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The Best Languages to Learn at University

The Best Languages to Learn at University

Whether you’re considering studying a language as your degree, or as an extra module, or you’d prefer to self-study, it’s a perfect way to enhance your skill-set and spend your free time. Language learning demonstrates resilience (languages aren’t easy), dedication (it requires life-long learning) and a good memory, amongst other assets, to future employers and […]

Why Engaging Students is Vital for Universities

Why Engaging Students is Vital for Universities

The term student engagement is becoming increasingly prevalent in higher education circles, but what does it actually mean? Why is it so important? And where are we currently going wrong? What student engagement looks like Student engagement can typically be separated into three categories; Behavioural engagement: these are behaviours that can be considered constructive to […]

Learning to Prioritise Yourself

Learning to Prioritise Yourself

Whether its friends, relationships, families or studies its sometimes really easy to put everything else before yourself. Taking care of our own needs is often secondary to taking care of the needs of others, but this can have a serious impact on your mental health. Here’s why you should prioritise yourself: Family So you’ve started […]

Navigating University Relationships

Navigating University Relationships

Uni is a weird time for relationships. Some people are going long distance, some go to uni together, some get together at uni, and others want to be as untethered as possible. None of these options are wrong. Here are some of the things my friends and I have learnt about navigating university relationships. We’re […]

All the reasons you should consider volunteering

All the reasons you should consider volunteering

Throughout my time at University, I have participated in many volunteering opportunities. These range from working in a secondary school teaching children literacy skills to helping the elderly with computer skills (even though I barely know my way around an excel spread sheet myself, but nobody needs to know that…). Even though this may not […]

The Ins and Outs of a Gap Year

The Ins and Outs of a Gap Year

It’s not always youth hostels and backpacking… When you first hear the words gap year, what images come into your mind? People riding on elephants in Thailand? Or working in an office somewhere 9-5 getting experience in before university begins? But what actually happens when you decide to take a gap year? This happened to […]