Category Archives: University

The 10 things you’ll definitely see when your Student Union’s elections arrive

Brace yourself university students, it’s that time of year again… So you’ve got work to hand in, exams to revise for, dissertations to hand in (and the absence of a social life in that case) and other things to get … Continue reading

Posted in University | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thinking of becoming an Erasmus student? 7 great reasons to do it

For those of you who are studying a foreign language as part of your degree in the UK, you might find this article one of the more important ones you’ve read recently… For many students, Europe carries a vast array … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, University | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Exam motivation: 12 tips to get you started

Finding it hard to get started with your revision? Can’t settle down to it? Just staring blankly at your notes? You need to get motivated. The purpose of this blog post is to give you some tips on how to get … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Parenting, School, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s official: Pay disputes are going to affect more than just your lectures

It seems like pretty much every week I’m writing about this, doesn’t it? I’ve long seen the current dispute between University staff and their employers as being one of the most damaging in recent educational times – it’s just a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, University | Tagged | Leave a comment

Student Loans Company – An unfolding disaster

University is not cheap. Starting with this obvious statement seems like a no-brainer, but a lot of people underestimate just how much students are going to have to spend on University education. Currently, you’ve got a maximum of £9,000 tuition fees, … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Uncategorized, University | Tagged | 1 Comment

Top tips for parents: preparing your son or daughter for University

I’ve never forgotten my very first day at university. The car was packed with all my stuff and we made the long journey from the family home near Bristol to Lincoln where I’d be a nervous yet excited Fresher.  I can … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, University | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

£3m spent on wine at Cambridge Uni. Cheers!

Money is tight everywhere. What raises most people’s hackles is when waste is identified – particularly when this could be reinvested in the education system. It’s been a memorable news week, for those looking for the establishment to share in the pain … Continue reading

Posted in University | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tips for tutors: structuring your lessons

Getting the most out of a tutoring lesson means going in with a plan.  The purpose of this blog post is to provide tutors with tips on how to structure their lessons. We recommend that you start by: Greeting your … Continue reading

Posted in Online Tutoring, Parenting, School, Teachers, Tutor, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips for tutors: the best ways to tutor University students

Yesterday, I spoke to a tutor who focuses on providing one to one tutoring to University students. Her insights were interesting, and the purpose of this blog post is to share her tips with you. So how are University students different to … Continue reading

Posted in Teachers, Tuition, Tutor, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

What should I expect when I start my A Levels?

For many, it doesn’t bear thinking about, if I’m honest. The job market seems to not be built around those who are leaving university with a degree in hand and mortarboard on head, but around those who are 16 years … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Homeschooling, School, University | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment