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My top 5 Christmas films that I need to watch

When it comes to Christmas films, I’m disappointed to say that there are not many that I have watched. Love Actually and The Holiday are only two of a very small number of Christmas films that I have watched over the years and so this year I am going to challenge myself to finally watchContinue reading “My top 5 Christmas films that I need to watch”

Back to uni…again – part 3

Image from Pixabay My university journey continues with another set of teaching and I’m finally getting used to online learning! It’s still strange to think that I am in a class with a few dozen other people who I can see via a tiny box on a screen, but it’s just something we are learningContinue reading “Back to uni…again – part 3”

My 5 top tips for dealing with remote learning

This year, remote learning (also known as distance learning) has become a new way of studying at school, college and university. Like many people, I have started a new course, but I haven’t met anyone in person due to the new way of learning that has been set up because of the global pandemic. ThisContinue reading “My 5 top tips for dealing with remote learning”

Career Advice

I don’t know what career advice is like now in schools, but all I remember from mine was not helpful in the slightest. Can advising about the possible careers and the skills needed for them be useful? Absolutely. But not everyone has the same opportunity to explore such topics. I remember at school being givenContinue reading “Career Advice”

My top 5 biopics where you learn more about people

Biopics are a wonderful type of film because not only are they usually about a well known person, we as viewers can also learn more about them. Here are my top 5. Judy (Judy Garland) I didn’t know much about Judy Garland before watching this film and after watching ‘Judy’ starring Renée Zellweger in theContinue reading “My top 5 biopics where you learn more about people”

What is the best way of learning?

For anyone currently studying either at school, college, university, or anywhere else, learning new information is the main part of the experience. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know the right way to carry this out. Like with lots of things in life, sometimes it’s just trial and error to find out what worksContinue reading “What is the best way of learning?”

What can we learn from watching soap operas?

I hugely believe that we can learn through different subject areas in life, including television programmes. For me, soap operas are a huge part of my television watching and have been a consistent part of my whole life. With soap operas having such a rich history in terms of the many years they have beenContinue reading “What can we learn from watching soap operas?”

The overwhelming sense of being a student

Being a student has the stereotype of being lazy, wanting to party all of the time, and having no responsibilities. That’s the stereotype that I believe to be out there, anyway. This negative illusion only looks at some of the possibilities that student life may bring with it. It actually leaves out the very realContinue reading “The overwhelming sense of being a student”

Autumn – and the start of something new?

With autumn comes with it a change in the weather and people retreat back indoors after months of being able to enjoy the hot, sunny conditions the summer can bring with it. With this retreat indoors brings with it the illusion of warm nights in with a book or a boxset, but also ample opportunityContinue reading “Autumn – and the start of something new?”

My 5 top tips for making the most out of a lecture

Attending a lecture is a normal part of university life and can be much more than just sitting down and listening to a lecturer. Based on my own experience, here are my 5 top tips for making the most out of a lecture. 1. Get there early I’ve always found that you learn so muchContinue reading “My 5 top tips for making the most out of a lecture”

What did I learn from being a mature student?

A mature student is defined as someone who starts their undergraduate degree at 21 years old or above, and throughout my time at university I have studied alongside mature students as well as thinking of myself as one. I studied a graduate course at 25 and so I classed myself as a mature student! However,Continue reading “What did I learn from being a mature student?”

My top 10 things I have learnt about blogging

The Keeping Approach blog was launched nearly two months ago and in that time I have learnt a lot about blogging, mainly from fellow bloggers and their very insightful posts. From my own experiences with creating my blog, I can now list my top 10 things I have learnt about blogging. Have an idea forContinue reading “My top 10 things I have learnt about blogging”

How did failing make me a better student?

On my blog I have posted about how I have previously studied at university and how I am currently studying again, but I haven’t always had success with being a student. I think it’s important to talk about this aspect just as much as it is to look at the positives I have had, andContinue reading “How did failing make me a better student?”

My top 5 TV shows where I have learnt more about a type of employment

TV shows are primarily for entertaining their viewers, but with entertainment also comes the opportunity to learn about what it is being shown on screen, which I have spoken about before in some of my blog posts. Based on my own opinions, below are my top 5 TV shows where I have learnt more aboutContinue reading “My top 5 TV shows where I have learnt more about a type of employment”

What have I learnt from other bloggers?

Starting a blog can be a daunting task – there is so much to do but there is also so much to learn. Luckily there are lots of ways in which you can learn all about blogging from fellow bloggers and the resources, blog posts, and tips they frequently share. It’s not just blogging tipsContinue reading “What have I learnt from other bloggers?”

