Life After high school

You’ve graduated, school is over, schoolies is over, and you’re waiting for you ATAR results impatiently. You feel like your whole life might depend on this score, and for some that might be right. But I’m here to tell you, if you don’t get the score you were after, your life isn’t going to shatter into a million pieces. And if you get the score you want, congratulations! You’ve earned it! As a uni student, here are some things I wish someone told me after graduating, instead finding out myself and looking like an idiot doing it.

Nobody cares about your ATAR score after high school
I know, the number you worked all year to get is useless after getting into uni. I remember comparing mine with my friends as the came out in excitement. But at uni you forget all about them. Seriously nobody cares. I know, I was kinda shocked too.

Lots of people still don’t have a ‘plan’
Some people go to uni because they don’t know what else to do, or they like to learn. As an arts student, I found that a lot of people were studying Arts because they didn’t know what they wanted to do. I thought, Why are you spending money on courses when you don’t know what you wanna do?!? Why?! Save yourself! Moral of the story: it’s okay if you don’t have a plan either. No rush!

Experiences are priceless
Fresh out of high school, people expect you to A) go do some higher education, B) get a job or C) have a gap year. Sometimes I wish I had a gap year, and just did things that were out of my comfort zone. Gone on a solo trip, a music festival, drove around Australia, just life experiences.

You’re going to lose friends and make new ones
I assure you that after high school you’re going to loose touch with some friends, but you will make new ones. It’s only natural that some people figure out you don’t have anything in common other than the fact you went to the same school, and drift apart. The friends you make after at Tafe or Uni will have common goals and similarities and you can complain about assignments and other people together. These friendships will be different, but ultimately just as important!

No matter what you do after high school, make sure you please no one but yourself, and take your time because life is a marathon (corny I know, but it’s true).

What do you think? What advice would you share? I’d love to know, thanks for reading!

Laura x

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Uni Student Shopping Discounts

Being a uni student has its pros and cons. The cons seem to far outweigh the pros- buying expensive books, spending every waking moment studying, no sleep and not to mention a lack of social life. BUT there is a silver lining to being a uni student I swear!

Being a uni student you can access a plethora of discounts online and in person. From food, fashion, technology and transport you can find a discount for nearly everything.

During first year I came across the holy grail of discounts. Unidays is a website that gives you access to a hoard of discounts, a majority of them belong to fashion brands and websites, but there’s also tech and menswear too.

Here’s just a few of my favourites that you can use as many times as you want:

Women’s

Technology

  • up to 40% HP
  • 10% Apple (on certain products)

Men’s

Accessories

Sporting

There’s always more discounts being introduced. All you need to join up is to have a Uni ID and hey presto! You’re on your way to saving big bucks.

Let me know in comments below if you have any tips or tricks for a great discount!