It’s surprising how common rejection and disappointment can be to student life. This can happen with jobs, grades, extracurricular activities, or even taking into account the effects of the pandemic. Read this post for practical tips for combating rejection in student life.Continue reading “Managing Rejection and Disappointment: The Student Experience”
Considering a career in the creative industries can be a scary thought for undergrads, particularly after the pandemic. But how do you begin to plan a career which people often consider ‘risky’? This post can offer you some reassurance and tips for thinking about your creative career.Continue reading “Rethinking Creative Career Planning”
Now that first half of term’s deadlines have been completed and you’re turning your attention to the next half of term two, you may be looking to organise your time more effectively. Alternatively, you may be looking for ways to find/stick to a daily routine and schedule. While traditional methods, such as handwritten to-do lists and timetables may work for some, modern technology offers students a wonderful range of apps to support an organised student lifestyle. Here’s the second instalment of our ‘study apps’ series, featuring a few front-runners and how you could use them effectively!Continue reading “Study ‘Appy: Organisation in the Palm of Your Hand”
Nervous about your dissertation presentation? You’re not alone! As if writing a dissertation wasn’t enough of a task, it seems almost cruel that you have to do a presentation for it as well. For many people, oral presentations (or public speaking in general) can be really stressful experiences. However, the vast majority of degrees require some form of formal discussion about your research, and for many this will actually count towards your grade. Whether it’s formative or summative, it’s worth looking at your presentation as a chance to show your department what you’re made of, and to gain valuable feedback in the process. So, with that in mind, here are some tips to help you ace your presentation!Continue reading “How to ace your Dissertation Presentation”
‘Imposter Syndrome’ is defined by Warwick’s Wellbeing Service as “a psychological phenomenon in which people doubt their accomplishments…and fear being exposed as a ‘fraud’, despite evident success or external proof of competence”. These fears are felt by countless students across the globe, but can feel incredibly isolating. This post provides three practical tips to beat those doubts.Continue reading “Overcoming Imposter Syndrome at University”
As the library can be one of the most productive places to write essays, conduct research and get university work done, some of you might be worried about how you will work effectively from home. To help you overcome any intimidation about working from home, here are some tips on how to maximise the most of your home work space.
Do you suffer from the afternoon dip? That point after lunch when your brain loses all form of motivation? If you do, here are 5 tips based on my personal experience, which you may find useful.
It’s the last stage before handing in: proofreading. Perhaps you’re one of those who struggles to spot the mistakes in their own work, or simply can’t bring yourself to reread something you’ve written at all. The litter of cranky spelling corrections and added punctuation scrawled in the margins of your returned assignment is familiar sight to you. But fear not, your plight is avoidable…