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
Category: Our City
You’ve found your dream course, been accepted, and you’re about to make the move to Perth. How exciting! But when you don’t know the city, how do you know what to take with you?
Call us nerds, but at MIT we’re excited that National Science Week has begun! It marks an annual celebration of science and technology – every year thousands of Australians take part in more than 1000 science events across the nation. It’s an acknowledgement of the contribution of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge and, especially for young people and students, offers an insight into the study of the fascinating world that we live in. National Science Week at Murdoch University Murdoch University is proud to be involved in the week’s festivities, running from 11-19 August. The university is encouraging … Continued
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
It’s been a beautiful warm summer here in Perth, and for those of you just returning from your break, welcome back! To our new students – a big welcome from all the staff here at MIT. We know that it can be a little daunting starting a new course, particularly if you’re coming from overseas. It takes a little while to get accustomed to a new city, too. For those of you who need a few little tips on how to get settled quickly, here’s a little Mini-Guide we’ve prepared. Getting around Perth There’s a range of different public … Continued
We in Perth may know it already, but it’s always good to have our pride backed by a global analysis. This week, the findings of the latest Economist’s Global Liveability Report were released and Perth came in at a phenomenal #7. Australian cities generally fared well out of the 140 cities ranked internationally, dominating 3 out of the top 10 spots. As usual, Canada also fared well, with Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary coming in at numbers 3, 4 and 5 respectively. Looks like our northern cousins have something good going on up there, too! What are the criteria? The … Continued