University is genuinely like a universe, no matter how big or small your institution is. It has just about anything you could imagine going on, whether it’s interesting or boring, happy or sad, quick or time-consuming. You’re never going to experience it all, but the things you do have time for will help shape what you do while you’re there and, ultimately, who you become when you get off the ride.
My name is Martin ( @theuniversityblog.co.uk ) and I rather like higher education. If I can find an angle on the academic, I’m interested. I’ve been embracing academia since 1997 when I wasn’t even yet a student.
During the time that I was officially deemed a student (1998-2001), I enjoyed all sorts of stuff outside the obligatory studying and socialising. Among other things, I:
- Became a Senior Student;
- Was elected a Final Year Rep;
- Helped in founding an English Society.
I didn’t much like to sit still.
Fast forward to now…one of my bright ideas was to start this blog. Now for the hard part…to make it work well.
I aim to keep loving higher education (HE) and to help you love it too. No university would be the same without YOU, the students. It’s important to love HE, because the more you shine, the more the university shines. They help you and you help them. Lovely, eh?
My aim is to advise, inform, inspire, and help you get a little bit extra from your time at uni. If just one of my posts helps to make just a slight improvement to just one person on just one day of their life, then it’s a worthwhile job.
You can expect some of the following:
- study tips;
- comment on current HE news;
- ideas to help improve your social, networking and career prospects;
- personal development tips;
- links from elsewhere on the Web (EduLinks);
- and all sorts focused on HE.
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