Great leaders know how to listen. They are humble enough to learn from failures of their own and champion the lighthouse success of others. They act because their moral compass knows only that direction. And they build impact by igniting action.
So you've decided the university, the course, packed your bags, bought the bus or plane ticket and ready to get going on what should be a year of intense study, self-exploration and to ultimately get the degree you need to do what you really want to do...
I have therefore come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter which one you pick. Both guarantee a great and eye-opening experience. You can always go travelling after university, just like you can always go to university after travelling. If you want to do both, you merely have to decide on the order in which you wish to do it.
Student life is the doorsteps of adulthood and some even percieve it as actually being an adult. If you're about to enter this state of life, here are five things no official student brochure advertising for their particular campus will ever tell you.
University Law admissions officers seek out individuals who can ultimately prove a strong and uniquely pursued interest in law: personal initiative in obtaining legal experience; and a strong academic foundation suited to an LLB Law syllabus. These qualities will separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to comparing Law school applications of similar base academic achievement.
For many ambitious students at the end of their school career, the ideal next step is often studying their degree of choice at either Oxford or Cambridge. Whilst for some students studying specialist subjects it may be argued that other institutions may be better, and for some students the lure away from the UK to a perhaps more well-rounded academic experience at a US college may appeal, for the vast majority, the Oxbridge admissions maze looms large.
There is a growing problem in politics today. In both the left and the right there are those so self-righteous they will either refuse to engage in debate or try and prevent you from doing so. Often these are important causes that get hijacked by this oppressive minority.
Since the tuition fee debacle of 2010, the Lib Dems have seen their youth support abandon ship and float over to the Green surge or the Millifandom, and why I totally understand and sympathise with those who abandoned my party in 2010, I think it's time to consider hopping back on board...
As with anything that makes you 'different' though, there are plenty of misconceptions and annoying things that people of the less intelligent kind insist on saying to you over and over again. Here's my list of 7 things teetotal students are tired of hearing...
With the election of a fresh Conservative government what better time to re-write, what those on the continent call, the 'Human Rights Act'. I don't know about you, but there is no one I trust more than the party that has, in the past 5 years, marched over 900,000 adults and children to food banks, to create an independent 'British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities'. I mean, nothing says 'dignity for all' like relying on the generosity of others to feed your children.
Many people think of a career science as being all about long hours in the lab, but there's a brilliant flexibility. The opportunities to present your research, to interact at conferences and to carry out collaborations across the world are tremendously exciting.
We like to think that stress during exam time is caused by the exams themselves; we see cause rather than correlation. But maybe if we take a step back and look at all the other things we find ourselves doing as a result of sitting at home 12 hours a day we can tackle the root of the problem.
Having weekly meetings in which I had to present my work and ideas for moving forwards has greatly developed my confidence in giving presentations and developing my ideas in the work place. This practice has helped me significantly at conferences and other scientific events.
It is time to say: we conservatives are sick of it. We are sick of the vocal groups shaming us. We are sick of the liberal elite telling us what we want and how we want it. And shaming us is not helping your cause either. Liberals are becoming increasingly insular, retreating from dangerous ideas (what else are universities for?) and into their echo chambers of hatred.
Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.
But for some reason my finals at university were the least stressful exams I have ever done. By then, I had somehow learned how to look after myself during exam period. And if I can stay calm, so can you. Here's my advice...