Advice

By grace.mccabe, 19 April, 2024

As an undergraduate student, you are probably thinking that the last three or four years at university have just flown by. You have been working, studying, burning the midnight oil, partying and generally having the best time of your life.

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 12 April, 2024

It’s easy to forget about exams amid the buzz of attending classes, participating in extracurricular clubs and working part-time jobs. However, spending just one hour each week preparing for exams can lighten the workload during exam season.

Here are some tips for preparing for your exams during the semester so there is no need to cram in 200 pages of notes in one week.

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 5 April, 2024

Considering a study abroad experience? Every year many students choose to travel to another country to experience the culture and language, learn in a different environment and make international friends. This can seem like a big step. So maybe a good place to start is with a summer school experience.  

What should you think about and why would you book onto a summer school programme?

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 3 April, 2024

Academic writing is a skill that takes a while to develop. Here are nine tips to help you start your journey to becoming a stronger writer. 

1. Consider your purpose

It is your job as the writer to help readers understand what they will gain from reading your work.

What will they learn? What questions will they have that you can answer? Considering the lessons and perhaps even emotional responses a reader might have will help you to understand the purpose of your work. 

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 8 March, 2024

Nothing is more frustrating during the writing process than stopping because we cannot find an appropriate word or phrase. We have the idea in our head but no matter what combination of words we try, some awkward or informal phrases creep in.

Sometimes we lack the vocabulary and grammar skills; at other times we lack general writing knowledge in our discipline. This piece introduces five academic writing resources that provide advice and guidance for students while at university.

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 1 March, 2024

When choosing a course it is useful to begin by understanding what your expectations and ambitions are so you can start to explore the options that match these.

You will need to research course options in detail to ensure you are making an informed decision and avoid any disappointment or problems stemming from a lack of awareness. These are the seven factors to consider when choosing your degree course. 

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 26 February, 2024

When it comes to finding a university in Europe, the differences between universities and countries can be tricky to navigate and it can be daunting to discern best fit and make a decision. When it comes to figuring out where to study in Europe, a good place to start is university rankings, but sometimes you need to delve a bit deeper to find the right country for you.