πŸ“š The Dissertation – Some Words of Advice πŸ“š

πŸ“š The Dissertation – Some Words of Advice πŸ“š

Probably the most daunting word in the vocabulary of university degrees, the dissertation is rarely looked upon with glee and excitement. After months of structuring, writing, reviewing, re-writing and editing, finally submitting the finished 10,000 words back in April was such a great feeling. And recently finding out I got a first for it was all the more rewarding. Even though it was a long process that wasn’t always smooth sailing, it brought me so many important life skills and, rather than killing my enthusiasm, it has in fact heightened my interest in the topic that I was studying.

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πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Sporting Excellence Scholarship πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Sporting Excellence Scholarship πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

When I first started my degree as an English student, I thought that balancing student life with the athlete life of a swimmer was going to be tough. But coming to the end of my time here at the University of Plymouth, I can easily say it has been the best three years of my life, and I owe a great part of that to the Sporting Excellence Scholarship programme.

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🦐 Jules’ Recipe Of The Month 🦐

🦐 Jules’ Recipe Of The Month 🦐

With the stress of completing a dissertation during these past few weeks, my diet has taken a pretty questionable turn for the worst. A lot of coffee, a lot of ready meals and a lot of sugary snacks were needed for those all-nighters. But having submitted my 10,000 words on Monday (YAYYYY!!) I am now determined to get my healthy eating regime and love for cooking back on track! And what better way to kick it off with these amaaaazing prawn fajitas with homemade guacamole? Quick, cheap and so delicious, impress your housemates at your next fajita night.  

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πŸ˜– Getting Through Third Year πŸ˜–

πŸ˜– Getting Through Third Year πŸ˜–

After what seems like a lifetime since Christmas, we’ve made it to the Easter holidays! Unfortunately, for third year students in particular, these holidays aren’t really a period of rest and recuperation. But even though the majority of my time will be spent finalising and perfecting my dissertation, I have discovered some ways to help me to enjoy the work I’m doing and that help me to work more efficiently! Hopefully they can help you as well…

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