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get yourself organised

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Yourself Organised

05 November 2018 | Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Getting Yourself Organised

Juggling deadlines, lectures, visits home and nights out can be tricky for any student, which is why trying to be as organised as possible is key to ensuring that all your deadlines are met. Even if you are the most unorganised person on the planet, it has never been easier to try and become a…

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common mistakes in student essay writing

Top Mistakes that Students Make in their Essays

31 October 2018 | Comments Off on Top Mistakes that Students Make in their Essays

As the first semester is well into its swing now, you may find that your essay deadlines are creeping up on you fast. This doesn’t mean you need to panic though! Writing an essay can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. Don’t stress, manage your time effectively, and you will meet…

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Different types of dissertation data

A Complete Guide to Dissertation Data

16 October 2018 | Comments Off on A Complete Guide to Dissertation Data

The dissertation topic you have selected, to a considerable degree, informs the way you are going to collect and analyse data. Some topics imply the collection of primary data, while others can be explored using secondary data. Selecting an appropriate data type is vital not only for your ability to achieve the main aim and objectives of…

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surviving freshers week parties

Surviving Freshers Week

05 October 2018 | Comments Off on Surviving Freshers Week

To be frank, during my first week at the university, I was so stressed by simply living in an unfamiliar city and seeing all the new faces that I nearly bought a ticket home. With actual presentations, essays and reports looming on the horizon, it could be daunting to stay social and make the most…

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improving your literature review

5 Common Mistakes In A Literature Review

06 August 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Common Mistakes In A Literature Review

Learn what can go wrong with this important part of your dissertation.   1. Too descriptive A literature review must go beyond a mere summary of what was reported by other researchers. Look for any drawbacks or limitations in their methodology. Comment on why you may be reluctant to trust their conclusions – perhaps because…

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choosing a dissertation topic

How to Choose a Winning Dissertation Topic?

25 July 2018 | Comments Off on How to Choose a Winning Dissertation Topic?

Choosing a unique and interesting dissertation topic may seem very daunting. After all, there are usually tons of existing research in your field of study covering nearly all important theoretical and practical developments over the last decade. How are you supposed to make a notable contribution to that? And how can you ensure that your topic…

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The New Anti-Plagiarism Software: How Scary Is It?

23 July 2018 | Comments Off on The New Anti-Plagiarism Software: How Scary Is It?

You’ve probably heard of the new anti-plagiarism software that can detect a different writing style. Worried about it? Relax – it’s unlikely to change much. Here are two reasons why. Firstly, such systems will cause lots of false alarms. Here is Cindy Chan. She came to the UK with rather poor English. Struggling through her…

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planning your dissertation writing

Preparing to Write a Dissertation in Advance

18 July 2018 | Comments Off on Preparing to Write a Dissertation in Advance

When preparing to write a dissertation, it’s easy to fall into the trap of procrastination and leave everything until the very last moment. After all, any research project seems to be monumental work and many students are frightened by its scale. Unfortunately, this approach usually ends up causing massive stress, as completing a full-fledged research…

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6 Common Mistakes in a Dissertation Proposal

16 July 2018 | Comments Off on 6 Common Mistakes in a Dissertation Proposal

What can prevent you from getting a high mark in your Dissertation Proposal? 1. No problem statement. Many students just pick a topic that seems fun and not too difficult to explore. However, your dissertation must attempt at resolving a particular problem. The problem should be current, important and clearly explained in the first paragraph…

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Common Graduate Interview Questions

02 July 2018 | Comments Off on Common Graduate Interview Questions

30 Common Graduate Interview Questions and How to Answer Them [UPDATED FOR 2020] Whilst you are writing your dissertation, you might also be applying for graduate jobs at the same time. The process can be very stressful, particularly when you’re invited for a face-to-face interview. Interviews typically are a good sign meaning that your potential…

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