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Resources to help you getting through Year 12 and beyond

From exam study tips to UAC preferences and offers advice, you’ll find everything you need to know about the HSC here.


Year 12 study tips

4 tips to help manage your mental health

If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed, you may find it helpful to learn how to manage your mental health. Here are four tips from our mental health expert Professor Niels Buus. 

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5 tips to study effectively for your exams

Here are our tried and tested tips to be well prepared for exams

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University of Sydney alumnus and mental health advocate Dr Benjamin Veness shares his tips on how to avoid stress and practice mindfulness.

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We asked our students and an expert for their tips on beating the procrastination blues.

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With exams looming and study sessions stepping up we asked our resident mnemonic expert Professor David Alais to investigate how your study playlist can improve motivation levels, boost learning and increase memory encoding.

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Choosing a course

How to choose between a liberal or professional degree?

Whether you’ve had your career path mapped out since childhood, or you’re convinced that your dream job doesn’t exist yet, we’re giving you the tools you need to future-proof your learning.

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We’ve reimagined the way we teach, expanding the parameters of ‘the classroom’. From 2018, you can feed your curiosity with over 100 new courses in our new Open Learning Environment (OLE).

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Double degree versus double major or combined degree - what do they actually mean and why choose them over a single major? Here's our advice to help you decide for yourself. 

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Thinking of studying with us in 2018? Here are the top five things you need to know about the Sydney Undergraduate Experience when choosing the right undergraduate degree for you.

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Info Day is the last chance to explore your study options before UAC preferences close

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From your ATAR, study options and career choices, to campus life, exchange opportunities, and where your friends go, there are many things you’ll take into account when deciding on which university to choose. These days there are also university rankings.

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Official figures suggest today’s graduates may change jobs more than 17 times. Welcome to the brave new world of employment where agility rules and careers are about constant change and reskilling.

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Our undergraduate curriculum provides the flexibility and choice that will set you up for a career you haven’t even thought of, yet.

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UAC preferences and ATAR

Why all of your UAC preferences matter

Choosing your university degree is a big decision. Secure your dream course by making the most of your UAC preferences.

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Why your HSC results don't define you

No, I'm not here to remind you that 'your ATAR is just a number', writes Simone Armstrong for the Huffington Post Australia.

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How is the ATAR calculated?

This video helps to demystify how the ATAR is calculated and how it is used by universities. 


University life

How to uni

What are the differences between high school and university?

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Think you know everything you need to about starting uni? Skim our insider student tips to make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running during your first weeks on campus. 

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Sparking a conversation with a stranger can feel awkward, especially when you’re new to university. Here are five of our tried-and-true tips for feeling confident, getting involved and increasing your chances to make friends.

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The University of Sydney is a vibrant campus – we asked students on campus to share their tips for the best things to do in your first year of university. This is what they said.

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Your first year on campus can be intimidating. New people. New classes. New locations. We asked current University of Sydney students to share the things they have learned during their time on campus.

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Amidst the fun and social activities of the USU's OWeek festival, there are plenty of other important events and sessions. Make sure you take the time to do these 5 things – you'll thank yourself later. 

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Career advice

6 jobs you’ve probably never heard of

Ever heard of a spatial micro performance designer? What about a creative technologist, or an urban agriculturalist? Synthetic systems biologist, anyone? No? Well, you have now.

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The term ‘start-up’ gets thrown around so often, but does anyone really know what it means? All businesses start somewhere – so what actually makes a ‘start-up’ special and how is it different to a traditional business?

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You don’t need a lot of industry connections or experience to use LinkedIn. These tips will help you to build your professional profile while you’re still a university student. 

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These days, more than ever, having a university education isn’t the only thing that’ll land you your dream job. We spoke to employers to get their top tips on the employability skills you should have.

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