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3 Ways To Take Control Of Online Study

By Antonietta Marinelli | July 30, 2021
However, as accessible as online learning has become, our drive to stay motivated and inspired to achieve our academic goals can be challenged.

Top 3 Ways to Break a Habit

By Antonietta Marinelli | July 23, 2021
Habits can be both positive and negative. Some habits allow us to be more productive and creative whereas others can be counterproductive leaving us procrastinating and not being able to fill all the tasks in which we set out for ourselves.

Top 5 Tips to Network Effectively and Positively

By Antonietta Marinelli | July 09, 2021
What is networking? A question in which most of us ask, specifically when entering the professional-career part of our lives.

3 Ways To De-Stress And Calm Yourself Down

By Antonietta Marinelli | July 02, 2021
“There is so much to do, but so little time.” No wonder we are left feeling deflated, stressed, anxious and exhausted, right?

5 Ways to Improve your Emotional Intelligence

By Antonietta Marinelli | June 25, 2021
In the past as part of Student Life we have looked at the benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace.

5 Benefits of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

By Antonietta Marinelli | June 18, 2021
Emotional intelligence, sometimes referred to as EQ (“emotional quotient”), is a person’s ability to recognise, understand and reason with emotions (Cherry, 2020).

Left-Side And Right-Side Thinkers: Which One Are You

By Antonietta Marinelli | June 11, 2021
From the surface, the two sides of our brains look very much the same, however there is a huge difference in how information is processed.

4 Tips To Manage Remote Work And Learning

By Antonietta Marinelli | June 04, 2021
As we continue to progress into the digital age of learning, whether you are new to working remotely or looking to level up, we have provided some handy steps to make the most of working and studying from home:

The 4 Types of Learning Styles

By Antonietta Marinelli | May 28, 2021
As individuals we all learn and take in information differently. The way we articulate ourselves, the way we process certain conversations and even the way we read inside our heads.

4 Apps To Help You Reduce Stress

By Antonietta Marinelli | May 21, 2021
In managing the demands of life that can include work, family, and study it is important to have access to tools that can assist us with managing stress.


5 Ways To Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By Antonietta Marinelli | May 14, 2021
When it comes to humans, for us to feel refreshed and ‘recharged’, it’s recommended we get a good night’s rest.


Habits of Successful People

By Antonietta Marinelli | May 07, 2021
Retaining information, avoiding procrastination and being able to consistently maintain focus is often a challenge. Many people are advocates for “work smarter, not harder”, “think of the long game” and “consistency is key” - all in which work.


Habits To Work Towards Being The Best Version Of YOU

By Antonietta Marinelli | April 16, 2021
Being the best version of ourselves is valuable because it allows us to experience everything that life has to offer, from all different angles. It enables us to work harder for things we admire, things we care about and for ourselves. We all take in tasks differently, mask our emotions differently and react to certain situations in different ways.


How To Calm Your Mind

By Antonietta Marinelli | April 09, 2021
When our emotional or mental state is not in balance, it does hold some effect on the performance of our physical activity, work or study level. Research shows that when we’re under stress, the brain simply stops forming new connections.


The Positive Outcomes of Mindfulness

By Antonietta Marinelli | March 26, 2021
In the rush to accomplish necessary tasks, you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment—missing out on what you are doing and how you are feeling. In comes the practice of mindfulness.


Mindfulness At Work

By Antonietta Marinelli | March 19, 2021
In recent years, mental health has become a priority for many organisations and one strategy that is being widely employed to address this priority is that of mindfulness.


Procrastination, Not Always A Bad Thing

By Antonietta Marinelli | March 12, 2021

Procrastination. We all go through it. We all (try) to fight it. We all feel it. As the world re-adjusts to the dramatic changes of remote learning or ‘back-to-the-office’ changes, we remain with continuous uncertainty and nerves as procrastination interferes with our productivity.

Being A Virtual Leader Through Remote Working

By Antonietta Marinelli | March 05, 2021

In such a dynamic environment, the demand for good virtual leadership skills is becoming more and more important as remote work has increased (Moore, 2020).

Studying In The Midst Of It All

By Antonietta Marinelli | February 26, 2021

In a world that is becoming increasingly busy there is no doubt that time is becoming more and more precious. When it comes to balancing time between people, leisure, work and study it can be difficult to prioritise the things that matter in both the short and long term.

The Power of Remote Teamwork

By Antonietta Marinelli | February 05, 2021

Big challenges were faced in 2020 with transition from office-space working to home-office working. Many organisations were faced with the difficulties of adjusting to remote interactions with their co-workers and team. Virtual collaboration can be the hardest aspect of remote working.

