Full-time Caffeine Addict

Graduating university with a HD isn’t guaranteed, but graduating as a caffeine addict is highly likely.

The early mornings are when you can observe the students who rely on coffee to get through the day, and understandably so. Walk past Panizzi Café at 10:30am, and you will see a bustle of students ordering large coffees with extra shots to wake themselves up from their two-hour lecture that began at 8:30am.

Grabbing a coffee at university means having the chance to socialise with friends and serves as a form of justified procrastination…whether this is a good or bad thing is still yet to be decided.

The War Zone

(Innocent student gets attacked by savage ducks)

(Innocent student gets attacked by savage ducks)

Exams, parking, readings. The most common stresses of uni, right? Wrong. Try sitting in the serene area beside the duck pond and not getting swarmed by territorial and savage ducks.

As I, the gentleman in this photograph, and possibly 90% of the student body can tell you, this is the most difficult task. Forget getting a HD in your law exam…avoid getting swarmed by these ducks, and you’re the real winner.

Shame and humiliation are felt as this human of strength and virility is exited by what outsiders would see as innocent, playful and friendly ducks.

You think avoiding this unfortunate predicament is simple? Think again.

Opportunities for Advocacy

(Presentation for the Feminist Society on the 16th of April 2014)

(Presentation for the Feminist Society on the 16th of April 2014)

University offers a lot more than just academic opportunities. Clubs and societies provide students the opportunity to partake in activities with other individuals who share the same interests as them.

UOW’s Feminist Society (FEMSOC) is one example of a society offered on campus, providing a social group for individuals to discuss and reflect upon a mutual passion for feminism and related issues.

Each week, FEMSOC hold presentations by guest speakers on diverse issues relating to feminism, such as emerging trans-queer identities in Indigenous communities.

Such clubs and societies provide students with the opportunity to broadcast their own views and opinions on topics close to their heart.