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Jesse Zondervan | 28 Jun 2016

Studying with world-class academics. Or how I went ice skating with my lecturer.

I’m quite surprised to find an ice rink in Australia. Apparently it’s open the whole year round too, something that doesn’t even happen in the Dutch summer. I’m driving there in the BMW of one of my professors.

Jesse Zondervan | 28 Jun 2016

Why you'll want to get a bike (not just because of the roos)

I’m surprised by the abundance of bike paths in Canberra. Both lanes along the road and segregated green cycle lanes supply a cycle infrastructure throughout Canberra.

Jesse Zondervan | 28 Jun 2016

My first impression of Canberra and ANU

Canberra might be silent at times, but student life is humming.

Brody Hannan | 16 Feb 2016

5 things I wish I knew in first year

At the commencement of my second year, I look back on the advice I received and learnt. Here are five things that I wish I knew at the beginning of my first year.

Mollie-Cule | 7 Oct 2015

How to student: labs

At high school you’d be lucky if you were allowed to boil water, but University labs are infinitely more interesting because you get to work with more high-tech equipment.

Mollie-Cule | 16 Sep 2015

How to student: Science week

The most exciting week of the year for science students is undoubtedly National Science Week.

Mollie-Cule | 11 Sep 2015

How to student: libraries

The ANU has several libraries, but my favourite would have to be the Hancock Library.

Mollie-Cule | 26 Aug 2015

How to student: food

While there’s plenty of information out there about eating healthily, I’m finding the challenge for me is more about eating timely.

Mollie-Cule | 25 Aug 2015

How to student: settling in

I’m a hermit by nature so making friends in my first week was tricky, but much easier than high school had been. It helps that the people here in uni don’t mind if you’re a little dorky. Don’t believe me? Here’s the conversation that lead to me gaining my first friend.