Part Two - Why I studied my undergraduate degree

Part Two - Why I studied my undergraduate degree

A couple of weeks ago I wrote the first entry of this two part series about the undergraduate degree I studied here at Plymouth University, BSc (Hons) Geography. So without further ado, here is the concluding half of my reflection on some of the best bits about studying Geography here in Plymouth.

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Ways to deal with stress at Uni

Ways to deal with stress at Uni

Ever since I started this blog I knew I wanted to address this issue at some point during the year. As I’ve touched upon in my last blog, January has been a pretty dense period of deadlines and work commitments for me, and I know that for many other students exams have been an additional concern (as a Planning student I’ve not had to worry about them at least). These are four of the things I like to do when I’m really feeling under pressure, they might not work for you but I’d like to think that at least one could be helpful!

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Reflections on my first semester

Reflections on my first semester

Now we’re firmly into the New Year and I make the return trip to Plymouth after the Xmas break, I can’t help but reflect on my first semester studying my masters. I often find having a break away from the city gives me a bit of a fresh perspective on my life in Plymouth and I thought I’d use my train journey to get a few of my thoughts down for this blog post.

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Preparing for postgraduate study: finding yourself accommodation

Preparing for postgraduate study: finding yourself accommodation

Embarking on postgraduate study at Plymouth will likely mean a house move for a lot of you. For those in Plymouth already, it might be because current housemates are moving on from the city and leaving your current place unsuitable for you, whilst others will be coming from another part of the country or even another part of the world! Regardless, the topic of accommodation will probably be cause for a range of different concerns, but it needn’t be something to worry about as long as you start thinking about it well in advance.

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Preparing for postgraduate study: Organising your finances

Preparing for postgraduate study: Organising your finances

Financing myself during my masters was a big concern for me coming back into education. The new government loans of £10,000 were a lifesaver and really made the postgraduate qualification accessible to me, but I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get by on that alone. Here’s a few tips I’ve come up with for if you’re anything like me and having the same concerns about your money situation at university!

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Tips for essay writing

Tips for essay writing

Coming back to university after a couple of years’ break from studying has had its challenges I have to admit, and one of those challenges that I’d like to talk about today is writing essay assignments. Regardless of the programme of study, you’re more than likely going to be required to write at least one essay in your time and I’ve pulled together a few of my top tips for when it comes time to sitting down and tackling those assignments.

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Contemplating postgraduate study? Do your research at an Open Evening

Contemplating postgraduate study? Do your research at an Open Evening

As I mentioned previously, making the choice to go back into education and taking up postgraduate study was one that took me a couple of years to do in the end. Whilst I was trying to decide where I wanted to take my life, I was working full time and doing some research alongside that into what benefits a postgraduate degree would actually offer me, as well as where exactly I would want to study for that degree. 

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What to expect from your induction week

What to expect from your induction week

It’s been a couple of weeks since my induction onto my postgraduate programme and it feels like it’s been non-stop, just as it did when I think back to starting my undergraduate course all that time ago. Today I wanted to touch on a bit of what you can expect during that first week on a postgraduate programme at Plymouth, based on what I’ve been up to.

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