iPad Mini vs Pen and Paper / Note Taking

Pen & Paper has forever been the norm of note taking throughout the ages. For a long time, pen to paper was the sure fire way of taking a note down, of writing something or just general being able to make a mark on some form of paper. As the years progress and technology is slowly taking over every aspect of our lives in some way or another, I share with you, the students, the iPad Mini for note taking whilst in lectures – or wherever else you may be. When I first started my course back in September 2014 I entered…

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Why is university so exciting?

It’s fair to say that September 2015 is fast approaching on us all. It’s slowly creeping back around and for some of us, that means preparing to start back to schools, colleges, sixth forms, jobs and so on. For others, it means starting back to university in our second and third years and for some lucky students, it means starting first year at university. What does that mean? FRESHERS YEAR. However, some of you may be having doubts about going, others may be questioning what they’ll do come September. Is that you? Read on and I’ll tell you just why…

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How the International Baccalaureate Programme Can Help Students

For nearly fifty years the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) has been instrumental in helping international students gain a better education. Although you’ve probably heard of this qualification, you might not actually understand exactly how the International Baccalaureate can improve education. The IBO was founded in 1968 by a group of Swiss schoolteachers under the name ‘International Schools Examinations Syndicate’ (ISES). The curriculum is designed to assist education by providing four educational programmes for children aged from 16-19. However, an IB learning experience differs from that of regular education. Here are some reasons why: What is an IB school? Any school…

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Ways to deal with disappointing results

University can get stressful at times, and there isn’t anything worse than putting all your effort into your work and then receiving a bad grade. I understand that this can get you down and make you feel like really rubbish but you need to think more positively and use this grade as learning curve.  Here are three ways to deal with an unwanted grade: Look at it as an incentive: Any grade is good, it is still a grade and it is progress.  If it is something you are not happy with then at least you know you can work towards something to achieve…

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Make the most of your gap year

A gap year away can be a daunting prospect for anyone. Whether choosing to spend time wandering the open road, volunteering in the far corners of the globe, or completing placements for a year to gain insight into the world of work, the thought can be scary. It’s fine to not know what you want to do after leaving college- a lot of people don’t. Or maybe you’ve just graduated and need some time to explore the world and all it has to offer before stepping straight into a rigid 9-5 job. It could be that you need to gain…

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