• Lifestyle,  University

    Best of Both Worlds – and Education Systems.

    I consider myself lucky – I get to spend 4 years pursuing my undergraduate studies in the United States of America, and now I’m here in the United Kingdom, pursuing my 1-year postgraduate studies. Coming from a small Southeast Asian country named Malaysia, being able to pursue my studies in two different countries has been an opportunity of a lifetime. It has helped shape my perspectives and showed me a whole new side of the world. Today, I want to share just some of my experiences in these two different education systems. 1) Slight differences in the naming conventions. I find it both interesting and confusing at how we name…

  • Featured,  Huddersfield,  University

    Why joining a society or sports club is a good idea

    Sometimes, when you’re focusing on deadlines and essays, it’s easy to forget that there’s so much more to university than lectures, seminars and assignments. Here at the University of Huddersfield, we have plenty of different extra-curricular sports, academic groups and social clubs to keep everyone entertained; but joining in with student-led societies is definitely one of the best things you can do at uni for many more reasons… 1. Meeting new people, and making new friendships Joining a new society/sports club also means that you’re joining a whole bunch of other members. It’s a fantastic way of getting to know people that you wouldn’t perhaps mix with on your course-…

  • Featured,  Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    How to pick yourself up after a low assignment grade: tips and motivators

    Time at university is full of surprising ups and downs, self-actualisation, and opportunities to improve and develop yourself to a professional level, and therefore, failures and let-downs are a very regular part of student life. Of course, no one likes to fail, but as much as we are wary of it, it is guaranteed and necessary if we want to make something out of ourselves. In fact, the only way you can avoid failure is never trying in the first place. Despite realising this, failure is painful and often difficult to accept. When faced with it, a lot of people do not know what to do next, or how to…

  • University

    “For the thousandth time; Yes, I’ve voted.”

    As yet another election campaign comes to a close, I’ve found myself once again questioning the manner in which our parties pay for votes. Before I continue, let me be clear that this article is not intended to deter students from voting, in fact, quite the opposite. Nor is it designed to specifically attack any candidates. Good student representatives are important, but so are good voters. That being said, as much as I value the elections, I also think that students should be able to sit in the student central building without being asked if they have voted twenty times and then asked who they voted for – which I’m…