My 5 top tips for making the most out of reading week

Reading week. Aka half term. Aka a week off. To some people. I’ve been there – reading week equals no lectures and time to ‘read’. I think my very first reading week consisted of me mainly having lie ins and watching a boxset – on DVD as this was before streaming services. Did it matter?Continue reading “My 5 top tips for making the most out of reading week”

My top 4 TV programmes where I learnt more about mental health

I am a huge fan of TV drama, especially soap operas, and I’m also a huge believer in talking about mental health, so it makes sense for me to list my top 4 TV programmes where I learnt more about mental health. For anyone who hasn’t seen the shows I discuss below, there will beContinue reading “My top 4 TV programmes where I learnt more about mental health”

Law Musings of a Psychology graduate

I think Psychology is a great all-round subject; essay writing, report write-ups, and using statistics are all key elements of a psychology course, but they are also transferable skills on their own. It took me a while to realise that I wanted to study psychology, but I know now how generous the subject also isContinue reading “Law Musings of a Psychology graduate”

My 5 top tips for how to choose what to study at university

When choosing what to study at university, it can be difficult to know where to start because even though the course is probably the biggest thing to look into, there are also a lot of other factors that need to be considered. Therefore, I have come up with my 5 top tips for how toContinue reading “My 5 top tips for how to choose what to study at university”

My top 3 mental health storylines from soap operas

Mental health is an extremely important topic to discuss, and soap operas are unique in that they are television shows that are consistently shown on TV. Millions of people in the UK watch the various soaps each week, and they can become a rich source of information for people when they choose to write storylinesContinue reading “My top 3 mental health storylines from soap operas”

What did I learn from hating being a fresher?

University is seen as a rite of passage for many people, and becoming a fresher (a first year university student) is a huge aspect of a person’s university experience. However, not everyone loves it, including myself, so I now want to talk about what I learnt from that experience. For people who want to goContinue reading “What did I learn from hating being a fresher?”

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My 5 top tips for writing an assignment

Every university course is different and some include assignments where you have to write essays, reports, dissertations, empirical projects, and other things. Through what I have written in my courses, I have gained some experience in what to do and what not to do. They will not always be relevant and these are only myContinue reading “My 5 top tips for writing an assignment”

What have I learnt from using Instagram?

I currently have the same relationship with Instagram as I used to have with Twitter – I think that it’s great for looking at celebrity posts, but I don’t know exactly how I can use it to promote my blog and anything else I want to say. However, like my experience with Twitter, I thinkContinue reading “What have I learnt from using Instagram?”

What you can learn from blogging and social media?

Blogging and social media seem to go hand in hand when it comes to content and exposure – you have a blog to promote so you can use social media to do so, but on social media you can use content to continually interest your followers which can come from a blog post. Throughout myContinue reading “What you can learn from blogging and social media?”

What can we learn from celebrity documentaries?

Celebrities are an interesting part of our society as they are famous for a reason, often wanting and needing the attention of others because of what they do. This could be due to them being a singer, and therefore they need record sales, or they could be a sportsperson who is motivated by winning andContinue reading “What can we learn from celebrity documentaries?”

Learning how to be a student again

With universities being in the news so much recently due to the pandemic and students having to self-isolate, it’s strange for me to talk about my time at university so far which has included me turning on my laptop and watching induction week material from my home. However, this is the current climate and somethingContinue reading “Learning how to be a student again”

What did I learn from watching ‘Eddie The Eagle’?

Over the years I have heard the name ‘Eddie the Eagle’ and knew he had something to do with the Winter Olympics but that was it. The film (called ‘Eddie the Eagle’ which was released in 2016 and stars Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman) is based on Eddie’s (real name Michael) life and looks atContinue reading “What did I learn from watching ‘Eddie The Eagle’?”

Blogging – the secret world you can learn all about

So it’s day 2 of Blogtober and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about my experience of blogging so far. It’s only been just over a month since I started my own personal development blog and I still feel very new to this secret world I knew nothing about until a few monthsContinue reading “Blogging – the secret world you can learn all about”

Blogtober – starting university and blogging all in one go!

It’s Blogtober, I mean October! Until yesterday I hadn’t heard of Blogtober but I’m so glad I found out about it. As quite a new blogger it’s great to have fellow bloggers helping me out – I feel part of the community now, and I think this is a great way to further engage withContinue reading “Blogtober – starting university and blogging all in one go!”

My 5 top tips for starting at university

These tips are designed for anyone starting a new year at university (including returning students), but can apply to anyone starting a course. These are based on my own experiences and are my own opinions. Of course, this year is slightly different with many students studying online for at least some of their course, butContinue reading “My 5 top tips for starting at university”

My top 5 dramas to watch to learn more about history

Like many people I love watching television shows, and more so when I can learn something new about an area I knew nothing or little about before. Below are my five top TV dramas where I have learnt more about parts of history. If you haven’t watched them, there may be spoilers! 1. Mindhunter ThereContinue reading “My top 5 dramas to watch to learn more about history”

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