G20 sets Brisbane’s sight back on the world stage

Foreign eyes looking at Australia tend to gaze on the architectural brilliance of Sydney and the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne as the crown jewels of Australia. But in the south-east corner of Queensland lies the pair’s somewhat forgotten cousin, Brisbane.


Coming soon!


In just under six weeks, I set off a very exciting adventure to Europe with two of my best friends.

The itinerary: London, Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Venice, St Moritz, Zermatt, Berne and Paris (the City of Light!).

I can’t wait to share my experiences with the culture and the FOOD (oh yeah!).

Watch this space.


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Leila Cosgrove: a feature

Demand for university threatened as tuition fees set to sky rocket?

Why People Share Your Posts


This blog post by CoSchedule is a real gem.

Every blogger should read it to understand the psychology behind why people share your social media posts.

Check it out.

Why People Share: The Psychology of Social Sharing

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Three ways to attract more traffic to your blog


“How do I get more traffic to my blog?”

This is a common question bloggers ask.


The number one mistake everybody makes on Twitter

Even if you’ve been using Twitter from the start, you may not realise the mistakes you’re making and how they are impacting your following.

Gary Vaynerchuck explains how the little @ sign can cause a whole lot of trouble for you on Twitter.

What other tips and tricks have you found on Twitter? Let me know in the comments section below.


Emma Watson takes on gender inequality and feminism in UN speech

Why did it take a celebrity to focus the world’s attention on gender inequality?

People haven’t been listening but it’s clearly time they did.

As the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson was asked to launch the organisation’s new gender equality initiative #HeForShe.

The actress gave a moving speech in New York, which received a standing ovation, in which she called upon men to do their part to help end discrimination against women.

Watch the full speech below.

Should bloggers disclose their sponsored posts?

Louis Vuitton

A Louis Vuitton ‘editorial’ post by blogger Nicole Warne has sparked controversy.


Online journalism

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Elaine Ford from ABC Online spoke to QUT Online Journalism students about online news.


6 ways to become a morning person

tea and book

No one likes a person who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed! Well, it’s time to wake up and smell the roses… (more…)

Is the hit worth the cost?

By Elise Eyears and Simona Varga


Dancing Bean Espresso barista Meg has today increased coffee prices to be on par with campus competition.

Dancing Bean

Dancing Bean Espresso at QUT Kelvin Grove Campus.