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My Opportunity To Admire The International Space Station

10 August 2017
It was July 26, 9:47 PM. This night, believe it or not, my life changed. It was in the afternoon when I was informed that the International Space Station would be visible to the naked eye, starting at 9:47 pm local time and for five minutes from then. I was, of course, very excited. My … Continue reading My Opportunity To Admire The International Space Station

What can we learn from Einstein?

04 August 2017
Have you ever cursed the pure memorization of facts just to pass an exam? Then you are in very good and prominent company indeed! Albert Einstein was known for his distaste of the learning of facts and argued that education should not be the learning of many facts but rather the learning to think. Indeed, … Continue reading What can we learn from Einstein?

Visiting London for the LSE Summer School

28 July 2017
It was my maiden voyage to London. It was also my first visit to the world-renowned university – London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The LSE Summer School, taught by professors with deep expertise, attracts knowledge seekers over to world. With frequent public lectures, talks and debates by distinguished guests on current issues ranging … Continue reading Visiting London for the LSE Summer School

Sweet, sweet victory

25 July 2017
On the 18th I got my results. While I was very tempted to publish a post a few hours after having checked my results, in the end I decided to wait at least 24 hours to cool off and I am glad I did. My previous post felt a bit like I was bragging, and … Continue reading Sweet, sweet victory

Rules of engagement

19 July 2017
This post is written by Mariann, student member of the Inclusive Practice Panel I am sure that many of you already know the feeling. It’s July, the days are longer, the sun is out and you have just finished your spring exams. Take a deep breath. You know that you have done your best and … Continue reading Rules of engagement

Spirit of continuity

13 July 2017
Countless hours of sleeplessness, anxiety, struggling to read, reading and thinking critically have paved the way for a fresh round of challenges, which I look up to. The finals have long been over and I hope to have done well. The post examination experience has deceived me of my expectations of a hollow feeling of … Continue reading Spirit of continuity

To Read or Not to Read, Is that the Question?

06 July 2017
Do I have to read a lot as a student of University of London? How much should I read? How do I tackle the extensive reading lists?

Gemstones of this course year

26 June 2017
To complement my last post, I decided to write about the most helpful resources I used this year in order to prepare the two modules I had registered for (‘Intro. to English Language’ and ‘Renaissance & Restoration’). Almost all of these are specific to the BA English degree syllabus, but perhaps students from other disciplines … Continue reading Gemstones of this course year

Now that it’s over: Reflections on my CertHE experience

15 June 2017
I was extremely busy from January to April preparing for my CertHE in English exams that I did not post to the UoL student blog during this period. Now I have completed my exams and enjoyed a period of rest, I think it is a good time to reflect on the period that has passed … Continue reading Now that it’s over: Reflections on my CertHE experience

Post-Exams: What Next?  

13 June 2017
What to do now that exams are over?

A year’s evaluation (2016-17)

06 June 2017
My, my. What a roller-coaster this year has been, phew! I see myself now in a very different place from the starting point of my journey. Throughout this year I have reconnected with myself, learned one or two new things and basically enjoyed getting lost in books. If you are anything like me, you probably … Continue reading A year’s evaluation (2016-17)

Preparing For The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Awaiting Exam Results

01 June 2017
Have you seen the episode of ‘How I met Your Mother’ where Marshall is waiting to see if he passed the New York state bar exams?  The conflict is that he lost his password and can’t log into the candidate portal, which means he was to wait even longer to see if he passed or … Continue reading Preparing For The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Awaiting Exam Results

Processing Exam Results And Farewell, My Fellow Peers!

23 May 2017
Having been so busy studying all the time, I was already in my third year when I discovered the University of London International Programmes Official Student Blog and decided to join the clan of student bloggers. My first post on the Official Student Blog was ‘Beginning of the End’ in September 2015, and here I … Continue reading Processing Exam Results And Farewell, My Fellow Peers!

Journey update: Being Confident In Your Exam Preparation

11 May 2017
My examinations are over. It is hard to believe, and right now I feel a bit lost. Suddenly my mornings are free, and although I have a to-do list for the forthcoming months (a pretty long one), there is some weirdness in this sudden lack of structure. I wanted to write here in part to … Continue reading Journey update: Being Confident In Your Exam Preparation

Bridging the Gap Between Exams and Results

04 May 2017
Hello readers! I put our next conversation in the form of an interview, its topic being “what to do in the time after our last exam and before we receive our results“. The content doesn’t exclusively reflect my own experience but I mostly drew from discussions with friends and myself. Hope the exchange will provide … Continue reading Bridging the Gap Between Exams and Results