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A guide to buying your first home

Buying your first home can generate mixed emotions, but all in all it can be a great experience if you do your homework and seek advice from professionals. UC alumna and financial expert Gianna Thomson shares with us her tips to help your first home experience be a positive one.

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Expert Guides; Life Skills

Finishing your nursing degree? Hear from a UC Nursing graduate

Entering the big wide world after graduation can be a scary thought, especially for someone in the nursing industry. Recently we sat down with alumna Emma Williams, to talk about her time here at UC, how far she's come since graduating and advice for students.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

5 YouTube channels to keep you learning

When you think of YouTube you often associate it with time wasting videos, cringe-worthy pranksters, and cute animals. But within YouTube there is a corner that has a wealth of knowledge that could use more traffic. Do yourself a favour and check out these YouTube channels.

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Life Skills

5 minutes with... Tim McKay from OK RDY

The communications industry is diverse and continually evolving with a multitude of career pathways you can take after graduating. But don’t be alarmed, we sat with Tim McKay, CEO and Founder of OK RDY, to hear his experience since graduating and to find out more about the current and futures states of jobs.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips

Is a light rail on track for UC?

The announcement for Canberra's new Light Rail Network was met with both optimism and condemnation by the public. With the second stage planning underway, could the University of Canberra campus be a part of the next route?

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Campus

What it's like to be a music video director with Jimmy Ennett

As the Creative Director and ‘Paternal Father’ of Crux Media, UC alum Jimmy Ennett has had the chance to work with exciting clients such as SAFIA, the Vikings Group, Lifeline, The Royal Australian Mint and the University of Canberra.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

The UC Guide to Brexit: Two Years on

Two years have passed since the momentous Brexit referendum of 23 June 2016. It is timely then to take stock of what progress, if any, has been made towards the UK's withdrawal from the EU in the last two years.

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Expert Guides; Guest Post

Pregnancy doesn't make you fat...motherhood does!

Having babies doesn’t make you fat. Well, according to research conducted at the University of Canberra, it seems that pregnancy is not a trigger for significant weight gain in Australian women.

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Expert Guides; Life Skills

What it's like to be a Nutritionist

There’s no doubting that food and cooking has become a trend of modern society. With new fad diets hitting the headlines and reality cooking shows showcasing luxury ingredients – it's hard to know what foods are good for us.

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Expert Guides; Career Tips

Building a personal brand

While a combination of education, experience and skills can lead to career success, nowadays landing your dream job can feel like a competitive sport. So how can you make yourself stand out from the crowd?

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Life Skills; Career Tips