Reflections of a mature student:Changing routine

One of the hardest things about going back to college with a full time job is juggling the two, for me working full time didn’t make sense and had to take a back seat. The transition from working full time to studying full time was hard at the beginning, it is a different type of…

Reflections of a mature student: Dissertation supervisor part 2

This blog post is going to look at what the supervisors expect from the student. Some supervisors may ask to meet with you or for you to submit your ideas to them for consideration. Each supervisor will fill half of their supervision spaces in this way. Most contact with a supervisor will occur in regular…

Becoming a proactive person

One of the areas that I have been trying to convey throughout my blogs from what I have learnt about self-help is the power of taking responsibility over my own actions. So when I cam across Stephen Covey’s book the “7 habits of highly effective people”, it really resonated with me. Convey talks about how…

Reflections of a mature student: Getting ahead of the game

So I started to read the handbook for writing your dissertation, these handbooks are great for giving you all the information that your college department is looking for when you hand in your projects. This blog post is just about what a literature review is and the best ways to approach the research of the…

A crazy thing that helps me write

Everyone has their own quirks when it comes to writing, I am no different. I have one or two that I am going to share. When I am looking to get my creative juices flowing I like doing housework, it really helps me get the juices flowing (honestly wish it was something more rock’n’roll like…