I have to admit that when I left university I tried pretty hard to distance myself from the student world. Two weeks before graduating I moved out of ...
So you've just spontaneously booked a plane ticket to spend a weekend away in Berlin. But you are not so sure of what to expect, what to do and where to go... Here are some top cultural sights and cultural tips to consider when exploring Germany's capital!
There seems to be an arrogance in the higher education sector too when it comes to how domestic and foreign students are treated- we seem to be under the impression that because we have such world-renowned institutions of learning that students will keep coming no matter how we treat them. Maybe they will, but perhaps they shouldn't - perhaps Britain doesn't deserve them.
It's hard being a young girl these days. Someone always has a better instagram than you, with more pictures of detox smoothies that have more likes than your profile has put together. It seems that everyone else is exercising more, is doing better career wise than you, and has perfect hair while they do it.
No man is an island, and this is true not only as a life quote but also at the workplace. Therefore we must adopt a teamwork-based curriculum for schools to prepare students adequately for the real world, and this curriculum begins with emphasising histories of teams, rather than biographies of individuals.
In the last half of March 2016, three separate but interrelated events have served to heighten concerns about the European venture: The deaths of young people studying in Spain, the self-serving behaviour of some British politicians, and the horror of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.
A common criticism is that volunteering 'harms the local economy'. Jobs are taken that locals would be far more skilled in. However, volunteers can do important but easily learnt tasks that can liberate locals to do other, more demanding pursuits.
The vast majority of students are expected to vote in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, and I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with this fact. Why? Because I have no idea how I am going to vote, and I find it surprising that the demographic I belong to are already so sure of themselves.
This year we have seen various feminists and LGBT-Rights defenders indicted as 'intolerable', 'encroachers of LGBT-rights' and, most worryingly, unfit...
No matter what you read elsewhere, I believe that there are only fifteen interview questions you need to worry about. Sure, there are hundreds of in...
Dissertation deadlines creeping nearer, graduation dates announced, exam timetables released - the end of U.N.I is nigh. The question is, will we make it? It's not as if we haven't been training ourselves for this moment for the last two and a half years. It's the final stretch. But what if we fall at the last hurdle? What if our pole-vault snaps halfway up? What if...okay I've gone insane.
I mean, you'd think it would be pretty obvious. Students' union - the clue is kind of right there in the name. And yet, there still seems to be considerable confusion on the part of some.
These three messages - recognising people as individuals (rather than positions or functions), trying to understand them (instead of judging them) and separating the personal from the professional - are very much worth bearing in mind if you are seeking success in your career.
This is a brain revolution: an uprising against horrid headlines, an exercise to save sanity, a desperate attempt to try and renew passion in a profession, and I for one will happily declare "power to the people".
It is time to recognise that there is a serious problem in the UK, in the treatment of international students. Indeed, after paying unregulated fees through the roof, non-EU international students face an increasingly impossible situation upon graduation.
Encourage effort over results: Show the pupil that it is effort that is valued more than the end result. Through effort, you can encourage a development of self motivation, the ability to decide on their own goals, and the curiosity to experiment with different methods to achieve outcomes.