Archive for January 2019

Procrastination – the gift of time

Procrastination is never seen as something good – probably because the world belongs to the do-ers! – and because there is so much information and change happening now, that if you are not staying on top of it then it becomes very difficult to catch up afterwards. No one perceives that they have time anymore…

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Are you a freelancer or an entrepreneur?

If you are one or the other – then you need to know the difference, because the people who will read your CV certainly do. The easiest way to distinguish the two is probably to think long term. A freelancer is someone who always intends to work alone, part of the gig-economy, self-employed, who will…

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Should you start your own business while at University?

We all wish that deep inside we were Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of university to found Facebook, or that within a few years of finishing university we might be multi-millionaires. It might, or might not happen, however, whether you will fail or not, starting your own business whilst at University could be the best…

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Why should universities worry about Brexit?

No, no, no! I will not discuss whether Brexit is good or bad for the UK as it’s a political question and a very personal choice for so many. However, what is important is how universities will be impacted if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. UK universities rely heavily on foreign students.…

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2-year degrees: a good or a bad idea?

On the 23rd January 2019, new legislation was passed in the UK to allow universities to offer two-year bachelor’s degrees for some subjects. The new scheme will start in September 2019. I was very saddened when I first heard this news. It makes perfect economic sense to both parents and students to do a two…

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Do tuition fees matter?

Recently there has been a lot of discussion in the news about tuition fees and whether the price of them is fair or not. It has also been argued that higher tuition fees will prevent poorer students from attending university and additionally that it’s unfair that richer students who pay up front don’t need to…

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How conditional are “unconditional offers”?

Over the last few years the number of unconditional offers has dramatically increased from 3,000 in 2013 to 117,000 in 2018 (source: BBC), meaning a much higher proportion of students are now getting these types of offers. However, the word “unconditional” can be a bit misleading. There are two types of “unconditional” offer: The university…

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Why Are Extra-Curricular Activities Important?

A lot of people say that extra-curricular activities are great for your CV. It is certainly true but this is not the only reason why you should be involved in them during your university life. Extra-curricular activities broaden your overall university life experience. They allow you to make new friends, develop new skills and try…

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