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Changing course and university – how I did it

When I was in sixth form, I was overwhelmed with information on choosing the right course and pathway for me. After weekly sessions on personal statement writing and multiple trips to UCAS exhibitions, I thought to myself – ‘I’ll just do what I’m good at’ that way, you can’t go wrong, right? So, for me,…

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My lockdown experience

My experience of lockdown as a student has had its ups and downs, as you would imagine. Being confined to our homes with no outside social interactions with fellow humans has been tough and goes against our human nature. Nothing compares with going to university for the first time and experiencing the full uni student…

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My lockdown experience

During lockdown many students were faced with adapting to new methods of learning, which presented some problems. However, there were several strategies which I developed for ensuring I stayed motivated during this difficult time.   Remote learning   Adapting to remote learning at first presented a few problems, one of which was that you were not within…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

With a foundation degree in Sports Coaching and Development and now currently studying a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree, I can safely say I’ve had a lot of learning opportunities and reflection on my experience thus far. As a second-year Sport and Exercise Science student at the University of Brighton, most of my…

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My lockdown experience

Lockdown struck towards the end of my placement year, so not only did my studies go remote but also my placement role, which is a full-time job. However, certain support and routines have really helped me to cope and continue doing well during this difficult period.   * Keeping to a routine – This has definitely…

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My lockdown experience

With the rising concern of covid-19, educational institutions including schools and universities had to make the major adjustments of shifting to remote learning. As a student who has never experienced home-schooling or distance -learning of any kind, adjusting to this type of change was quite challenging. For example, I was used to meeting my friends…

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My lockdown experience

Initially I was worried about studying and completing assignments at home during lockdown. This was because I did not have access to the library or face-to-face contact with lecturers in seminars. However, the university used a programme called Microsoft Teams to allow lecturers to complete online sessions. This took a little while to get used…

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Beginning your placement search (fashion/textiles)

Thinking back to this time last year I am reminded of how stressed I was at the prospect of finding a placement that would fulfil me and that would look great for my CV. Now a year later I feel that I have really flourished and part of this is to do with all of…

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Dealing with university workload

Managing your workload at university is an important aspect in achieving a healthy work/play balance. Deadlines are often set at the end of semesters and so can lull you into a false sense of security over how long you have. This blog will outline my top tips for managing your work whilst still finding time…

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The advantages of being a mature student

Although I don’t feel like one, coming back to university at the ripe old age of 23 has made me a certified mature student, and it’s definitely been a completely different experience to my last degree. Having fully settled in, I thought I’d make a blog about how exactly things have been brilliant, and see…

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