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

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

Printed vs. Digital

In this blog post I'll compare printed resources to digital ones from a reader's and student's point of view. If we start where everything starts (or ends) for a student: money. E-books are definitely cheaper than printed books. You also don't have to worry about P&P. They are all easily accessible, either through online stores (printed, … Continue reading Printed vs. Digital

Second Year Students Survey Results

Following the success of a survey about pre-arrival readings we did this time last year, we decided to alter it slightly and use it to enquire about second year students’ book purchasing and reading habits over the summer. The number of participants almost doubled to 192 thanks to better publicity and the added incentive of … Continue reading Second Year Students Survey Results

5 things I wish I’d known for my first essay

Apart from sorting out my Student finance and other important documents I didn't spend much time preparing for my second year. The reason for this is probably that I just couldn't find the time to do it on one hand and on the other there wasn't a specific list of books, which we would use … Continue reading 5 things I wish I’d known for my first essay

APS Conference 2014

This month we attended the APS 2014 conference where booksellers, publishers and other professionals were discussing the issues facing them right now. Lenart, Eva and I sat on a panel alongside three students from Greenwich University and answered questions on what resources we use, our opinions on e-books and where we obtain resources for our … Continue reading APS Conference 2014