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”

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”

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?”

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 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 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”

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?”

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”

Back to uni…again – part 2

So far, I have had two days of online teaching for my new Masters course and it was very strange to have done two days of learning, but I haven’t even left my home! My 5 top tips for starting at university can apply, but in a different way with this experience. The day beforeContinue reading “Back to uni…again – part 2”

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”

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”