Seven Student Life Hacks & Tips

Seven Student Life Hacks & Tips

For those of us who have googled life hacks we know that the internet is chock-a-block with all sorts of cunning ways to organise clothing and prevent keys from being lost. What about life hacks for students? Student life isn’t always easy. Lectures and working take...
Notes on Note Taking

Notes on Note Taking

Despite the invention of smart phones, laptops and tablets, not much has changed when it comes to note taking. It doesn’t take long to realize that just writing everything down exactly as you hear it is going to give you a sore wrist, make your notebook disappear very...
The ‘Six Cs’ of Good Writing

The ‘Six Cs’ of Good Writing

Writing can be a lot of things: a simple Facebook status, an intricate poem, an 800- page epic, the instructions for a pack of noodles. Writing can always be what it needs to be and do what it needs to do. Academic writing is a vehicle for students to show their...
Study planning

Study planning

Realistic study planning should be designed to match your personality and lifestyle. Making general resolutions, such as ‘I will study X number of hours per day or week’, does not usually work and can make you feel frustrated, guilty, and inadequate. The...
Research 101

Research 101

“To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to pieces,” said iconic investigator Sherlock Holmes. No matter how great your ideas are or how well you can write, research is what gives academic work traction. Starting...