This might just be the understatement of the century, but students are busy. We work on assignments, reading, exams, lectures, reading, seminars, societies and activities, paid work, and more reading. So, how – and why – bother with volunteering?
How are we supposed to know what our true calling in life is? Especially when there is still so much to experience, knowledge to gain, and our dreams don’t seem possible. Picking something and saying ‘this is my thing’ seems a bit crazy. I’ve always struggled with the word ‘career’, it’s not an inspirational word …
In doing a quick search on which skills employers need graduates to have, resilience came up several times. In a world of tremendous uncertainty, and with more attention being paid to well-being, it seems appropriate to unpick what ‘resilience’ actually means, and how you can develop and evidence it.
‘I never succeed at interviews…no-one is listening to my presentation…I’m not going to do well at this exam.’ If you have experienced these unhelpful and negative thoughts, mindfulness may help you to adopt a positive approach which can help you succeed in these potentially stressful situations.
This world is both a strange, scary and complex place as well as being the most beautiful, amazing and inspiring one. How you view it will impact how much you enjoy it and how much you can and are able to achieve.
One of the significant skills you may have to develop as you make the transition to university and living independently is the ability to manage your time effectively. Chemistry student and guest blogger Manpreet shares her experience and offers advice to help you succeed in your studies.
If you have experienced any of the symptoms commonly associated with mental health issues, you are certainly not alone. 1 in 4 of us may experience this during our lifetime and it can be particularly acute for students, living independently for the first time without the emotional support of family and friends.