Those students who constantly bang on about university fees in the UK being £9,000 a year have now been silenced. No longer can they shout in demonstrations, protests and marches that the government is allowing universities to charge this amount, despite there being no tangible benefits to the majority of undergraduate students. Instead, they must…Read more Sly Government
To Uni, Or not to Uni?
As I stepped off the bus after an exhausting day at an assessment centre, I heard someone calling my name. It was a former tutee's father and he began to discuss the current situation he was facing with his son. To uni, or not to uni. He was of the opinion that going to university…Read more To Uni, Or not to Uni?
My Assignment @ On Assignment
I'm not new to the work experience scene but the first morning is always nerve-wracking. It is the little questions that bother us young eager to please work experience students. What should I wear? Am I overdressed? Am I under dressed? I am two minutes late, is that bad? How are the people there? Of…Read more My Assignment @ On Assignment
I Don’t Want To Get Bored Of Reading
Well Hello! As a university student, not becoming lost in the overwhelming reading lists is a constant challenge. Then ontop of all that, maintaining your personal love for reading is even more challenging. So when TopUniversities.com asked me to write a blog post for them, I knew what I should write about. Check out my…Read more I Don’t Want To Get Bored Of Reading
A Science Filled Day For An English Student?
Yesterday was quite a fun day at work. I was told to supervise a group of students taking part in a local 'Science Challenge' at my old college. The thing that appealed to me the most when I was given the description about the day was that I would simply have to be there. "Excellent,"…Read more A Science Filled Day For An English Student?
A Teenage Teacher
For the past four weeks, I have been teaching. Teaching is extremely different to tutoring. You can be a great tutor but that does not mean you will automatically be a great classroom teacher. I can almost imagine the hordes of teachers nodding their heads vigorously to this statement. They won't tell you but I…Read more A Teenage Teacher
Post First Year Of Uni
So my first year of university has finished-the teaching part anyway and normally this warrants a reflective post. I went to university without any real idea of how it would be. Obviously I had heard a few things from friends about how the first year was relaxing but even with that warning, I was still…Read more Post First Year Of Uni
As an English student, there are a few things that have occurred to me in my 17 weeks of learning. By the way, I only have three weeks left of my first year which is the first issue. They clearly do not know how to count. How can they call it a year when only…Read more University Life
Lecture Hall Perils!
I’m picturing the scene and it makes me think of Dumbledore calling for silence in the great hall. That is what my younger brother said when I told him how loud my lecture hall gets before the lecturer begins. No mate, lecture halls are certainly not anywhere near as grand as those in Harry Potter,…Read more Lecture Hall Perils!
Arise Student! Arise!
Life is hard when you have to wake up at 7 am. Oh yes, for eons and eons, I have avoided the bleary eyed mornings of waking up before the postman has collected his load for the day and those times when I would wake up for school have disappeared blissfully into the deepest hidey…Read more Arise Student! Arise!
"Sir, please can you give me less homework? I've started school and I have got so much this year!" As a tutor, this is something you tend to hear nearly every lesson at the start of the academic year as students try to dodge their way out of more work. Often, they may have a…Read more Excuse Season
The University Conundrum
I've just completed my A-levels and like thousands of students across the country, I will be going on to university this year. However, the ironic thing about this is that from a young age we were taught to work hard in order to achieve well in education but now the tune has changed. Apparently university…Read more The University Conundrum