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16/07/2019

5 reasons you should consider studying in the UK

A university education in the UK is an amazing experience on many different levels. Of course, its universities are some of the best in the world, and many are also among the oldest in Europe. This tradition of academic excellence is just one of the reasons UK degrees are respected the world over, and students flock to ...
16/07/2019

Getting good at things – Developing a growth mindset

Researchers have known for years that almost no one is ‘born with greater potential to learn’ any subject. Nothing in our genes makes us good at maths or bad at languages. Nothing inherent to the person defines our potential to learn. If you’d like to see the proof of that statement, you might look up the work of Caro...
16/07/2019

Building good habits (and breaking bad ones)

Many modern thinkers tell us that we are largely defined by our habits, both mental, physical and emotional. Some readers will nod at this thought, and others will feel threatened. Still, ‘who we are’ as the summation of ‘what we do’. The story we tell ourselves about ourselves isn’t really all that important, exc...
16/07/2019

How to Choose a Great Career?

One of the most important things you can do before you go off to university is to decide on a career. Of course, real life is complicated, and our career trajectories don’t always work out precisely as we had hoped, but the skills you build and the training you receive at university will very much define what you can do f...
16/07/2019

Which Degree Subject is Right for Me?

Imagine going to a travel agent, and when they ask where you’d like to take your holiday, you hand them a credit card and say “I don’t care. Surprise me.” It’s absurd, of course. And yet, think of any three of your friends from school who are planning to attend college or university. Ask them what they actually...