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Potential Housemates – The Questions You Need To Ask

Flying the coop and setting up your own house for the first time can be one of the most exciting and fun events in your life. It can also be one of the most stressful, particularly if you move in with the wrong people.

To avoid hell under your own roof and ensure only awesome memories are made, here’s a list of questions for you to ask potential housemates before they move in. These are designed to give you a bit of an insight into the type of person they are,  and help you decide whether you want to take the plunge and share the same abode. (Before you ask your questions, make sure you know the type of housemate you want to live with and what answers you want from your ideal housemate. Otherwise, their answers will be meaningless to you!)

QUESTIONS:

  1. What is your schedule like? Are you a night-owl or an early riser?
  2. What things annoy you most?
  3. Do you have a girlfriend or boyfriend? If yes – how often would they be coming over? If no – do you tend to have ‘special night-time visitors’ regularly? (try not to sound like a judgemental psycho when you ask this – just keep it casual)
  4. How would you describe your lifestyle? What do you do for fun? (active/musical/quiet etc.)
  5. Do you smoke? (Also, if you’re a smoker, make sure you let them know you are)
  6. What are you looking for in an ideal roommate?
  7. What items would you be bringing with you if we moved in together?
  8. Do you have any specific rules/food tastes? (strict vegan/only eat yellow things etc.)
  9. Have you ever lived with a roommate before?  If yes, why aren’t you living together any longer?
  10. How do you tend to keep your current house/room? (try and suss out if they are clean freaks or more on the messy side. The more casual the approach, the more honest the answer)
  11. How would your friends describe you?
  12. Do you have a steady source of income? (basically, you want to make sure that they have a regular job/income source so that you’re never left in the lurch when the rent’s due or bills need to be paid)

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Life Hacks For Improved Productivity

In this day and age, it is easy to get distracted. Hell, there are sites dedicated to it (Distractify / BuzzFeed). As fun as distraction and procrastination can be, it really is not very helpful when it comes to getting your degree.

Here are 6 cool tools specifically designed to improve your productivity.

 

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1. Keep Me Out 

Do you find yourself jumping on Facebook for a ‘quick look’ when you’re studying, only to fall into a vortex swimming with status updates, funny videos and ex-lovers? If you find yourself spending more time on certain sites instead of the ones that are actually going to help you ace that exam or complete that assessment, then Keep Me Out is the perfect tool for you. Simply tell Keep Me Out the website you want to limit your access to,  personalise the settings and you’re set! A bookmark will be spat out; you just need to store it in your browser/bookmarks, rename it whatever you want (e.g. Facebook) and you’re good to go.

So, let’s take a look at the below example. Based on these settings, if I were to visit Facebook more than once every half an hour using the bookmarked tab, Keep Me Out would kick me off.

SIMILAR TOOLS:

StayFocusd: a Google Chrome extension that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you spend on websites. Personalise it as much as you want – you can block or allow entire websites, specific pages, specific in-page content (games, videos, etc.) and more.
 

 

 

 

 

2. Nike+ GPS Watch

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Monitor all aspects of your running regime and get the most out of your workout with the super slick and oh-so-smart Nike+ GPS Watch. From time and distance to  pace and calories burned, this watch is more informative than the answer sheet at pub trivia. Plus, after your run, you can jump onto NikePlus.com and find new running routes, set personal goals, access training programs, join challenges and connect with other runners around the world.

 

 

 


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. Focus Writer

Are you one of those people who finds themselves writing up a document, only to be distracted by the email notifier, the lingering Skype icon, the Google search page … Focus Writer clears away all the hoo-hah, leaving you with nothing but the clean page. You’ll be amazed at how much more productive you are without the taskbars, toolbars and other bits to distract your eye and mind. Plus, you can customise the look of the background. Here are just three theme examples:

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

4. LifeHacker

The place to go when you want all the answers in one place. LifeHacker declares itself to be “your expert guide on how to get things done and do everything better.”

5. Focus Booster

This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, a time management system that challenges you to focus on a single task for 25 minutes and then give yourself a 5-minute break. FocusBooster allows you to list out your daily tasks, and then it tracks your time as you work through them. When 25 minutes are up, an alarm sounds and you get a break. It’s an easy way to practice expanding your attention span without going overboard.

