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Sometimes life isn’t smooth sailing. You may encounter a Debilitating Nasal Fungus, a Disastrously Nasty Friendship/Family, Dire Never-ending Finances, or other Disadvantaged Non-foreseeable Factors that force you to reduce or withdraw from your semester study.

Then there's the ‘Discontinue Not Fail’ (DNF) deadline – but what is it, and what do you have to do about it?

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Popular Masterchef contestant Kylie Millar has just completed her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, and took time out from her busy schedule to do a quick Q&A with us:

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Week Four: the time when you start to think perhaps this whole Uni thing isn’t for you. You have a weird tutor that trails off at the end of her sentences, you can never keep up in lectures and you don’t really understand this whole ‘eLearning’ thing people keep talking about.

It seems at this point – whether you’re completely behind on readings, struggling to understand the basic concepts of your subjects, or haven’t made a single friend – that a lot of students just jump ship entirely.

But that's not the only solution. The HECS Census date is this Sunday, 31 March – your last chance to withdraw from subjects you no longer wish to take without attracting fees or fail marks on your academic record.

Here’s some ways to make this deadline work for you…

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Rewind four years…
‘Pens down.’
Breathe. ‘You’ve done your best, let it go…’ (rational voice floundering in a sea of panic).
‘Oh my gosh, what was I on about? What was that EXAM on about?!’ (whimper)
‘I totally crashed - this is the end of everything!’

I know the sensation. You’ve just been hit by a trial exam curve ball and feel as if the light might slowly slip from the day. Oh the drama…All that hard work misdirected. The gnawing, regretful pain.

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Prefer to defer?

12 Dec

It was with a deep sense of sadness that I attended my last staff meeting at St Lukes Hospital the other day. I have worked there for many years as a personal care assistant and have met and bonded with some quirky, lovely, funny, demented and outrageous elderly clients. In fact, I have worked there for exactly 4 years as I started working there the week after I returned from my gap year. Oh my, it seems like yesterday!

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It’s over. Or if it’s not, it’ll be over soon. For me, it’s over. That’s right comrades, we’ve climbed the hurdle. You’ve made it through the HSC, and I’ve made it through my first year of uni. It’s been one helluva ride. When I look back on what I wrote when I finished first semester, The Prodigal Returns, I don’t think there is much more advice I can give you. But maybe I can give you a few pointers or thoughts you can mull over or consider when you start uni.

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall….should I start uni now, after all? (Sorry, I get my poetic tips from Bec Cartwright, guys.) Deferring your degree might be on your mind – if so, read on…

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