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My experience of lockdown life

Hello everyone, my name is James and I am a final year Primary Education student. Today I am writing a blog about what it is like to be a student in lockdown. I am particularly going to focus on the social aspect and how I have been able to cope during this tough time. Firstly,…

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Does university really help your career?

I’ve always heard mixed opinions about whether or not university prepares you for work life. I had always questioned whether it was better to gain work experience or complete a degree. Could education really prepare me for a career? Clearly, I opted to get my degree, but it wasn’t an easy decision. In this blog piece, I’m going to…

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Preparing my university application

I was the first in my family to go to university, so when I applied, I was nervous about creating a strong application. I was fortunate to have a supportive sixth form that talked me through the UCAS application process. A significant part of this process is writing a personal statement that you create based…

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How I’ve changed at university

University is an amazing experience; you learn so many different skills, both inside and outside of the classroom. Everyone starts university at different points in their life. Some may be 18 and leaving home for the first time, others may be older or staying at home while they study. No matter the circumstance, the university…

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Preparing for university life

On the day I received my results from college and found out I was going to study Multimedia Journalism from the University of Brighton, I was excited. I knew I had so much to prepare for but because I was still abuzz from results day, my mind was running at a mile a minute. I…

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Making the most of online learning

It is a confusing time for everyone at the moment, and the transition from in-person lectures to online learning may make some people nervous, or apprehensive about what is happening with regards to their studies. In this piece, I will explain ways to help reduce anxiousness relating to online learning, as well as methods which…

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Commuting to university – advice from a graduate

More students than ever will be commuting to uni this year, due to coronavirus restrictions and the introduction of remote learning. As a former commuter student, I want to share my tips with you! Be prepared Some days commuting will mean you have an early start, so make sure you pack your bag the night…

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