Work

Starting a business venture

Interview with ‘Weaving A New Story’ Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Maybe you have a dream, a passion or a hobby which you think has business potential but have no idea how to start. Lauren started dreaming about her business venture some years ago and she’s recently taken the plunge to […]

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Post-graduation tips

You recently graduated from university? Congratulations!  Graduating is such a huge milestone and a great opportunity to celebrate years of hard work. However, once the ceremonies end and the excitement wears off, it’s not unusual to feel down and overwhelmed. Finding a job, properly ‘adulting’ and navigating this crazy world isn’t easy- well, it hasn’t […]

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Work

Tips for starting a remote job

With lots of workplaces still encouraging employees to work from home, it seems virtual onboarding may be around for a while. I started a new job remotely and have never met any of my colleagues. I love working from home but it’s totally understandable to feel apprehensive about starting a job this way.   If […]

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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

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, Relationships, Work

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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5 Holiday Study Tips

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 are such a joyful time of the year and there […]

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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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Work

Why not Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your local community and also to grow as an individual. Lots of people have a negative attitude towards volunteering since it’s unpaid work but there’s actually so much you can gain and learn from volunteering!

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Travel, Work

Top 8 language learning tips

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

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