6. My Study Life

My Study Life allows you to easily program in your class timetable and then assign all related homework, assessments, exams or other important info to each class.  You can then keep track of all due dates and tasks in the one place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Help Me, I’m a Hungry Uni Student!

Let’s face it. Food can be a true divider of people. For some, it’s really just the fuel required to keep living, studying and partying. For others, eating (and preparing the meal) is an event to be enjoyed and savoured; the stuff messy and tasty memories are made of. When it comes to students, the number of food preferences vary even more. Some are vegetarians, others only eat meat. Some consider 2-minute noodles and a bowl of cereal a standard dinner, while others need homemade goodness and multiple courses to feel truly satisfied. Here, we’ve gathered together a few books (and some tasty recipes) for every type of student.

Save with Jamie – $29.99 at the Co-op

FOR THE BUDGET-CONSCIOUS

 

Save with Jamie – Jamie Oliver

There’s not many people around the developed world who don’t know who Jamie Oliver is. Here, he brings together a variety of money-saving recipes that help you ‘shop smart, cook clever, waste less.’ Because, let’s be honest, a little extra coin in your pocket is always a good thing (whether you’re a student or not!).

Jamie’s Hit and Run Tray-Baked Chicken is the perfect dish when you’re pressed for time or you and your friends decide to have a dinner party at the last minute. Simply tear, mix, marinate, bake and enjoy!

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 large ripe tomatoes
2 red onions
1 red capsicum
1 yellow capsicum
6 skinless, boneless free-range chicken thighs
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 bunch of fresh thyme
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Jamie Oliver's Hit and run baked chicken recipe

Hit n Run Tray-Baked Chicken         Image: Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver

WHAT YOU DO:

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Quarter the tomatoes and place them in a large baking dish or roasting tray (roughly 25cm x 30cm).

Peel the onions and cut into large wedges, then de-seed and roughly chop the peppers. Add all these to the tray along with the chicken thighs.

Squash the unpeeled garlic cloves with the back of your knife and add to the tray, then pick over the thyme leaves and sprinkle over the paprika. Add the oil, balsamic and a good pinch of salt and pepper.

Toss everything together really well to coat, then spread across the tray, making sure the chicken isn’t covered by the vegetables.

Roast for around 1 hour, or until the chicken is golden and cooked through, turning and basting it a couple of times during cooking with the juices from the tray.

Serve the tray bake with a lovely green salad on the side. You could also buddy it up with a little rice, polenta or a loaf of crusty bread to mop up the juices.

 

FOR THE ‘I CAN’T COOK’ BREED

I’d Eat That – $23.24 at the Co-op

I’d Eat That – Callum Hann

Attention all novice cooks (and lazy students), Callum Hann (MasterChef runner-up) brings together more than 90 deliciously easy recipes for you to create and enjoy at home in his book, I’d Eat That. There’s also heaps of tips on cooking fundamentals, ingredient selection and more.

Callum’s Zucchini and Haloumi Fritters are just one of the lip-smacking recipes featured. Try them out!

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Zucchini Haloumi Fritters; Image: I’d Eat That by Callum Hann

WHAT YOU NEED:
2 zucchinis
80 g grated haloumi cheese
3 spring onions, ends removed, thinly sliced on an angle
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
Free-range egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 tablespoons olive oil

WHAT YOU DO:

Coarsely grate the zucchini onto paper towel and squeeze out any excess moisture.
Add to a large bowl with all the other ingredients, except the olive oil, and mix together.
Once everything has come together, use your clean hands to form four fritters slightly smaller than the palm of your hand. Place these on a lined baking tray or large plate then refrigerate for 15–30 minutes to help them firm up slightly.
Preheat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat, add the olive oil and cook the fritters in batches. Fry until golden on both sides then serve immediately.


Further Reaeding For the Cooking-Challenged:

The Illustrated Student Cookbook – $9.30 at the Co-op


FOOD FOR THOUGHT (LITERALLY)

Student Brain Food – $16.70 at the Co-op

We all know how easy it is to fall in the trap of snacking on the junk food while studying for hours on end. A bag of chips here, a few energy drinks there, followed by a packet of lollies and a pizza. But next time you reach for another bag of Twisties, you might want to reconsider it – foods like these (Cookie Monster would call them a sometimes food) aren’t at the top of the brain food list. Eating well is super important when studying, as it boosts energy, increases brain power and helps you perform your best at university.

