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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Effortless charging for you and your housemates

Students love their phones, laptops, tablets and pretty much any other form of technology that allows them to keep in touch, up to date and entertained. What student doesn’t live for stalking their new flatmates on Facebook, creeping on their ex’s Instagram, posting a thousand pictures from that night out and tweeting religiously about their ‘life-threatening’ hangover. But is there anything more annoying than that device running out of charge?! Especially when your uni house is crammed with other students who share a similar unhealthy relationship to their phone as you. With limited plug space and everyone needing to charge…

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Why every student should use SCONUL access

Congratulations! You have made it through second term and are ready to go home for a well earned Easter break. But wait, you have essays and revision to do, but all of the books you want have already been taken out of the library. Well no fear, because SCONUL is here! What is SCONUL Access? SCONUL access is a scheme that allows students to use the library facilities at another university library. Most of the universities in the UK are part of this scheme, allowing you to go into your local universities library throughout the holidays.  How to use it…

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5 useful phone Apps for students

The best part? They’re all free! Glassdoor: Glassdoor is an App which is geared around helping you find the perfect job for you. It includes reviews of past employees, so you can decipher whether the company’s culture sounds like it would be right for you. Also, it sends you notifications (if you want) of job opportunity in your specific industry and location. Glassdoor also has interview tips; other users can share their interview experience and allow possible future interviewees an insight into what questions may be asked at the interview. Pocket: Pocket is an App that allows you to save…

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5 apps better than Facebook.

I’m sure you’re all aware of the cliche ” there’s only so many hours in a day” and if you’re similar to me, you’ll find yourself wasting too much of that time on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. I’m particularly prone to this on my phone – whilst waiting for a class or on the commute to work. However, what I have discovered is that there are far more stimulating apps, ones that allow you to learn and develop instead reading the same mundane status’ day in day out. I’ve therefore compiled a short list of thought-provoking…

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