3 Tips For Returning Back To the Office

By Antonietta Marinelli | Jan 29, 2021
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) only about one in every hundred Australian employees, excluding business managers, worked mainly from home back in 2008 (Siebert, 2020). In 2020 it was a very different story with the transition to remote work becoming the new “normal”.


3 Ways To Make Mentorship Work For You

By Antonietta Marinelli | Jan 22, 2021
While often thought as most valuable at the start of our careers, or when deciding which road to take, a mentor can provide us with the guidance, advice and support to help us in achieving our goals over the lifespan of our careers.


Why introducing yourself, making the most of your education section and highlighting your skills is important for your CV when job-hunting.

By Antonietta Marinelli | Jan 15, 2021
Many of us have a resume filled with an endless list of work experience across internships, customer service roles, volunteer work and things in which are believed to be of benefit to an advertised role.

New Year, New Habits

By Antonietta Marinelli | Jan 08, 2021
The reset button has been pressed and we are kick-starting 2021! A new year means new lessons, opportunities, adventures, challenges and goals...for some of us anyway.

Hopeful Living

By Antonietta Marinelli | Dec 18, 2020
Hope. A feeling of expectation and desire for something to happen. Us, as humans, are in an optimistic mindset where all positive energy is put out into the universe with the hope for a positive outcome surrounding events and circumstances. When we think of hope, we are faced towards positive psychology.

Hope in Education - How Having Hope Can Help You Throughout Your Studies.

By Antonietta Marinelli | Dec 04, 2020
Research shows that one element that can contribute toward a student's success is their level of hope. There is no more important predictor of success than hope, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Valerie Maholmes’ described it as the ability to envision a more positive future, even when all evidence points to the contrary.

Hope, Resilience and Education - Is there a link.

By Antonietta Marinelli | Nov 20, 2020
The impact that education has on the level of Dispositional Hope is considerable. Dispositional Hope measure is the most common and established method of measuring an individual's level of hope.

How being more hopeful can change your life.

By Antonietta Marinelli | Nov 13, 2020
It will be marked as the year that was, as 2020 wraps up we look back on the year all of us had, bad or good. We have faced many challenges, obstacles and experiences which made us come out with a different perspective in both life, and ourselves.

The Power of Hope and Optimism.

By Antonietta Marinelli | Nov 06, 2020
This month at Mentor Education we are focusing on hope as we are involved in the 2020 Hope Barometer. The 2020 Hope Barometer is an international research initiative involving over 15 countries worldwide. .

Changing Pace - The Benefits of Changing Your Career Path.

By Antonietta Marinelli | Oct 30, 2020
Many of us are fortunate enough to know what we want to do in terms of career from a very early age. However, many more of us are finding out what path to follow isn’t exactly the smoothest of journey’s.

How To Be More Productive, Sleep Better, Less Stressed And A Better Communicator With The Flick Of A Button.

By Antonietta Marinelli | Oct 23, 2020
There is no question that technology can improve our lives and has become embedded in almost everything we do. As we continue to remain in a consumed state of technology; screen time, video calls and virtual meetings has become the norm. Whether it be social connections, remote learning, Zoom work calls or even the good old social media fix there’s an argument to be made that we are guilty of becoming consumed by technology.

The Power of Networking

By Antonietta Marinelli | Oct 09, 2020
So, you are in the industry and now have stepped into the profession environment. You are now required to fill in some big shoes and create a professional and reputable standard for yourself.
First impressions are important within any life or role scenario. Going to an event there is multiple opportunities to network can be somewhat scary or intimating but it is all about the power of your approach.

A Deep Dive into Leadership

By James Lynch | Oct 02, 2020
There are many different types of leaders. There are the leaders who take the lead via verbal communication, whilst others lead by showcasing their skills in-person. To successfully maintain and lead human capital, there must be achievement through development of strong relationships, positive working-culture, and a strong development in infrastructure.

Studying Online

By Antonietta Marinelli & James Lynch | Sep 25, 2020
Online and remote learning is assuming a bigger role than ever before when it comes to education. For those new, or unfamiliar with online studying it can be daunting and a challenging prospect especially if you’re used to having that in-person contact with an educator such as teach or even that face to face interaction with your peers.

