Master’s degrees: things to consider

Considering a master’s degree but don’t know where to start? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just spent three years studying at undergraduate level. By now you might have an idea of your next steps. If you’re considering a master’s and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone! As someone who recently went through the application process, I’ve compiled a few tips for considering a master’s degree. A master’s degree could help you alter or narrow down your path. A lot of students assume that a master’s degree only allows you to build on your undergraduate subject – but…

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Finding your Enthusiasm At University

If it’s your second or third year, getting yourself motivated and ready to resume classes can feel like a mammoth task. The initial excitement associated with starting your first year is slightly dulled, and the feeling of unparalleled possibilities is overshadowed by the tedium of having to start labeling your yogurts again and staggering your way through a particularly slow textbook on literary theory. I’m with you – it’s not easy, but perseverance is crucial!Reconnect with your interests. After a year of lectures, grades and constructive criticism, it’s easy to feel that a cloud of academia is obscuring your ability…

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The EU Referendum and The Devaluing of the Youth Vote

I consider myself lucky. Thanks to internet access, I’m part of several communities, online and off, which nurture and encourage me to be an informed, thoughtful and participating citizen. I try to understand the complexities of big issues and perceive ideologies which lay outside my bubble of ethics in as unbiased a manner as possible. This is why I voted in the EU Referendum. I am one of the 73% of voters aged 18-24 who voted to remain in the European Union; an overwhelming majority.We all have our own reasons for voting, with many students specifically benefiting from the EU….

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Money Management for the Terrified Student

I will hold my hands up to the fact that up until the beginning of this year, I have been oblivious when it comes to my finances. The reasons for this are many, but primarily the fact that I have Dyscalculia (a kind of number dyslexia) and that I never received any financial education while in school. When I left senior school at sixteen, I could tell you a lot about nuclei and make a terrible apple crumble, but I couldn’t tell you anything about taxes or interest rates, or effectively plan a budget. The fact that money management isn’t…

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