So, what types of food should you eat? Here’s just a few:

1. Oily fish

As they say, fish is fantastic brain food, and this is particularly true for oily fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines. This is due to the high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential for optimum brain function. Woo hoo! Go OILY FISH.

2. Legumes

Legumes, you legends! Chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans and more – legumes are packed with folic acid for improved memory recall function, as well as protein for powering the brain.

3. Dark Chocolate

Awesome news, peeps! Chocolate is good for you. Just make sure it’s the dark chocolate, ‘cos that’s where all the benefits are. Dark chokky has been proven to enhance memory, as well as increase alertness and clarity by boosting blood flow to the brain. The darker the chocolate, the better!

4. Apples

The peel of the apple contains something called ‘quercetin’, a powerful antioxidant that’s proven to enhance memory function. They’re also packed with fructose, a natural sugar that can wake you up naturally and help keep you going (and unlike coffee, there will be no sudden energy crash).

 Check out Lauren Lucien’s Student Brain Food for a range of deliciously healthy recipes that’ll feed your brain and help you achieve your best

 CLASS IS OVER, I’M HUNGRY, LET’S EAT!

Don’t let a lack of skill or money get in the way of a good feed. Charlotte Pike’s The Hungry Student series is here to rescue you, helping you eat well and stay satisfied, all on a seriously tight student budget. These books are filled with fantastic recipes for you to whip up during uni; from quick dinners to make in study breaks to wholesome lunches, morning-after breakfasts and meals to impress mates and dates – there really is a dish for all occasions. Feast on a hearty serve of Lamb Meatballs with Cous Cous, as featured in The Hungry Student Cookbook.  Why not whip up the Beetroot Tart from The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook, a delectable dish sure to delight herbivores and meat-eaters alike. Don’t worry, those with a sweet tooth aren’t forgetten, with The Hungry Student Easy Baking packed with baked good awesomeness. Did someone say Banana, Coconut and Cardamon Cake?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE MADE-FOR-STUDENT COOKBOOKS!

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The Hungry Student Cookbook – $15.80 at the Co-op

Student Grub – $15.80 at the Co-op

The Student Vegetarian Cookbook – $23.20 at the Co-op

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun Games for Uni Students

UNIGAMES 2014 is coming, and the C0-op is sponsoring the annual event! Get ready for one amazing week of sport, competition, partying prowess and fun in the sun (and moonlight!). While the event will see Australia’s best student athletes come together and battle it out for glory, not everyone has the desire (or ability!) to seriously compete at the games. But don’t worry! Cheering, jeering and partying is just as important. So, to honour the upcoming week of amazingness and to get all the not-so-active supporters pumped for competition, here are five fabulous games for uni students to enjoy! The only skill required: a willingness to have fun!

1. Cards Against Humanity

This outrageous party game generates laughs and dismay in equal measure. It is, quite simply, a game for despicable people with a warped and twisted sense of humour. (Yay, that’s me!)

The way it works is this: there’s a set of black cards and a set of white cards. Every round, one player reads out a question (or statement with blanked out words) from a black card. Then, everyone else provides their answer using their funniest white card. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well, wait until you see what’s on the cards and then you’ll understand why this game is so shocking! You can print your own Cards Against Humanity deck here.

Here’s are just two fine examples from the game (and these, my friends, are tame!) …

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Exhibit A

2. Twister

An oldie but a goodie, and definitely one that can made to suit your mood and party mode. There’s classic play for those keen to show off their flexibility; the Twister drinking game; or the Squares of Dares version in which every square (well, circle actually) has a different dare or task on it. The way it works is this: write an action on each circle on the mat. Then, if a player lands on that circle, they must do what it says. So, if a player lands on a yellow square, it might mean they have to sing the whole national anthem while spinning around in circles (or whatever is written on it!) The more creative, the better! Oh, and don’t forget Detergent Twister (basically chuck a heap of detergent on the mat and let the slippery fun begin!).

