Canada: the country that forced Eva to buy a book

In Canada I had many new experiences; maple syrup became a staple in my diet (turns out it's great in curries), I felt what it’s like to walk around in -40’C, I witnessed politeness so extreme it made me uncomfortable, and, for the first time, I felt how it feels to buy a book for … Continue reading Canada: the country that forced Eva to buy a book

Review: Study Skills for Business and Management

Study Skills for Business and Management is a guide packed with tips and tools to help any business student get the most out of their degree. For first years it is a great introduction to university work and the different skills that are needed. The book also has a lot to offer second and final … Continue reading Review: Study Skills for Business and Management

Companion websites for textbooks

Something students always find useful are materials within a book they can use to test themselves. This is usually the case in science textbooks (maths, physics etc.), but not so often in my course. I remember having multiple choice questions and short answers questions in my book for Human Physiology in my first year and in Andy Field's Discovering … Continue reading Companion websites for textbooks

What type of textbook will make it onto my Christmas wish-list this year?

So we have heard about the ideal textbook from a geographer’s point of view, but what about a business student? Over the past two and a half years of my course I have been assigned around 18 core textbooks and have used many many more in further reading (click here to see how I manage … Continue reading What type of textbook will make it onto my Christmas wish-list this year?

Summer Internship at Google

I've learnt that I've secured a summer internship at Google in May, so I've been excited about it for the whole month before I started working there. Unfortunately the month that followed was also the assessment period and I guess due to my excitement, revision wasn't as expected, and I finished with a 2:1. Nevertheless, 2:1 isn't bad, … Continue reading Summer Internship at Google

Evaluating resources and using social media for studying

I would only spend money on university resources if I found it completely necessary, if there was no other option or if i thought that a certain book would have an enormous value in my course. At this point I must say, as I have also said in St. Alban's at the SAGE Booksellers' conference, … Continue reading Evaluating resources and using social media for studying

Differences Between First Year and Second Year

The disheartening feeling of not understanding my mother tongue has faded! The concentration and patience required to plough through the dense International Relations jargon found in my readings is now at a bearable level. Seemingly foreign words frequented sentences far more in first year’s readings, which must mean they have slowly permeated my vocabulary. This … Continue reading Differences Between First Year and Second Year

Print vs. Digital – it’s not a case of which is better

Over the course of my second year at Sussex University I have found I use digital resources far more than printed ones. From the very beginning of each of my four modules the reading lists have been posted weekly on the VLE along with links to sections of chapters/journal articles/websites along with them. In the … Continue reading Print vs. Digital – it’s not a case of which is better