The magical art of tidying up your iPhone Home Screen

The skill of minimising distractions is difficult. It’s hard to take stock sometimes of what you need to do right now and what you don’t. Our phones rarely leave our sight, and the vibrations travel right up our spine when that Facebook notification begs us to respond. More than that, while we’re working emails pop… Read more »

Do Less, Get More

Design your life with less. At the end of my second year of University, the advice I was receiving was to do as much as I can: build contacts, go to networking events, get an internship, do a part-time job, have side-projects, read, study, play sport. It was overwhelming. And during my degree I did all these… Read more »

Becoming a Minimalist

Minimalism is a way of life, it is a philosophy based around value. Minimalist living is mostly concerned with decluttering our lives of tangible objects. Inherently in becoming a minimalist, we relieve ourselves of many of the possessions we own and create a simpler framework for our lives. This will happen naturally when we start… Read more »

10 Must-Have App Mac Apps for Productive Students

From life-admin to remembering to submit your assignments to ensuring you never loose your work. The Macbook is a great friend throughout university and beyond, a worthwhile investment. Finding great apps you can use (most together with your iPhone/iPad) is difficult and it took me many years to find the good ones. So I’ve put… Read more »

Youth and our distaste

“Our mistake in despising young people is through our own ignorance of them. They are who we were not that long ago. Learning the bitterness of life and experiencing things for the first time. We are but foolish if we forget that learning never ends. Do not look at people as learned, full humans; but… Read more »

Formatting an essay

I’ve seen a lot of advice out there on formatting an essay. Some say just use Arial font and double space; other’s discuss margins; and some look at headers and footers. But what’s the best way to do it? This post is here to help you figure out the best formatting for what you need to do…. Read more »

How to take notes

How to take notes in lecturesWhen it comes to how to take notes in lectures we all have different methods. Here the three best note taking styles I’ve used: Standard Method: This is the basic note taking style. If you’ve ever taken notes at college, it’ll probably be like this. It is set out in a… Read more »

How you can focus in lectures

If you’re struggling to focus in lectures, these simple tips will help you to boost your concentration. After the initial buzz wears off, we all know lectures can be really dull. Some lecturers don’t seem to care or want to be there; many are terrible at presenting; some speak way to quickly, and some way to slowly. Being… Read more »

A poem of the moment

These are just some thoughts, I think, that came to me at the kitchen sink. Does my mum love my dad, and if so why are they so sad? And does my dad love my mum? What does it mean if love’s not there, what happens to all the things they share? I think some… Read more »

Time without clocks

Can you imagine a day without time? No need to be here, or rush to get there. Just, here, now? I recently got back from a rock climbing trip. Three days spent camping, climbing & contemplating. All spent between a cliff and the sea with 5 others, all friends from our University’s climbing society (apart from one,… Read more »