University is arguably the best time for you to learn about the world around you through newspapers and periodicals, but it's also probably the worst time when it comes to being able to afford all those publications. If you're currently enrolled in university as either an undergrad or graduate student, Scribd has a deal right now that makes getting access to its library, including a New York Times subscription, a little more affordable.
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A recent report by Universities Australia suggests that there is a "strong link" between universities and the startup economy; more than four in five Australian startup founders are university graduates. We drill down into the report to find out just how universities help cultivate startup founders.
Depending on where you go to university, there's a good chance you shell out good money every semester for student health services. Those services and on-campus clinics include more than just quick visits with a nurse or doctor. You usually get loads of other benefits you'll want to take advantage of.
The issue of how universities are funded across their different courses has been an ongoing but unresolved debate over the past decade. It has again come to the fore as the Commonwealth government considers responses to its consultation paper for ideas about how best to reform higher education in Australia. Here are the details.
Dear Lifehacker, I am a postgraduate student working on a research project. And that means insane amounts of journal articles. My brain is incapable of processing any of the information unless I print them out to touch and highlight them. I have over one thousand research papers I need to read. What is the cheapest possible way to print these, ideally at around five cents per page?
Dear Lifehacker, I'm just starting my second year of university and my home laptop is too bulky to take with me. I'm on the hunt for a secondary laptop but since I'm a full-time student, I'm on a bit of a budget. I don't have too many requirements -- just that it is smaller, has long battery life, fits at least 2 USB ports and runs relatively smoothly. I'm really struggling to make a decision here. Any suggestions?
Due to technological advancements and societal trends, which types of careers are at most risk of becoming obsolete in the near future? Equally, what are the growth industries that students should be considering to ensure they will be in high demand after graduation and throughout their career?
There was a time when a university degree was vital for landing a good job. Certainly, that was what my parents drummed into my head when I was in school. But having a degree won't guarantee you a job and there are many examples of high school and university dropouts flourishing in the IT industry. So do you really need a university degree when you're looking to join the IT workforce?
With lectures, you only get out of them what you're willing to put in. You might be bored by the slides, but that information is still important. If you spend that time thinking from the teacher's perspective, you might get a better grasp of the material.