Celebrities and their surprising, unrelated degrees.

We all have moments where we wonder if our degrees will actually relate to anything we do in later life, it is only natural. As a PR student on work experience, I once met someone who had studied Chemistry at University and now works in a London consumer agency. We are not the only ones. It appears that many famous faces and celebrities have obscure and unrelated degrees that seem irrelevant in relation to their fame. Here are just some of the best: Dara O’Briain:  Brilliant Irish comedian and host of ‘Mock the Week’. Dara studied Maths and Theoretical Physics, showing…

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University Group Work – the Long-Term Benefits of the Short-Term Stress

We all dread this form of assessment. Even the best team players and social butterflies can become stressed and agitated when put in a group and given a task that will count towards our individual degrees. It always seems deliberate and annoying when people will different levels of commitment are put into the same group, and it is in most ways, deliberate. I for one am not saying that I do not experience difficulty with group work, because I do, however in hindsight it has always been an eye opening experience. It can teach you about the ways that other…

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Three Quick and Simple Meals (For When Super Noodles Get Boring)

Student or not there will always be temptation to order a takeaway or dive into a ready meal, but here are some simple recipes that will have you experiencing home cooking (or close enough) in no time. Here are a few of my favourite recipes that get me through my university days:   Spaghetti Bolognese (Serves 2); You will need: Mincemeat 500g A Jar of Onion and Garlic Pasta Sauce One medium red onion (diced) A few mushrooms Oil Half a red pepper (diced) Garlic granules Salt Spaghetti Cheese  Method: In a large frying pan fry the oil, onion, mushrooms and…

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