Twister – $35.96 at the Co-op

 

3. Guess That …

Blindfold? Check! Random array of objects? Check! People? Check! It sounds like you’re ready for a good ol’ fashion game of Guess That …

Let’s be honest – guessing games are always fun, no matter how old you are! And the best part is, you can make the game as naughty or as nice as you want. Simply blindfold guests and have them identify what they are holding, tasting or smelling (the mind boggles with the possibilities!). Alcohol tasting, perhaps? Unique (translation: weird) food tasting, maybe? You could even make them keep eating it until they guess! The possibilities are endless!

 

4. Beer Pong

 

The ultimate test of hand-eye coordination … and beer drinking. An American institution that seems almost a prerequisite during college years for the Yanks. In recent years, this game has really picked up momentum and gained popularity in Australia, allowing us to finally live out those scenes from classic college movies.

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Honey Badger Beer Pong – $11.95 at the Co-op

Traditional beer pong set up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Absolute Balderdash

Absolute Balderdash – $44.06 at the Co-op

Finally, a game that rewards people for being excellent liars! Not a liar? That’s ok. It rewards bullsh*t detectors as well! Outrageously funny, this is the ultimate game of bluff that has you trying to con your mates into believing your made-up meanings for words. You also have to pick the real meaning from the fakes. There are five categories in all: words, people, initials, films and laws. Can you pick which is the real meaning (all while trying to keep a straight face when yours is read out)?

 

 

 

 

 

UNIGAMES 2014 is being held in Sydney from Sunday, 28 September to Friday, 3 October. Look out for the Co-op crew throughout the week – we’ll be the ones screaming about awesome prizes, freebies and more!

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Talk Like TED

No, I do not mean the Seth MacFarlane movie. I mean the engaging, revolutionary presentations on Technology, Entertainment and Design – TED talks. I’ve started listening to the podcast recordings TED talks and NPR’s TED Radio Hour on my commute and I am totally addicted. I found it’s a good way to explore fascinating new topics, which has led to a boom in my non-fiction buying habits. While I still love the awesome range of fiction the Co-op has, I’ve started hanging out in the business and marketing section, chasing up topics on business innovation (The Everything Store by Brad Stone), marketing (Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pulizzi), and generational essays (Understanding Y by Charlie Caruso {a seriously good book, I highly recommend!!}).

And to cap it off, you can learn how to present your own ideas in the smooth and engaging manner of a TED talk. In-store and online, we have two awesome new books: Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo, and How To Deliver A TED Talk by Jeremy Donovan. Both these books help you map out and deliver an amazing presentation. Great for honing your public speaking skills and presenting confidently in uni and the workplace. Since TED is considered the empire of a successful presentation, these two books are well worth the flick through.

If you’re in your twenties and looking to dip your toe into the world of TED talks, then check out this one, a favourite of mine, TED Radio Hour: The Next Greatest Generation. It combines five amazing TED presentations from Gen Y with interesting perspectives on making the most of our awesome generation!

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OMG, COMOBILE IS HERE!

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Ummm, so we have some pretty exciting news. More exciting than winning beer pong during O-Week. More exciting than Kimye’s wedding. It’s even more exciting than finishing an assignment a week before it’s due (yeah, this is big)!

We at the Co-op are thrilled to announce the launch of Comobile, our very first and very awesome prepaid mobile plans!

*sound the trumpets*

Comobile prepaid plans have been designed to suit the needs and wants of students. This means you’ll score all the stuff you want from a phone and data plan and none of the drama you don’t! Forget lock-in contracts, crazy-high prices and bills that make you weep. Comobile’s prepaid plans let you live life one day at a time and maximise your moula the way you want. Ah-mazing!

Don’t be shy! Become mates with Comobile on Facebook and Twitter now and find out all the deets you need to know.

Oh, and don’t worry, just because these prepaid plans are as cheap as a tray of soggy chips doesn’t mean they’re stingy on inclusions. You get heaps of call value, plenty of data and a list of exclusive benefits, including 24/7 unlimited calls Comobile to Comobile. So, the more mates using Comobile the better.