Leadership and Friendship

By Nicholas Sinclair | September 18, 2020
Can a relationship, and more specifically a friendship, exist between leaders and their followers? It is a question worth exploring and warrants further investigation. The traditional construct of leadership that many of us are familiar with would lead us to believe that such a relationship dynamic is not possible. However, when accounting for the societal and technological developments of the 21st century we find that the very foundations of our belief and value systems have changed and evolved. Sometimes by choice, and other times by circumstance.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

By Nicholas Sinclair | September 11, 2020
Being calm can be a challenge especially when there is pressure to be more productive, bring more energy and to be/have/want more. One thing to consider is that effort doesn’t always equate to output and that arbitrarily working harder isn’t always the best way. Often in life, working smarter is much more efficient.

Transformative Leadership: How to Move from Force to Flow

By Nicholas Sinclair | September 03, 2020
Being a Leader can be challenging. That’s why so many of us choose to let others take the lead. One aspect of leading that can be a challenge, is the responsibility of making decisions. In the last article, we talked about Leading others through leading yourself. Both forms of leadership are about taking responsibility. Taking responsibility for your life. But also, the outcomes of the decisions you make. Taking responsibility for your own decisions is one thing. But decisions that affect those around you is another. Often in life, we can get stuck in the goals and outcomes that we set our minds to. But when other people are involved, we’re often faced with a decision: to force something, or to let it flow.

Showing Up When You’re Not Feeling It

By Nicholas Sinclair | August 26, 2020
These are strange and difficult times. We all know that. We all feel that. But that’s the beauty of all this. That we’re in it together. There are not that many times in life that we get to collectively experience something so significant. It’s important to take the time to feel yourself. To understand and accept the way you feel so that you can move forwards. This is a time to get all of your priorities in check. To take the time you need for you.

Transformational Leadership

By Nicholas Sinclair | August 07, 2020
Ideas on Leadership have been thrown around forever. Why? Because not only are Leaders crucial to our society, but being a Leader requires unique skills and experience. Leadership styles vary greatly and depending on what you’re trying to achieve can look vastly different. It’s important to remember that Leadership isn’t all about being a leader to others. Oftentimes it’s about leading yourself. Leading yourself to your version of success. Meeting the objectives and outcomes specific to you.

The Best Video Chat Apps to Stay Connected

By Nicholas Sinclair | April 17, 2020

Okay, yes, we’re all locked inside now but who said we must do it alone?
It’s 2020! We don’t need to see each other. The internet is a marvellous thing and in this week’s student life, we’re going to discuss the best video sharing apps to keep you connected this “stay-at-home” season.

Working from home?
It’s easy with these 9 simple steps

By Nicholas Sinclair | April 03, 2020

Every cloud has a rainbow!
Even though everything feels crazy and uncertain right now, it’s time to embrace reality.
For those of us who are fortunate enough, we get to work from home!

The Skills You Need to Lead Yourself to Success

By Nicholas Sinclair | March 06, 2020

So, what is leadership? Is it a trait only held by very few? What is it about leadership that led to the success of people like Steve Jobs or Susan Wojcicki? Is leadership a skill that only very few of us possess? <more>

Industry 4.0: How to Enhance Your Skills for The Future of Work

By James Lynch | February 24, 2020

Research from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia found that more than five million jobs (almost 40% of Australian jobs that exist today) have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years (Australia, 2015) <more>

The Best Techniques to Help Combat Stress While Studying

By Nicholas Sinclair| February 07, 2020

Stress is something we all deal with, but how we deal with it is something that differs from person to person. There are endless reasons why we stress, be it work, family or even study. <more>

6 Great Ways To Balance Life, Family and Study

By Nicholas Sinclair | January 23, 2020

Balancing life and study can be a real challenge, especially if it’s not just your time to manage. Family commitments are very real and place additional demands on what is often an already busy schedule. This is going to have some impact on your personal learning and study strategies, however, thanks to distance learning finding that balance between study and life have become easier and more achievable! <more>

Four Top Tips for Successful Goal Setting

By Nicholas Sinclair | January 10, 2020

Now that the new year is here, now is the perfect time to set your goals for 2020. But many new year’s goals fall short in the first few months or even weeks of being set. So, in recognizing this, we have put together a few of the key tips to help you set yourself for successful goal setting this year. <more>

How To Make Your Qualifications Stand Out

By James Lynch | December 20, 2019

Time is arguably one of the most valuable resources we have, so when it comes to study and spending it as effectively as we can there a few things we can do to ensure we get the most out it. ... <more>

How To Make The Most of Your Study Time

By James Lynch | December 03, 2019

Time is arguably one of the most valuable resources we have, so when it comes to study and spending it as effectively as we can there a few things we can do to ensure we get the most out it. ... <more>



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