Baltic Flour Mills was opened in 1950 by Rank Hovis, though the building was designed and construction work began in the 1930s, (it was discontinued during the war which is why it was finally opened In 1950). It was probably named after the Baltic Sea as other Rank Hovis mills […]
So last year I left my job in retail after a total of 7 years. It all started as a job to give me some extra cash at uni, and it was my fallback when my lack of experience let me down in finding a job actually relevant to my […]
College is one of the most important parts of shaping your future career. It helps to create a basis on which you need to constantly build. From the skills and knowledge you learn in class to the networking within your social group. College offers a wide variety of skills which […]
30 minutes of Netflix. A quick scroll through Insta. A cheeky text message. A quick trip to the kitchen for yet another cuppa. Reorganising the sock drawer. Just some of the extensive range of methods that I use for procrastination. Let’s face it, it’s a mammoth task to stay focused […]
Classical Definition of Success Success is defined as “an accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” That sounds pretty clear cut, but also quite narrow to me. If that was all that was considered a success in life, I would have a lot more failures to check off on my list […]
What does being an introvert mean to you? It took until the second year of university for me to properly come to terms with what it meant to be an introvert, and what it meant for me. I should begin by stating that, being introvert means something different to everyone, […]
Attending a university or college can and will be stressful for anyone, especially for a student right out of high school or secondary school. I can truthfully say that I may not have been as prepared at I should have been. Although High school tries to prepare you the best […]
Thinking about the academic aspect of university before you start your lectures and seminars can be extremely daunting. Here are the three main things I wish I had known before starting my degree, for any one who is about to start theirs. It’s overwhelming You’re aloud to feel overwhelmed when […]
Are you a bubbly, confident chatterbox? Or do you sit more in the shy, struggle-to-start-a-conversation box? The crazy thing is, wherever you are on the spectrum, you could find yourself feeling lonely at university. And it makes sense. You’ve moved away from family and friends and you’re living alone on […]
We all need to go through it. High School and everything that comes along with it. Bullying, friendships, heartbreaks, exams, stress and most importantly, all of the sleepless nights that come with preparing with each study session. Another semester is daunting upon us. No matter how old we are or […]
Anonymous blogger who would still like to share their experiences. I undertook a science-related degree, so not all my tips may not be transferable to all course types, however I believe at least one of these may be useful to different student’s studies. 1. Read This may be the most […]
Going to college as a young adult, especially right out of High School or Secondary school, you officially are on your own so to speak. You now must learn to manage on your own, whether that means buying your own food, paying rent, or even purchasing a car that you […]
Surprisingly, I found the first year of my English Literature degree easier than my whole two years of A-levels. I only had one exam at the end of first year that didn’t count towards my overall degree, whereas one thing I particularly despised about English Literature A-level specifically was how […]
Learning how to argue well is a skill that once learned will serve you for life. Once learnt, it allows you to respect others, and get into debate with them whilst acknowledging that everyone holds their own opinion and that’s okay. It’s a skill that takes some people longer than others to learn.
I loved cracking on with a good project at university. I loved putting my organisation skills to work and seeing everything come together. What I didn’t love however, was group work. I’m sure I’m not the only one when I say that group work at university was well and truly the bain of my life. I always had some pretty strong opinions when it came to group work, but I always kept them under wraps.
I’m not really one for new year’s resolutions but I do like to set myself a resolve for the beginning of each new chapter of my life. As I head back to uni to start my second year, there a few things I resolve to do. This will be my […]
A post for new students and tips for them to make use of freshers.
This is a post I wrote back in February when I was overcoming a horrid spell of feeling very low. I wanted to share this intimate post on here because, it’s the reality of a university experience for some. It was my reality and it may be yours. Having made […]
You’ve seen it in movies, you’ve read about it in books and you’ve heard tales from your friends. You’re probably buzzing about going to University – and you should be, it’s a fantastic experience. However, it’s by far an easy journey, and it’s by far the cliché it’s made out […]
Career networking has become a key tool in finding and advancing in one’s career. So, what is a career network and how to do you create one? A career, or professional” network involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, learn […]