Author Archives: Ananya

About Ananya

Biracial British-Indian graduate of History and Anthropology who relishes the social sciences, anthropology, history, colonial, post-colonial and subaltern studies, politics, gender studies and South Asian studies. Research interests: neoliberalism, structural violence, India, South Asia, transnationalism, nationalism, capitalism, social inequality, intersectional feminism, race, caste, religious nationalism, grass roots activism, mental health, gender, displacement, indigenous activism, colonial history of India, hindutva, religion. -- I also have a soft spot for dinosaurs, palaeontology, cats and baby birds.

My Top 5 Favourite Revision Techniques

It’s always useful to hear the techniques other people use for exam-prep, especially if you’re not so sure what techniques work best for you! It’s important to keep in mind that different revision techniques work best for different types of … Continue reading

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How to Get the Results, Without the Stress

Most students are dying to get the answer to the ultimate question – How do I get great exam results, without the added stress, and the long hours? It’s a tough question that has had students puzzled for years. How does … Continue reading

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Why the History Curriculum in British Schools Needs to be Changed

Many history degree students at university here in the UK do not necessarily look back fondly on their history classes in secondary school. While some wish to believe that they have chosen to pursue history degrees because they were so … Continue reading

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I Need my Marks Now, Not Next Month!

Ever handed your papers in on time, but haven’t received marks for them in over a month? I have, and apparently alot of other university students have the same problem. This weird university phenomenon is probably the one thing that … Continue reading

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10 Best Excuses for Not Doing Your Homework

I’m sure most, if not all students, have at least a few times (or more!) during school where they’ve handed in a homework assignment late, and so as not to get into trouble, given an excuse to their teacher as … Continue reading

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Informality in the classroom – Is it a good or bad thing?

I was talking to my friend’s little sister this morning, aged 17, about her experience in her current sixth form on the Isle of Wight. Above other things, what specifically stood out about her conversation, was her annoyance at her … Continue reading

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Tips for students – things to do this summer holiday

You’ve finished your exams, you’ve thrown your papers in the air, stripped yourself of your school uniform and now you’re ready for a long summer break of no studying and no school. … So, what now? It may appear appealing … Continue reading

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The Importance of Getting Your Voice Heard as a Student

Many young people, including students, often don’t realise the importance of getting your voice “heard”. As students, we have the right to speak our mind, and talk freely about topics that concern us, or which interest us. But, why is … Continue reading

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How a Student Can Earn Money While At University!

Have you just started your degree at university? Are you finding it difficult to conceptualise working whilst at university? Sometimes, for a student, it’s difficult to find, let alone juggle a part time job with university. However, if in need … Continue reading

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How to Cope with Exam Failure

Sometimes it can be very difficult to predict the outcome of your exams, whether you be in secondary school or even university. This is probably because, exams are arguably one of the most feared things in education for students. Whether … Continue reading

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