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Confronted with the startling silence of newfound independence, you may be hyper-aware of every little bump in the night or creak in the floor....

7 simple tips to help reduce your utility bills

Looking to cut your costs? Use these handy tips to save money on your utility bills throughout the year. 1. Unplug appliances and electronics Appliances are...

International students: What you need to know before you rent

Renting in a new country has its challenges. Some 21.6% of Australians are currently enrolled to study at a tertiary or technical institution (ABS, 2016),...

Supporting students with anxiety about starting university

Roughly one in five students drop out of university in Australia in their first year. Students with prior emotional difficulties, who are doing their degrees part-time,...

The international student’s guide to missing home

For international students, moving to Australia can be exciting and dynamic, but it can also lead you to miss home. Here's how to cope...

Save money while you study: Your budgeting guide

When you start studying, it's worth weighing up the costs of living against your budget and looking for ways to save money. Here's our...

What financial income support can students get?

Photo: iStock/gpointstudio Are you studying, training or doing an Australian Apprenticeship? There are several ways for...

Tips for choosing student accommodation

Chosen your course and campus? The next step in the process is selecting the best student accommodation option. Some students will decide to remain at...

9 ways to survive moving into student accommodation

Moving into student accommodation can be a daunting prospect for many students – especially if you’ve never experienced shared living before. To help you...

Easy ways to find rentals near your university

If living close to campus is important to you, there are a number of ways to search for rental properties on Rent.com.au. Campus suburb search If...

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