Why Should You Take A Placement Year

female sat at table working on laptop, applying for her placement year
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

For those of you in your second year of university, it is probably the time of year to start thinking about whether or not you wish to take a year out from your studies for either work experience or to study somewhere different for the year.

How To Do Well In The Second Year Of University

So you’ve somehow made it through the first year of university and are ready for the challenge of the second year. But after that enjoyment of student life and the somewhat smaller step from A-level than GCSE to A-Level was, its probably time to give some thought of how you are going to tackle the second year of your degree. Plus this year count towards you finally degree, the first year didn’t, so time to make those plans.

How To Run A Student Blog

A desk set up, with the model working at their laptop

I've typically stayed away from writing how-to posts since I've always believed as I'm not a master of anything and that there is probably always someone who is more experienced and well versed in a subject than me. Probably a bit of imposter syndrome there. But since all the time I've had this blog, which is around 5 years now, I've been a student, writing a post about how to blog while also being a student seems like something I could give advice on.

5 Ways To Be More Environmentally Conscious As A Student

A photograph of the sea through the leaves of a palm tree, reminding us why we should be environmentally conscious

One thing I've tried to focus on here and while being a student is ways to be more sustainable and caring for the environment and wildlife.

It can be difficult at times to be completely sustainable as a student, or really just anyone on a tight budget, since being sustainable for the most part means spending more money than when purchasing less environmentally friendly alternatives. Which for most of us we can't afford on a regular basis since maintenance loans aren't an awful lot after the necessary costs are taken away.

How To Budget As A University Student

For many of us univeristy is our first big step into being an independent adult. Partially living by ourselves and partly still living with our parents. This middle ground is kind of one of the reasons I chose to go to uni.

Student Bullet Journal Page Ideas

The image shows the semester overview of a bullet journal for September and October

Over the last two years, I've found having a planner/organiser to be extremely helpful when trying to organise university life. With trying to balance meeting new friends, seeing old friends, lectures, assignments and sports teams and societies having somewhere to note everything down can make your life a whole lot easier.