Who fancies spending some of their summer mentoring a bunch of moody teenagers? At first, I didn’t think I’d want to either, but after loads of investigation and a few inspiring testimonials later, I thought I may as well apply for NCS. For those of you who don’t know, the National Citizenship Service (NCS) is a four-phase programme designed to increase teenagers’ confidence and teach them how to be a true citizen. The Team Mentor role, specifically, sees you being assigned a group of twelve 15-17-year olds and working alongside them every step of the way.Continue reading
Time Management. The thing we know we need to do but really can’t be bothered doing. I’m not afraid to admit that, last year, I was quite happy sailing along leaving everything until last minute, whether it was an assignment, exam prep or textbook reading. But when I pretty much scraped my way through 1st year, that’s when I realised I should probably change my ways if I want this £9,250 per year to pay off. So, there’s the fact that I’m not only in 2nd year, when grades actually count, but I have uni, a part-time job, extra-curriculars, friends and family to somehow fit into a 7-day week.
This is where the wonders of time management come to play. At first, I thought I’d write this post about the best ways to manage your time efficiently and make the most out of your free time…but that would imply that I completely know what I’m doing which certainly isn’t the case. However, I can suggest some tips which have helped me get by and manage the workload since entering second year.