NUS-USI President calls for university admissions to be after results are published

When I applied to university the first time around, back when I was a pupil at Ballymena Academy, I couldn’t understand why we had to apply based on the results of our predicted grades. It seemed to me, and still does, that it would be fairer to have the university admissions process after real grades  had been awarded. The recent action [inaction?] by UCAS to put off a decision on having post-results admissions has been rightly condemned by the President of NUS-USI, Adrianne Peltz, who said that basing offers on predicted grades is an unreliable system and that going by predicted grades … Continue reading NUS-USI President calls for university admissions to be after results are published

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shiny course materials making study difficult

I’ve been annoyed by this problem for some time. This afternoon it just became even more unbearable, perhaps because I have a slight stye affecting my right eye. What is the problem? Well put quite simply it is that the course materials for W100 are printed on paper that is quite glossy and shiny. Even the print appears shiny. This means that, in order, to read the print without shininess, I have to move my head around much more than when reading other books. I suspect that this is done to make the course materials look attractive. Unfortunately, it makes it more difficult to read. It … Continue reading shiny course materials making study difficult

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tip for law students

…form the habit of working a full morning …, because this is the part of the day when you are freshest. Do not do minor chores in the morning. As for the rest of the day, you will wish to make your own choice between the afternoon and evening for work, but at either time you will fine that alcohol is inconsistent with study, – Glanville Williams, Learning the Law, 14th edition, p. 78 I really should take this to heart. I need to get up in the morning and work better. I know that I am far too tired … Continue reading tip for law students

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not impressed with Yodel delivery service

For the last three days I’ve been expecting a parcel from The Open University containing the first chunk of books for the first law module of my law degree course. It was sent on 10 January. From the module group on Facebook it seems that most of my fellow students received theirs on Wednesday. Being in Northern Ireland, I knew that it would take at least an extra day to reach me, but I will not get my books until Monday – and even that is because I am going to retrieve them from the ‘service center’ (sic) rather than wait … Continue reading not impressed with Yodel delivery service

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a month to go until study starts again…

It doesn’t seem that long since I was celebrating the success of passing my first module of my degree with The Open University. Now it is less than a month until I start the next course. I will be studying Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law (W100). This course provides an overview of a range of legal concepts and an introduction to legal study skills… It is designed for those who are new to study at university level. It builds both subject knowledge and the core study skills needed for higher education and distance learning, helping you progress to … Continue reading a month to go until study starts again…

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