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
An inside look into Study Direct
... aaand my exams are back! I have extraordinary plans for my summer, but I still need to pass 4 exams before my summer can officially begin. I have to say that my exam timetable looks better this term as I don't have four-in-a-row like last time. As interesting as I find my course and … Continue reading An inside look into Study Direct
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
How I use my phone and laptop daily
As a student, I am expected to fill myself with new information every day, and as a member of today’s society I am expected to be contactable at all hours of the day. My phone is the perfect tool for me to meet these two expectations, and together with its constant presence and infinite knowledge, … Continue reading How I use my phone and laptop daily
Technology, technology, technology…
I use several devices each day for my personal life and academic study. It starts off with checking my iPhone when I wake up to see what emails I've received or if there are any changes to lecture scheduling for the day. I'll also check my calendar on my phone for the day's events. If … Continue reading Technology, technology, technology…
Phone or laptop?
Even though some find technology overwhelming and they feel they can’t keep up with all the latest devices or apps on the market, I personally find every technology-related thing I use very helpful. Since my Nexus 7 broke (or since I broke it) I’m only left with my laptop and my mobile phone. I find … Continue reading Phone or laptop?
The fact that it is exam period is visible in (and under) the eyes of most students on campus. I would say that I spend my time productively in the build up to exams, I do my washing, organise folders, tidy my room, write lists, clean the kitchen and go for walks. I occasionally find … Continue reading Exam Preparation
Completing an Assignment
The way I approach each assignment depends on what type of assignment it is; whether it is an essay, a research project, a short answer test or a presentation. The resources available also differ with each lecturer, some will put all the readings surrounding each subject area on the relevant page on study direct, some … Continue reading Completing an Assignment
End of first term – reflections
Before arriving at Sussex, the image I had envisaged of the university student Eva three months down the line was me slaving away until the early hours of the morning, frantically scribbling out essays, stooped over my desk every night surrounded by piles of books wearing thick reading glasses I had never needed before and … Continue reading End of first term – reflections