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My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador

February 1, 2019, by Issy My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador In 2018, I worked as a UoN Summer School ambassador for 2 weeks, based at Florence Boot Hall on University Park Campus. It was an experience I’m so glad I wa...

How To Win A Scholarship: The 5 Most Important Things

Scholarship applications are challenging. First, you have to search for opportunities and you need to be very diligent during that process. Then, the application process starts. You’ll be writing one essay after another, while waiting for...

Poorer students put at disadvantage by university application process, charity warns

Study says the current system relies too heavily on predicted grades and personal statements...

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Let’s welcome our new moderators!

Short version: This looks like a culture change. A bit more guidance on that culture change might make it go smoother. Long version: So, I hang out on a variety of forums, some of which are a free-for-all, one at the opposite end in a quite...

Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work

Joining a writing group can be a wonderful way to spark your creativity and increase your commitment to writing. But what makes writing groups work? Six writing groups from around the world share their tips to a supportive writing group. Wr...

Write a Book that Authors the Change You Wish to See in the World

Learn how to write a book that authors the change you wish to see in the world. Not all writers start out as writers. Some of them begin as people who want to make a difference. Maybe, like them, you are an activist who regularly works to b...

The WD Interview: Author N.K. Jemisin on Creating New Worlds and Playing with Imagination

N.K. Jemisin wants to be a “storyteller of a writer.” It’s an ambition she claims not to have mastered, but many who have lost themselves in Jemisin’s tales of captive gods and stone eaters are sure to disagree. Through her three ep...

Filing Your Taxes as a Student: Expectations vs. Reality

If the words “tax season” make you break out in a cold sweat, don’t worry—we get it. All the paperwork and weird codes can be a little intimidating. It also doesn’t help that there are a ton of misconceptions about filing an incom...

Struggling With Your Dissertation? Same Dude

March 10, 2019, by Anjni Struggling With Your Dissertation? Same Dude With just shy of a month left of this term and dissertation deadlines for third – and forth! – years looming, you might not be the only one feeling like you’re in o...

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How Political Can You Get Without Blacklisting Yourself?

John-Wayne said: ↑ the moment you bring up anything… be ready for a fire storm. Click to expand… I agree. John-Wayne said: ↑ It’s best to avoid it at all costs. Click to expand… I wholeheartedly disagree, but the...

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