Non-Academic Lessons of a Year Abroad

Whilst a ‘study abroad’ programme does involve learning and attending your host university, you can absorb so much outside of your lecture theatre. Studying abroad is a huge journey of personal growth, and creating your own story… Independence Undergraduates at the University of Warwick can probably remember their very first term as being world’s away […]

The mature students’ exam survival guide

Revising for exams is hard enough at the best of times, but as a mature student, you’re likely to be juggling a whole load of other things on top. So how do you keep your head when everything around you is threatening to spiral out of control? By Julie Robinson Although no one’s going to claim […]

How to edit and proofread an assignment

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 […]

Down the rabbit hole…

Despite recently celebrating its 150 anniversary, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland still amuses, baffles and questions its readers. So let’s go down the rabbit hole and explore Carroll’s curious creation… By Nuala Clarke It begins with a white rabbit with poor time management skills and ends with a question: “Life, what is it but a dream?” […]

How To Overcome Presentation Misnomers

If you’re in university for any length of time then chances are you’re going to have to give a presentation. It may be for a seminar, assessment, job interview, conference, or something else entirely…By Philip Gaydon While some of us relish the opportunity to stand up and spout our opinions on a subject, others break […]

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