Work & Study

Black Literature Book reviews

This summer I have been making a conscious effort to read more Black history books and books by Black authors. Here is a selection of a few I’ve read recently, along with my honest reviews. An American Marriage- Tayari Jones This fictional story is set in Atlanta and Louisiana and follows the life of African-American […]

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Work & Study

Time in Lockdown

“Now is the time to be productive, better yourself and put your time to good use! ” – this message seems to be one of the most prevalent throughout lockdown period. I have personally found this focus on self-improvement pressurising and burdensome. It has been more helpful for me to spend time doing what I […]

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Faith, Friends & Family, Work & Study

Can Faith and Striving go together?

A friend and I were talking recently about the pressure society places on us to be ‘accomplished’ and have boxes ticked off like getting a ‘good’ job, buying a house and getting married, by a certain age. We agreed that this pressure is unhelpful and we agreed that working towards our own goals at our […]

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Work & Study

5 Holiday Study Tips

5 tips to motivate you to study over the holidays I am in my final year of university and over the past 6 or 7 years, I have always had to study over the holidays. Whether it be revising for January school exams or writing university assignments, the work never seems to go away. Holidays […]

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Work & Study

5 Reminders for Young Working Adults

As a young employee, I can sometimes feel down and discouraged when navigating the challenges of the workplace and my career. It’s easy to lose perspective and get caught up in the relentlessness of it all. It’s so important that we remember the 5 following points: 1. Take time to rest  Working towards goals can […]

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Travel, Work & Study

Top 8 language learning tips

“With languages, you are at home anywhere.” – Edward De Waal   Speaking another language is a great skill for many reasons! You can get to know people from different cultures and it opens up many new and exciting opportunities! However, even though it’s fun, learning a language is no easy task: it takes dedication and commitment. […]

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Faith, Work & Study

Rushing Around

The great omission in … life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space free from outside pressure which is the incubator of the spirit. — Marya Mannes As a student, I often find myself rushing from one thing […]

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Work & Study

5 Ways to be More Productive

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” Paul Meyer In this day and age it can be difficult to be productive and stay on top of things. Just like everyone else, this is something I struggle with. Whether it’s social media, Netflix […]

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Work & Study

7 ways to Manage Workload and Minimise Stress

Managing university/college/school work can be really difficult and stressful. With deadlines, assignments and so many other commitments to juggle, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are 7 things I did, mainly during my final year of university, to ease pressure and keep on top of things. Hopefully they will be helpful […]

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