Plus, Comobile’s powered by the trusted champs at iVNO. They provide a massive coverage footprint of 98% of the Australian population using part of Telstra’s 3G mobile network. So, say see-ya later to dodgy call quality, zero reception on campus or that dreaded “failed” message when trying to upload that awesome selfie. Because talking, texting and surfing the web should be easy – and with Comobile it is!

 The prepaid plans

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Just choose the one that best suits you!

 

 

 

BTW, just so you know, all profits from Comobile go back to students in the form of discounts in our stores, scholarships and sponsorships (just like the Co-op). It’s just our way to share the love – which makes our Comobile very different from any other phone company indeed.

SIM Packs are now available in-store or online. But now. If you do purchase your prepaid plan before 31 August, 2014 you’ll score yourself an extra 1GB of data!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We’re More Than Just Books, You Know …

Recently I had to attend an important event in the family calendar – the 1st birthday of a niece. My other half and I had known about the party for over three months, the pink invite staring at us each time we reached for a drink from the fridge. The party was on a Saturday morning at 11am, and we had to leave early to ensure we made it to the house on time (they lived a few hours west in semi-rural suburbia). This meant there was no time for me to do what I do best when it comes to gift buying – the quick Saturday morning shop-and-wrap session. It was 3.30pm on the day before the party when my internal emergency alarm went off. Woop! Woop! Woop! WE DON’T HAVE A PRESENT! I’d always intended on getting one. But, you know, life kinda got in the way. And there was no way we could turn up to this party without a gift – the tsk tsks would be louder than the Wiggles soundtrack and crying kids combined.

Thankfully, my office is within dashing distance of a Co-op store, and I was able to run in and pick up a few cute pressies, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Touch & Feel  and the oh so ah-mazing Chill Baby Goatee dummy (doesn’t matter if a baby girl is wearing a goatee, does it?). Crisis averted. Well, that one anyway. I won’t tell you what happened at the party – let’s just say it involved a tricycle, a cake and a whole lot of cleaning up. :/

So for all those people who, like me, leave everything to the last minute, I’ve done a little community service and put together a list of cool gifts you can grab on the go at the Co-op. There are 54 stores in total around uni campuses – just drop in between tutes or before beers at the bar.


For the Fashionista

Shoe Obsession         The World According to Karl       Australian Fashion Unstitched: The Last 60 Years

Valerie Steele & Colleen Hill                    Jean-Christophe Napias                      English & Pomazan

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For Sunlovers
Unity Eyewear Black With Gold Smoke Lens cover Unity Eyewear Blue Silver T-Bar Smoke Gold Revo Lens cover

 Protect their peepers in style with Unity Eyewear Sunglasses

1) Black Cats Eye
2) Black Smoke Lens Unity Eyewear Black Cats Eye Smoke Grad Lens cover
3) Blue Silver T-Bar Gold Lens
4) Black with Gold

 

For the total Thronehead

Is your mate a huge fan of Game of Thrones? From collectable figurines to poster books, the Co-op has heaps for the hardcore Thronehead. Check out the full range here .

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For the music guru

Give the gift of uninterrupted music-listening pleasure! The Co-op stocks the best Audiotechnica ear-gear around, designed Audio Techicato deliver crystal clear sound and thumping bass. There are heaps of styles to choose from, whether you need DJ quality headphones, in-ear buds, earware for running or something else together. Browse the massive range here!


Cool gifts for everyone

   1.  Tetris Light ,          2.   Mugtail - Cat , KINTO              3. Montego Bay Coconut Lime - Mini Candle , Glasshouse          

4. Red ADESSO Coffee Capsule Machine cover     5. Moustache Mug , Mr&Mrs Jones6. Twister Board Game cover  

1. Tetris Light 
2. Cat Tail Mug
3. Glasshouse Candle – Montego Bay Coconut Lime
4. Adesso Coffee Capsule Machine
5. Moustache Mug
6. Twister Board Game

7. Crossroads Backpack 32L - Hampton , Dakine 8. Eddy Finn Ukulele Mahogany Soprano 5S ,  9. Leonardo da Vinci Helicopter cover                                        

10. MOR Diamond Decadence Luxury Gift Set Marshmallow cover 11. Gentlemen's Hardware Shoe Shine Set cover12. Dracula Tote Bag , BabyLit

