Teen years can be tumultuous, with a whirlwind of emotions, changes, and challenges. Given the challenges of the past few years, with Covid lockdowns and the growing discontent around the world, it is no surprise that teenagers find their mental health being challenged. To add to those issues, their deep-seated concerns about climate change, social […]
In the fast-paced, digitally-driven world of today, students and young people face a never-ending range of distractions and pressures. From academic challenges to social media noise, the call for one’s attention is incessant and seemingly always present.
The recognition and acceptance of teenage mental health issues has brought many previously not-talked-about challenges to the surface and forefront of society. While it has now become more acceptable to admit that one is struggling, being about to name or labelled what is actually going on, helps to identify the causes, symptoms and ultimately to […]
With the events of the past few years, from Covid lockdowns to the recent escalating discord around the world, it is inevitable that mental health among teenagers is at risk. Add to that, the social pressures and tensions that teens face on a daily basis and the fact that internally they face a whole host […]
Memory is one of our most invaluable tools as students. Whether you’re in school, college, or university, enhancing memory can significantly boost your academic performance and overall learning experience. As part of our series on “How to Learn Effectively”, here’s a guide on how students can train and improve their memory.
University is a transformative phase, taking young adults from the structured world of high school to a realm where freedom reigns. However, with freedom comes responsibility. As students take on the challenges of higher education, they soon realize that university isn’t just about attending lectures or turning in assignments; it’s about self-growth. And at the […]
University is a time for growth and independence for many students, filled with new experiences, challenging courses, and a plethora of opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. At the heart of this academic journey is the necessity to conduct research.
There is always some form of controversy at all stages of education as to what effective learning should be. Similarly the debate on how rote and memorising of so-called key facts and information turns out to be ‘pointless’ in the greater course of life, still rages on. Almost all of us have at one time […]
This article aims to provide insight in to how the brain works to help students learn more effectively and efficiently. It is not an in depth description of the brain, its parts and functions.
The ability to communicate, whether it is socially, academically, or professionally is a great skills to both acquire and hone. While all students would have been encouraged to practise and improve on their communication skills in school, it is truly at University when communication skills come to the fore. For example, you might have an […]
Essential Time Management Skills Time management skills are essential for university students to succeed academically and maintain a healthy work-life balance. While some of these time management skills might have been important at school level, at Uni, you will be expected to juggle a lot more areas of your life, on your own, and without […]
Critical thinking skills are an essential part of every learning experience regardless of the degree-type you are pursuing at University level. These skills allow you to actively engage with ideas, concepts and arguments. They will also encourage you to think and consider information and evidence analytically, challenge assumptions, consider alternative perspectives before arriving at a […]
Vaping has become a popular trend among teenagers in recent years. It’s important for us to have an open and honest conversation about the potential dangers associated with this habit. While vaping might seem harmless or even cool, it’s crucial to understand the risks and make informed decisions about our health. In this article, we […]
Social media has become an integral part of our lives, shaping the way we communicate, connect, and share information. For teenagers, in particular, it has become a ubiquitous presence, influencing their social interactions and self-perception.
It was not that long ago that the use of mobile devices and social media in to schools and in to the classroom was something that left educators quaking. All they could see were the bad outcomes of students glued to their screens and the negative impacts of social media.
Your exam period is posibly one of the most stressful periods ever in your entire student life. All the years of your hard work culminating in just a few hours of testing. Regardless, once the paper is over, you have to accept that you’ve done your best, and that you no longer have any immediate […]
The value of good mental health cannot be over emphasised and thankfully we are all now more willing to openly acknowledge when we are in distress and need help. For young people, being in tune with themselves and knowing the upper limits of their best self means that they are able to verbalise their difficulty […]
It has long been recognised that physical health is important to the overall well-being of a person. However, it is only relatively recently that mental health has begun to receive the attention and support that it needs and deserves. Mental health issues can range from small episodes of feeling down and anxious to serious bouts of […]
Learning to write essay type answers whether in exams or for an assignment, takes both practise and experience. Over time, you can learn to learn to develop ideas and points that are relevant and compelling to write a strong, well-structured essay.
“Use keyboard shortcuts! Use an updated computer!” These are some of the most common things that we hear whenever people are trying to provide tips and tricks that would boost desktop productivity in the digital space. While these are not wrong, they feel rather… inadequate.