planning and revising. We’ve put together a few tips to help control your stress levels in the hours leading up to an exam.

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    5 top tips on being an eco-friendly student

    We know: you’re studying, maybe working, maybe have a family, you socialise and have many, many commitments. Being green probably isn’t high on your priority list. But, it should be!

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    5 life skills to help you focus on success

    Starting to lose sight of your goals? As time goes on, motivation can wane. In order to develop the momentum and stamina required to achieve success, there are several life skills you’ll need to focus on.

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    10 time management strategies for mature age uni students

    Time management is increasingly challenging for mature age uni students who juggle different priorities in life such as academic studies, work, and family. Here are some top tips to succeed. 

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    Plastic-free living: tips from the CDU team

    We all know that plastic is bad news for the environment. The chemicals involved in production of plastics can find their way into waterways and plastic litter is making its way into landfill and the wilderness at alarming rates. We put the call out to the CDU team to see what they are doing to reduce their plastic use.

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