Tips From Old Hands

Each year I ask current students what are the key tips they would give to new students. Here they are:

  • do your elective in semester one
  • have a clear idea of what you want to do and why
  • stay healthy, look after yourself
  • be prepared to go part time to cope with the work load
  • make sure you like what you choose to work on
  • have specific aims for what you want to achieve out of honours
  • be pragmatic about what you do
  • use it as opportunity to consolidate skills and interests
  • don't make the project too large
  • a project should not only be practical, it needs to be in response to or have a problem to be examined
  • take it as an opportunity to do what you want to do for the year
  • use it as an opportunity to build professional networks