We all know that violence is wrong and should not be used but we also know that it occurs quite frequently in our world. I want to discuss violence when protesting and campaigning for change. Why do people feel the need to turn to violence when protesting on the streets? The fact is, those issues…Read more Turning To Violence?
If You Could..?
If you could enter your desired profession without a degree, would you still go to university or college simply because you love the subject? This is a question that I have asked myself, especially since yesterday's post got me thinking about what our perception of education is. As we know, university degrees have been taking…Read more If You Could..?
The Endless Waiting Game
I don't like to wait in anticipation for something good to happen. Whether it is a job application, work experience placement, scholarship or exam results. If I had failed or been rejected from any of these things, I would much rather have a clear cut no than a lukewarm maybe. I applied to another tuition…Read more The Endless Waiting Game
Occasionally on the news, we read stories about how in some countries like China where the economy has suddenly boomed, there are areas called ghost towns. These are vast areas where buildings have been planned, built and erected but not a single person lives in them. They are utterly deserted, as if they are contaminated…Read more Ghost Towns
Growing Up: Then And Now
Back then, they would pay people to go to university! That is how people tend to describe university life 15-30 years ago which leads me to the question, was it easier to grow up back then or now? The immediate answer would be it is easier now of course! I mean back then there were…Read more Growing Up: Then And Now
Paying People Poorly
Although there are many arguments for and against the idea of an minimum wage, the fact is that it exists in the UK. However, a key issue I have with the minimum wage system is that it discriminates in terms of age. Why does the minimum wage vary according to your age? The reason…Read more Paying People Poorly
Feeling Blue Under Blue Skies?
Clear blue skies, a warm blanket of heat in the air, very little humidity, it seems like the perfect morning to wake up early and enjoy the world by riding a bike along the river or taking a leisurely walk along sun kissed pavements. The only problem is I work on Sundays but lets not…Read more Feeling Blue Under Blue Skies?
To Learn Or To Live?
Whenever students come upon the crossroad in their life where they have to make a decision about what to study at college or university, people find it very easy to advise them with the words “do what you enjoy.” This is of course great advice but there are a few things which can make it…Read more To Learn Or To Live?
Dear elders, you have failed us.
It is like we have been dealt the worst hand. First, the recession causes doom and gloom to abound and then a government comes in that wants to shrink spending, squeeze it until there is nothing left. I do understand the reasoning behind this but education is far more important than winning the next election.…Read more Dear elders, you have failed us.