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4 student resources to fast track your English study

Many of our overseas students are learning English while studying with us at MIT. Getting used to a new home and learning environment is challenging enough – we want to make sure you’re aware of the wide range of student resources available to help with your language study. The most important thing to remember: you don’t have to do it alone! At MIT, we understand that everyone’s level of English is different – that’s why we provide support. We want all our students to do well. If you’re having any issues with English, please let us know, because we’re here … Continued

Your Complimentary Guide to the Murdoch University Student Guild

For those of you who are new to Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT), you may not know that you become affiliate members of the Murdoch University Student Guild. If you’re new to MIT, you might also be wondering, ‘what is the Murdoch University Student Guild and what will I get out of it?’ For those of you who have just arrived this trimester (or if you just haven’t come across the Guild yet) here’s your complimentary Guild guide! Read on for the latest in events and info on all the perks you receive with your Guild membership. But first, what … Continued

10 Essential Aussie Slang Words (and what they can teach you about studying in Australia)

An Aussie approaches you at a picnic and says, ‘I reckon your esky’s looking a bit dodgy.’ Do you have any idea what they’re talking about? If you’re coming to study in Australia (or maybe just thinking about it), there are a few essential words you’re going to have to know beforehand if you want to understand what’s being said. Australians don’t always speak textbook English. We often take linguistic shortcuts and like keeping language informal. Australians are verbally creative, playful and relaxed, and we have a long history of linguistic influences. Many of our slang terms were brought over … Continued

What’s Cooking on Campus: The best food, drink and hang out spots at Murdoch University

Student life is more than study. One of the best parts of studying at Murdoch Institute of Technology is the fact that you are studying on campus at Murdoch University and therefore get to enjoy the real university experience. During lunch breaks, in between classes or at the end of the day, you want to be able to get something delicious to eat or go for a drink with your friends. Most importantly, you’re going to need a morning coffee -especially during exam time! Luckily, there are a lot of options for food, drink and coffee on campus. Here are … Continued

Murdoch University Village: Student life is about living (not just study!)

There are a lot of different housing options for MIT students in Perth. You can do a homestay with a family, find a share-house or get an apartment to yourself. Yet more so than ever before, a lot of our students are choosing the option of Murdoch University Village. When you look at what’s on offer, it’s not hard to see why. We at MIT are proud of the Murdoch University Village as it is a pioneer of modern, user-friendly student accommodation. Using the latest in design theory and sustainable building techniques, the Village offers much more than just student … Continued

A trip Into the future: MIT students visit Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

“Yesterday was the most amazing tour I’ve ever had in my life.” – Nuwan Weerasinghe (student) More data has been created within the last two years than in the entire history of the human race. Data is now the biggest commodity in the world. The future will be defined by this expanding resource – and the supercomputers (and professionals) will need to process all of it. This is great news for our MIT Diploma of Information and Communications Technology students. It won’t be long before we’ll be seeing the title of CDO, or ‘Chief Data Officer’, in every company. There … Continued