Ready, Set, Present: Be ready for your first conference presentation

There are many ways to make the most of learning experiences at university, and one valuable transferable skill is presenting to an audience. Katie talks about her experience of presenting at a conference for the first time and what she learned… https://studyblog.warwick.ac.uk/2019/08/22/ready-set-present-be-ready-for-your-first-conference-presentation/

Lost at sea: How to navigate the second year of a part-time masters

Undertaking a masters degree at Warwick is not for the faint-hearted. On top of that many students choose a part-time pathway, which brings a whole set of additional challenges for staying focused and succeeding. Katie shares some of the methods she and her classmates have adopted in order to keep the ship on course https://studyblog.warwick.ac.uk/2019/07/25/lost-at-sea-how-to-navigate-the-second-year-of-a-part-time-masters/

Writing is rewriting, right?

Creative writers know better than anyone the pain and necessity for editing work and they often spend months perfecting draft after draft. Katie shares tips and ideas from the writing toolbox that can shortcut some of the most common pitfalls and help refine your dissertation into a masterpiece https://studyblog.warwick.ac.uk/2019/06/25/writing-is-rewriting-right/

Accessible Higher Education: How can I influence my course content to be more representative and inclusive?

Have you ever felt your course and curriculum syllabuses don’t always represent the diverse student population here at Warwick? Do you come up against privilege biases in perspectives, theories, models, texts and data that are taught? To think about your role in shaping how your curriculum is developed so that it is more inclusive andContinue reading “Accessible Higher Education: How can I influence my course content to be more representative and inclusive?”

Am I a Researcher?

Unsure whether a final year research project or dissertation is for you? Interested in creative ways to build your skills and confidence for employers? Want more than just to be told what knowledge is important? To see how students can drive and shape their own learning experience at Warwick, Katie explores the possibilities and opportunitiesContinue reading “Am I a Researcher?”

Film review: Life of the Party

The comeback of the older, mature woman on screen 2018 has been one of the best years of cinema I can recall. Finally after decades of Hollywood and world cinema, female character of all ages are rightfully taking centre screen. LOTP is no exception. I’ve been an McCarthy fan for some time: Gilmore Girls, Saturday Night Live, TheContinue reading “Film review: Life of the Party”

The Privilege of Mental Ill Health in 2017 #MentalHealth

I am currently in the middle of what might have previously been called a nervous breakdown. I have faced some life situation adversities in the last few years that have collectively triggered a major episode of anxiety disorder for me.  However, I am not experiencing these adversities and responses from a position of disadvantage. Due to myContinue reading “The Privilege of Mental Ill Health in 2017 #MentalHealth”