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Interview with an Msc Aviation Management Student

Interview with an Msc Aviation Management Student

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. This week I decided to bring you another interview with one of my friends who is an MSc Aviation Management student. I hope you enjoy it. 1. Introduce yourself Hello, my name is Olga, […]

The art of saying ‘no’

The art of saying ‘no’

When we were younger, we seemed to be able to say ‘no’ without worrying about the consequences. As we grow up, we seem to find it hard to say no. Somehow, saying yes felt more like an obligation more than a choice for us. We’ve […]

National dates – international student perspective

National dates – international student perspective

Did you know that Mother’s Day has a different date in almost every country? During my first year in the UK, and as a university student, I discovered so many national dates and how diverse, weird and creative they can be. First of all, I […]

My mum’s birthday in quarantine

My mum’s birthday in quarantine

Hey everyone, I hope you are well and staying safe. Last week was my mother’s birthday, and since we are in quarantine, we couldn’t go out to any restaurant. Since my mum loves a good brunch, I decided to organise a small one for her, […]

Receiving compliments

Receiving compliments

I feel uncomfortable with compliments. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel the same way? When someone compliments me, a lot of questions go through my head. It’s easy to overthink compliments, especially when they don’t happen very often. Sometimes, it even made me doubt […]

Useful supermarket deals during lockdown

Useful supermarket deals during lockdown

We all aim to get the best deals when shopping, and since lockdown, that has increased. As students, we try to spend as little as we can and that’s why I started to dive into the supermarket world. This current situation gives me more advantage to […]

Interview with a Hospitality and Tourism Management Student

Interview with a Hospitality and Tourism Management Student

Hey everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. This week I decided to bring different content to my blog. Since I am always talking about my course, today I am bringing you an interview that I did with one of my best […]

Don’t be scared of being honest

Don’t be scared of being honest

You know what they say, honesty is the best policy. Let’s face it, it’s so hard to be honest in this complex and fraught world. Honesty is associated with dreadful confrontation. Punishing people for being honest has been unintentionally normalised. Suddenly, it is not safe […]

What I have opened my eyes to during lockdown

What I have opened my eyes to during lockdown

Lockdown has made me realise that even though the world has stopped working as it used to, chores still go on. Don’t get me wrong, I do clean, organise and keep myself working but there are some activities that increase a level of responsibility day […]

Surviving the dissertation: Tips and how to be motivated for 8 months

Surviving the dissertation: Tips and how to be motivated for 8 months

Hey everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. I can’t believe that I submitted my dissertation on Monday, and I am one step closer to finishing my undergraduate programme. Today I am here to give you some tips for next year when […]