Good nutrition is important for many reasons - especially if you want to keep your energy up, illness at bay and your concentration sharp while studying and working. We can often overlook our health when focusing on our careers, but it is worth remembering that looking after our basic needs is an essential, not a … Continue reading Spice is nice: student-friendly recipes
I recently sat down with our Careers Team to gather some information for the group of mature students I represent at my university. Apart from the university specific support, which isn't generally applicable, a few really important points came up which I thought were worth writing up briefly. This is in the hopes that anyone … Continue reading Mature students: How to view your mature status as an asset
I don't know about you, but I have been discovering lately that I am world class at procrastinating. I'm talking gold medal standard. And no, I'm not proud of that. Mark Twain said, "If your job is to eat a frog, eat it first thing in the morning, and if your job is to eat … Continue reading Procrastination: How to avoid the avoidance
The saying goes, “Mother knows best”, and (don’t tell my Mum I said this, but) it’s true… Why, you may ask, am I opening a blog post about business cards with this fact? I had been going to lots of events, both informal and formal networking opportunities, and meeting stacks of amazing lawyers but not … Continue reading Business cards for law students? Why the answer is, yes.
Well-being (noun) - the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. In a new series on the blog, focusing on well-being, I will be posting pieces on how to improve health and happiness while in the process of studying and finding jobs. The first of these is all about the benefits of yoga. Everyone always says … Continue reading Well-being: Yoga for Lawyers
For any wannabe barristers, one of the crucial things to get your hands on is a mini-pupillage. Mini-pupillages are essentially a period spent shadowing a barrister. This is usually at trial – meaning you get a proper chance to see what a career at the sharp end is really like. Mini-pupillages can be like gold-dust; … Continue reading Mini-pupillages: four ‘shortcuts’ to securing them
Moot (noun): a mock judicial proceeding set up to examine a hypothetical case as an academic exercise. Yes, that's the dictionary term for a moot. If you're a seasoned law student, you should be very familiar with the term. However, if (like me) you're new to law school, you won't have a clue what it really … Continue reading Mooting: Say, what now?
Yes, that's right everyone - FRESHERS' FLU is coming....and it's not pretty With lots of strange people (and new germs) mixing and mingling in confined spaces, the stress of change, burning the candle at both ends and using public transport daily - it's not surprising that most students get some sort of Freshers' Flu in … Continue reading Freshers’ Flu: how bad is it and how to cope
With student loans, maintenance grants and the expense of living the pressure to spend your pennies wisely, is fairly overwhelming. One way to help yourself (and your bank account) is to use student discounts. Discounts run the gamut: groceries, home-ware, tech, stationery, nights out, activities. You name it, you're almost guaranteed to find a student … Continue reading Student life: the best discount sites
Once you reach a certain age - the age when you are thrilled to be mistaken for someone a few years younger than you actually are - you start to hear this oft-repeated phrase, "age is just a number". And yes, that's partly true (see below) but once you are in an environment where your … Continue reading Being a ‘mature student’: Age is just a number