6 tips to survive group projects

At some point, on every degree you have to take part in a group project. Some of us dread it; others think it takes the pressure off individual projects a little. Either way, you’ve got to get through it, so here’s how. The likelihood is, your lecturer will allocate groups for you. Just to stir things up a little bit, and annoy all the students that had planned a group with all their mates and thought it was all going to be fine. It is sort of a rite of passage that at university you have to survive a group…

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Who are you going to be and how are you going to figure it out?

It seems ever since I can remember being asked, “what do you want to be when you’re older?” has been a rather frequent question. And the worst thing is you think you know, you think you’ve pinpointed the dream job and then you change your mind. Mine went from a ballerina, to a teacher, to a lawyer, now I study journalism, and who even knows if that’s my answer. The trouble is, you get to that age where you run out of time to keep guessing. Suddenly you’re confronted with real life on your doorstep and somehow you actually have…

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Students, demonised or adored?

The label that gets stuck on our backs without permission: What does “student” mean? There are so many different ways people choose to label and define the student population, some positive and others overbearingly negative. Either way, a huge stereotype is continuously cast over the thousands of us that if you ask me, are most of the time, irrevocably incorrect. There is almost an A-Z of negative attributes that get thrown on to the shoulders of students; alcoholics, binge-drinkers, clubbers, druggies. How are we supposed to defend ourselves when we are publicly branded this way? To some, students are idiotic…

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5 reasons why to avoid NekNomination

NekNomination, one of those ideas that spiral and circulate rapidly. Almost uncontrollably it creates this sort of obsession, a mania of addiction, especially amongst the likes of us, the student population. If you’re not sure on what it actually is yet, I say lucky you. Let me just quickly fill you in. Basically, someone starts off the trend, with nothing more than a pint glass and some sort of weird mixture of anything really. Some choose eggs yolks and protein shakes, others do shaving foam and whippy cream, but the majority of us go for the hard stuff, pure alcohol…

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