How to spot a full time uni student in Australia 

You see them walking across the road in packs, or even solo. They look like a strange mix between an adult and teenager, wearing things ranging from designer gym clothes to Kmart sale items. Their hair is either fabulous or a mess (I never understood quite how to make time to do the former, given that I start at 8am most days). 

  
They carry around this huge overpacked baggage, as if they were boarding a flight to some exotic foreign continent (hah *sheds a single tear*), within – a hoard of treasured items can be found. 

Including :

  •  A coffee mug. The best (and most expensive) friend of the University student, guarded fiercely. 
  • multiple assignments with coffee stains – usually printed double sided to conserve funds
  • books with half written lecture notes – usually a friend has “borrowed” a few pages.
  • Gum for emergencies (I.e spontaneous hookups) 

And of course,

  • the 10kg $200 textbook that she/he STILL hasn’t used.

Upon observing (and unfortunately interacting with) these hormonally driven beings for the better part of 3 years now. I’ve noticed the appearance of such mammals  follows a seemingly predictable  trend. 

For females; dead set panda eyes coved dutifully with concealer, sunglasses on forehead and usually one fashion statement item, Nike or converse as the choice footwear. The same outfit is repeated on a weekly cycle – an attempt to hide the fact that the female student doesn’t have the time nor funds to afford luxuries such as clothing items – a tragedy indeed. 

The typical male university student looks very similar in appearance to his fellow “sick c*%#€”, “top bloke” or “mate”, as he adresses them- (amongst other terms), the dialect of the university bogan is hard to understand, even harder to duplicate. Those of the most testosterone driven are found at the “gym” – a communal area devoted to acting like a complete ass. I’d say avoid these types. 

These are of course just generalisations, there are plenty of normally normal personalities in the world. And not everyone is a sleep deprived, financially, socially  and mentally drained, gym fanatic slash full time student with no fashion sense…

Oh wait, I’m just describing myself now.  

I hope you all have a great week regardless, if you see me frothing at the mouth and in a seemingly terrifying state of mental stability – don’t worry. 

It’s just the 4th coffee kicking in.

==Ana Freeman==

==student Dietitian==

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The best job in the world 

I’ve been in a few jobs during my short life, my first job was at a themepark, followed by a chainstore chicken shop known for it’s tongue-in -cheek ads (you can probably guess which one).

Like anywhere, jobs have heirachies. I started out as the plate and sauce cleaner. 

And like many others, I was, at first- ecstatic about my job.

 
But before long the terrors of my choice became clear. My lord, the spices in that sauce mix were something else. The combination of steam and chilli made your eyes water and if you rubbed your eyes, you’d be screwed. 

All of this combined with the searing heat of the industrial tap, hissing at you in burts of 2minutes at a time, did not make for a good time. 

You can guess why I soon left that job, looking towards greener pastures. My next job landed me with the company I currently work for, however this time there was no devil sauce or hissing faucets. This time there was hotdog juice and cinnamon sugar. I got to interact with customers more too, and being a naturally happy person – the supervisors of the next themepark down the road saw the potential of such a cheery disposition suited to a better department.

And so, shortly after, I secured my current job in sales. My managers are adamant to hold onto me this time. Constantly placing me on Vendors – a kind of self run retail cart which I love, because it gives me the freedom to do my own thing. 

Being one of the happiest people in the park(besides the kids) I also get asked to work special events- such as my last one….

  
I got to ride the famous Tumbler!! (It’s actually a lot more spacious than you’d think!) 

Some might say that my job could be better, I could be paid more or do something degree related. But for me, I love my job, I love doing something unconventional and different. I do know that in my eyes, my job is the best in the world.

Have a great week! 

Anna Freeman 

=student Dietitian=