AUNTY ETHEL & AUNTY MOIRA
Volume 2, Issue 2 (Originally Published 30 July 2012)
Dear Agony Aunts,
I am thinking of getting involved in extra-curricula activities this semester, as I keep getting told that it is important for my CV. I’m just not entirely sure how to balance it with study and work. Do I need to give up on having a social life?
It’s about balance. And being able to say what great time management skills you have in an interview and citing your juggling of study, work, extra-curricula activities while being able to maintain a healthy, functional personal life as the example. Being busier may in fact force you to be more organised in terms of your readings, and instead of playing [insert current favourite online game here] in class, you will actually have to pay attention in class.
Joining one of the journals could be a good idea, as it does not involve a weekly time commitment. Just make sure you don’t take on more than you can handle, as it is essential for your sanity that you don’t forego a social life. As a good friend of Aunty Ethel’s likes to say; just schedule the fuck out of it.
Dear Agony Aunts,
I’m seeing all these posters for something called the Melbourne Uni Law Revue. What’s this all about, I thought the Law Review was a book?
-Confounded by Homophones
Dear Confounded by Homophones,
You are indeed correct, the Melbourne Law Review is indeed a book, a rather spectacular academic journal in fact, published three times a year by our fellow law students.
The posters you’ve undoubtedly been seeing around however are for the Melbourne Law Revue, (notice the ‘ue’ there). The Law Revue is the LSS’s annual variety comedy show, a hallmark staple of the law-student-comedy-skit-show season. It has an excellent pedigree of hilarity, and I’m told tickets are on sale now so you should book fast!