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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Friends & Family

Comparison

‘Everyone has secrets they don’t wanna share. Everyone has a past that no one has heard about. Everyone has talents that people don’t notice. Everyone has a story left untold. So never start judging someone, thinking like you know them because the truth is you probably don’t’. – Lupytha Hermin   It’s easy to look […]

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Faith

Thank God it’s Friday

And Monday and Tuesday and …   I wish it was Friday. I can’t wait for the weekend. This week is dragging. How often do you have thoughts like these during the week? The promise of exciting things ahead- holidays, family celebrations, music concerts- can really help in propelling us through a difficult week, month […]

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Faith, Friends & Family

Inner Beauty

‘People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at a person’s thoughts and intentions’. We spend hours each week maintaining our outward appearance – our clothes, our hair, our skin – such things take up a large proportion of our daily thoughts. When we look in the mirror and see something ‘wrong’ with ourselves– […]

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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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Faith

What is your Anchor?

As we come to the end of the year and reflect on all that has passed, we tend to realise just how much we have to be thankful for- new friendships, exam successes, good health and the list goes on. For me, this has been quite an eventful year and I’m proud to have reached […]

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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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Faith, Travel

What I do to get the most out of my time abroad…

“Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain As a language student, I have recently had more opportunities to visit new countries. Going abroad has always been an exciting experience for me but I recently realised that there are a few things I can […]

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