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International students in Australia reveal 8 top tips for settling in

Moving to another country to study isn’t always easy for international students in Australia. Everything can seem strange at times, from the food to the way people talk, and it can be confusing to figure out how to get around. But, before you start thinking, ‘why would I put myself through that?’ remember that the rewards outweigh the challenges. Studying abroad is linked to all sorts of fantastic outcomes like personal growth, confidence and learning essential ‘soft skills’. It’s also an unforgettable experience that will shape your life and change how you see the world! And remember – you’re not … Continued

What is gaming technology? (and is it a degree in demand?)

You love gaming, or maybe you’re fascinated by the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). So, you’ve started looking at courses in gaming technology… but you’re not sure what’s involved. What exactly is it, and will you get a job in Australia or back home after you graduate? Student Hui Yuet Elizabeth Kam is currently studying a Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) at the Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) before going on to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Games Technology at Murdoch University.   She’s chosen to study gaming technology for reasons that are about more than just her love … Continued

8 international student safety tips (and not a crocodile warning in sight!)

Everyone has heard the stories of Australia being full of dangerous animals. You have to watch out for snakes, sharks, spiders, jellyfish, crocodiles and even those cute kangaroos can turn nasty if you get too close. So, MIT student safety tips should be full of advice on how to wrestle a shark and escape from hungry koalas, right? Sorry to say, but as an international student arriving in Australia, you’re not likely to be wrestling sharks or crocodiles any time soon. Australia is actually one of the safest countries you can possibly visit, ranked number 13 on the ‘World’s Safest … Continued

Pathways to university: there’s no one right way

Did you know there are many pathways that can lead to getting the university degree you want? You don’t need to have finished high school with perfect scores. You don’t need to speak amazing English. You don’t even have to be an Australian resident, to come and study at some of the fantastic Australian universities, such as Murdoch University. Although it’s important to investigate your exact options based on your personal circumstances, we’ve prepared a two-step guide to show you some of the example pathways that might work for you in terms of alternative entry and preparation for university.   … Continued

5 tips on how to stay healthy while studying

Lots of students make the mistake of thinking that study is more important than your health. Actually, all the research shows that health and brain function are interlinked. If you take care of your body, you’re definitely going to get better marks. It’s time to put away the junk food, step away from your desk and get smart about your brain and body health. What are the 5 key ingredients to a healthy student lifestyle   1. Choosing a healthy place to study We often don’t realise how much our environment affects our health. It’s not just a matter of … Continued