I surely remember some long nights spent writing papers for my Master’s as if it were yesterday. Okay, yes, it was only a couple of years ago – but still. ‘What’s the point in writing this anyway?’, I would ask myself, as I frantically browsed through endless lists of references. Following a brief search on the web, I realise many students struggle with writing essays. Rightfully, then, you may ask why papers are such a widespread method of assessing students at UK universities. Many essays and two degrees later – now teaching in higher education myself – I think I might have figured it out.
In the best-case-scenario, you’ve finished revising but now you don’t know what to do with your time. In the emergency scenario, your dog may as well have eaten all your materials, because that just about sums up how much you’ve… Read moreMaking the most of the night before your exam
As the year goes on and exams come closer, you might have some difficulties trying to fit all that information in your head. Here I’ve gathered 7 tips (lucky number) to make it easier for you all. 1. Don’t leave… Read moreHaving trouble studying? Tips to improve your process
It’s that time of year again! … where we all put our revision hats on and flock to various study spaces. But how do you fill those awkward (read: studious) silences? What do you listen to to block out other… Read moreBest Music for Studying
Bilinguals use their languages in different contexts, with different people, for different goals. As a consequence, it would be impossible to be bilingual and have the exact same command of both languages – i.e. the “true bilingualism” the man I met spoke of, or balanced bilingualism, as researchers call it. In brief, all bilinguals have different commands of the languages they speak – and that is absolutely okay.
This week at our university was Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, a week-long programme of events and activities focused on mental health which aims to support, inspire and challenge the University community. Did you know that 1 in 4 of… Read moreGetting Active for Mental Health
Studying is an essential part of education – love it or hate it, that’s life. Everyone has different methods of studying too, so as exam season rapidly approaches, we should take time to assess what really works for us. Unless… Read moreMy Top Study Tips!
It’s that time of year for Master’s students: dissertation time. Although I only finished my last course assignments less than a month ago, I’ve had enough time to realise that working on a dissertation is a different experience than the… Read moreA postgrad’s life during the dissertation stage
I know some of you currently reading this still have a whole lot of exams to prepare for and a month of studying ahead of you, however I think that considering what you’ll be able to do afterwards to relax… Read moreHow to relax after your exam period?
I do not want to get too excited, but I feel that Spring is coming. That means we’ll finally abandon our heavy coats and we’ll be able to spend the afternoon reading on the lawn of the Meadows. The days… Read moreMoney-saving tricks for students