Balancing Full-Time Study and a Part-Time Job

Many students will know the stress that comes with studying full-time and having to commit to a part-time job. The unavoidable costs of living at university mean many of us have to tolerate working long hours and endless late nights to get by. However, it’s not impossible to balance these two rivals. Here are 5 ways how balancing these two elements can make your life a little easier. Create a study timetable This can be a good strategy to balance your time. Planning which days you can study and giving yourself specific hours committed to uni work can minimize your stress levels when deadline days loom….

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Placement Year: Expectation VS Reality

For many university students, securing a placement year is integral for their degree to heighten the chances of future success. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your skills flourish, test your knowledge, gain invaluable experience and really understand what it’s like to live in the real 9-5 working life. Before you go on placement, you experience an array of different emotions, ranging from fear of the unknown, excitement, panic and hope. But what is it actually like doing a placement year?   Early mornings One of the biggest fears for university students is the horrifying idea of waking up before…

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5 Things You Need to Travel the World

Like it or not as a nation we’re all often guilty of having the ‘living for the weekend’ mentality, and the same applies to our holiday mentality too. Every year we all look forward to whatever holiday we have planned and count down the days to our next getaway. But, what if you spent longer than two weeks exploring just one destination? And instead spent three, six, nine or even a year travelling around the world?With so many corners of the globe to explore, many are swapping jumping into the 9 to 5 after college or university, and are choosing…

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Ways To Stop Procrastinating

We’ve all been in this comfort zone where we tell ourselves, “I will start this tomorrow” and delay our tasks for another hour or day. By postponing tasks to a later date, we begin to lose control over time and later on, feel guilty and ashamed. A study in social psychology and experimental philosophy carried out by Dr Bernard Weiner from University of California and Dr Joshua Knobe, shows that undergraduate university students evaluated procrastination as more blameworthy and morally responsible. Although we know that procrastination will later have negative consequences, we still do it! There is no magic pill to…

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Why it’s Good to be an Early Riser

We’ve all heard the complaints students make about nine am starts, but I want to argue that lectures at this time aren’t all that bad after all… hear me out:I always wanted to be a “morning person”! You know the ones; those people who effortlessly get up early in the morning and spend their day being incredibly productive?Undeniably it’s hard to get out of bed just as the sun is rising. However, it is doable and upon mastering the technique of becoming an early riser I have felt all the more productive and, believe it or not, energetic.So, I am…

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