When it comes to further education there are a lot of things to consider, one of them being finance. How will you finance yourself throughout your university career? What loans/grants/scholarships are available to you? These are things that every student has to think about and I don’t prove to be an exception.
Every year when the new year rolls around, I fall into the same old trap of making too many resolutions and I’m sure 99% of you are the same!
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.
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.
Finals are done and the grades are in, meaning that the academic year is officially over! Now I’ve got a couple of months to recover and start preparing for next year’s classes.
As a young child most of you were probably exposed to many a brainy cartoon and I’m sure a few of you even associated with certain characters. But who are you most like now?
I remember helping out in the local veterinary clinic, in my gap year between college and university, and wondering how the veterinary surgeons got anything done during an operation.
Whenever I sat in on an operation I would find myself continually looking at the animal’s face, wondering what it was like at home, what sort of family it belonged to, etc. I never understood how a vet could be detached enough to just look at one specific body part for hours on end without even stealing the occasional glance at the pet.