Use your skills to win part of $3500!


Are you a totally tech savvy student? Maybe you’re involved in IT, marketing, app development, or project management? Or maybe you just want to learn how to create an app (hey, that’ll look sweet on your #resume #workskills).

We’re building a few apps and we want to get our super talented students involved in designing the app – from the ground up!

To get involved, you can register as an individual or as a team. Ultimately, you’ll be working in groups of three to four people to develop a web/mobile application based on the top 5 app ideas from our app idea competition, and showcase it to the judges. Oh, and you can also win a lot of money:

  • $2000 for the winning team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $1000 for the runner-up team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $500 for best UI design

So, how’s this all going to work? We throw open the doors to the Gold Coast Library at 9am Saturday 29 April and you have 30 hours to work on the app and enjoy life! And, we are totally feeding you as well so register now and just tell everyone you were there to build an app.

  1. When: 9am 29 April to 4pm 30 April 2017
  2. Where: Gold Coast Campus Library (The Cow Patch)

20 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

googleGoogle is now the world’s most popular website and there is no denying it’s pretty handy for just about any topic you want or need to know about.

And thanks to ShortList we’ve discovered another 20 reasons to use Google. Check out these #LifeHack worthy Google tips and tricks.

  • Spell it out!

If you’re majoring in accounting or you are a right-brained creative type, then you’ll definitely need the digits for Google’s phonetic numbers.

Simply, type in your large number sequence followed by “=english” and whala! Your number will appear ready for reading.

  •  Fontalicious fonts for all

Want to get fancy this semester? Jazz-up your assessments with Google’s free typography library. Type “Fonts” into – you guessed it – Google and peruse the beautiful array of words until your heart’s content. No, Comic Sans doesn’t feature.

  • Atari Breakout (this one comes with a serious procrastination warning)

We know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry it’s not a new genre of dance or a recently-discovered skin condition. Atari Breakout is essentially a game hidden within Google images that’s highly addictive.

Which is why we suggest exploring this Google feature when you do not, we repeat, do not have a 2000-word essay due on Monday. Trust us, we know. This blog post was scheduled for last week…Oops ;-).

  • A template for every situation

You’ll never have to stare at a blank page again thanks to Google’s document template gallery. Whether you’re writing a CV or a business report, Google’s gallery is a great place to begin before you get into the nitty gritty of your assessments. You = 1, Procrastination = 0.

  • That’s the definition of…

Stuck in an ongoing argument about what Guerilla Marketing is with no end in site? Let Google’s definition tool come to your rescue. Search “Guerilla Marketing=define” for the accepted definition and you’ll be gloating about your marketing jargon skills in no time!


Happy Googling (yes, it’s now also a verb)!

We promised 20 and we aim to please, so check out the other 15 at ShortList.