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Alert: Virtual kidnapping scam

Authorities are warning members of the community about an elaborate phone scam targeting Chinese students, known globally as a ‘virtual kidnapping'

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Meeting up with a stranger to buy or sell? Here's Sonder's advice for staying safe

The internet can be a great place to pick up a bargain, or earn a bit of spare cash selling something you no longer need. Sites like eBay, Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are hugely popular trading platforms, making buying and selling between strangers easier than ever before.

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Are you an international student concerned about your mental health? It's OK to get help

Mental health issues are far more common than many people realise. In fact, right now, one in five Australians are suffering from a mental illness. Research has found that international students are particularly at risk of developing mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.

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Five essential tips for managing stress during exam time

Exam season can be a stressful time for anyone, but when you’re studying abroad, far away from your usual support network of family and friends, the pressure of exam period can sometimes feel overwhelming.

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Top tips for overcoming language difficulties in Australia

Moving to another country to study is an exciting prospect. But like any great adventure, it comes with challenges. If you’re moving or have recently moved to Australia and English is not your first language, you might not feel confident about communicating clearly. This can make meeting people, travelling, getting a job, feeling safe and excelling in your studies feel like extra hard work. 

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Five common myths about Australia

 

If you’re moving here for your studies soon, or have just arrived, there’s a good chance that you've been influenced by ideas about Australia that are quite different from the reality. 

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