Big Decisions

Deciding on the right university for you can be a big and challenging decision. There are many things that need to be taken into account, such as price, accommodation, distance, popular opinion of the quality of the courses, which universities offer your desired course … the list goes on and on.

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Does It Make Me Old-Fashioned?

I have recently signed myself up for another year at university. I had to fill out a bunch of forms online, confirm my details and then after all of that I was asked to complete a Google form just to REALLY make sure it was me! And it got me thinking about how unnecessarily complicated university-student communication is nowadays.

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Summer Reading

Most people think of the summer as a time to relax and take a step back from the studies. However I feel it is important to take the time to do some reading during the holidays, whether that reading is to prepare yourself for the following year, to learn about certain topics that interest you, unrelated to your studies, or even if it’s just reading for leisure.   Continue reading Summer Reading

Take The Time To Be Prepared

Many a time have I turned up at class, without having read the handouts previously and expect to learn everything I need within the one hour lecture. But unfortunately it hardly ever works out this easy!  Preparing yourself beforehand can increase your ability for retaining information, given in the lecture, a hundred fold. Continue reading Take The Time To Be Prepared

The Basic Study “Don’ts”

Whenever the subject of study tips and advice comes up, everyone will tell you something different; things they have tried and tested themselves, study methods that teachers or fellow students have recommended or they’ll try to sell you some quick fix solution to not having studied up until this point. But quite often people fail to mention the things you should avoid doing whilst studying, which is the information that, in my opinion, is more valuable. Continue reading The Basic Study “Don’ts”