7. Dakine Crossroads 32L Backpack
8. Eddy Finn Soprano Ukulele in Mahogany 
9. Leonardo Da Vinci Helicopter Pathfinders
10. MOR Diamond Decadence Luxury Gift Set 
11. Gentlemen’s Hardware Shoe Shine Set
12. Dracula Tote Bag

For the fitness fanatic

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Does your brother love cycling? Is your best friend mad for her workouts? Whatever they’re into, you’re sure to find something of interest in our range. There’s a massive selection of sports  books, as well as heaps of titles covering health, fitness and diet . Not book fans? That’s cool, there’s plenty of fitness accessories, such as Jawbone wristbands, boxing gloves, Swiss balls, balance boards and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Little Book of BIG SAVINGS

It’s that time again. The hectic bustle that is the Back to Uni rush! To coincide with this (and make the whole textbook buying thing a little more exciting for you!), we’re offering up an exclusive offer for all new and current Co-op Members.

I’m not a  Co-op Member yet

For any peeps yet to join the Co-op (firstly, why not? You’re missing out on heaps of discounts!), become a Member now and you’ll receive the awesome Little Book of Big Savings along with your Co-op Membership card. This voucher book is chock-a-block with more than $300 in cash-saving discounts!

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The booklet has vouchers for:

  • Delivery Hero
  • Muffin Break
  • Burts Bees
  • Lenovo and HP computer deals
  • Moleskins
  • Go Travel
  • Dakine

Hey, I’m already a Member and I want to save too!

Never fear, if you’re already one of our superstar Members, you too can pick up a Little Book of Big Savings. Simply make a purchase in-store and one of our friendly staff will provide you with one at the counter.

 

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Win Back the Cost of Your Textbooks!

At the start of every semester the Co-op runs an epic competition, one in which students have the chance to show off their brute strength, mental aptitude and ability to eat 17 hotdogs in one minute …  oh, wait a minute – sorry, we’re not running that one anymore. But we are running an awesome competition for uni students, one that’s sure to get you excited!130800Money-on-Trees29

So, if it isn’t hotdog eating, what is it? Well, quite simply, we’re giving students the chance to win back the cost of their textbooks. That’s right – any dosh you spend on textbooks between 1 June and 31 Aug 2014 you could win back in the form of a Co-op voucher (up to the amount of $500)!

There will be five winners in total, which will be announced at the end of the Back to Uni period. But you must be a Member – so join now if you haven’t already, grab the textbooks you need for Semester 2 in-store or online and you’ll be in the draw to win!

If you’re already a Member and you wanna try your luck (why wouldn’t you?), head into one of our stores today or buy your textbooks online now and you will automatically go into the draw.

 

T&Cs: Purchase your textbooks from 1 June to 31 Aug 2014 and you will go into the draw to be 1 of 5 to win back the cost of them up to the value of $500 in the form of a Co-op gift voucher. Valid for Members only. Click here for full terms and conditions

 

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‘Study Overseas Foundation’ Announces Scholarships

The Study Overseas Foundation is a fully-registered Aussie charity dedicated to providing all students, no matter their background or circumstance, with life-changing opportunities to study abroad.

The scholarships are designed to support students who demonstrate great leadership potential and academic excellence as well as those who believe an overseas study experience will help Study-Abroad-scholarships-for-Graduates them to become a better leader in their field.

Earlier this week, the Foundation announced its first-ever round of scholarships. Woo hoo! Applications for these open this Friday, 20 June, so keep reading – you might just want to apply!

The scholarships will see five worthy students provided a $1000 grant across the following categories:

  • Business Leadership
  • Leadership in community or international development
  • Leadership in sciences

So, do you show outstanding academic merit or strong leadership qualities? Are you hungry for knowledge and passionate about achieving success in your field? If you answered yes and you’re an Australian student currently studying in Australia you may just be who the Foundation is looking for!

More information on the Assessment Criteria can be found here, and further details on the Application Process can be found here. Alternatively, visit the Study Overseas Foundation at www.studyoverseas.org.au for everything you want and need to know.

(FYI – applications close at 11.59pm on Friday, 15 August. So, get your skates on if you’re keen to apply for this fantastic opportunity!)