Showing posts from September, 2016

#SeptemberStudies- BE HAPPY

Today is the final day of September (for real?!) and so that means it's the last day in my recent blog series, #SeptemberStudies.
I've written about a lot of different topics relating to school, work, uni and college over the last month. I've written about furthering your career while at school, how to balance a social life with your studies, the importance of using a diary, school bag essentials and a multitude of other things. I've tried to write about all alternatives for students, writing about GCSE's and A Levels, going to uni, going to college, going straight into work, doing internships and doing work experience placements too. I've tried to keep this series as open to as many people as possible.
But all of that doesn't matter when it really comes down to it. It doesn't matter where you go after you've finished with school or what you choose to do as long as you are doing one thing: Being happy. 
Because really, what's the point in doing…

#SeptemberStudies- Revision Tips!

Exams are the bane of anybody's life, and revising for them can be not only difficult but dull and boring and irksome too. Now, I can't promise to make revision any more fun for you than it already is, but what I can do is provide you with some tips to make it a little easier. Sound good? Cool, keep reading.

Use flash cards
These are great when trying to remember key terms, remember facts about certain people or trying to remember words from another language. Keep them short, sharp and to the point so that you're not trying to overload too much into your brain at once!

Use post-it notes
And then stick them everywhere. Next to your bed, on your mirror, inside of the fridge. Anywhere that you'll be able to see them, read whats on them and attempt to memorise them is a good place to stick them.

Make notes three times
Re write your notes three times. One time will be the brief copy, then rewrite them again in a bit more detail, fully understanding what you're talking abo…

#SeptemberStudies- Don't be a sheep

There isn't much to say in this post today. It's not a helpful list, a set of guidelines, some useful information. Today's post consists of one piece of advice, from me to you. 
Do not follow your friends.

I mean it! Of course, in this case, I'm talking about university and college etc. And my advice to you is, do not follow your friends. Don't select GCSE's or A Levels because you want to do the same ones as your friends. Do not select a college or university course based on what your friends are picking. Finally, do not pick a college or university, or to even go to college or university at all, based on what your friends are choosing to do. 
At 20 years old, I can safely say I have been 16, 17 and 18. I've been there, worn the t-shirt and I know what it's like. I know you want to be glued to the hip with your BFF's. I know you don't want to be the only one from your group of friends in a particular class. I know the idea of starting at a new …

#SeptemberStudies- Things to include in your personal statement for UCAS

Believe me when I say that writing a personal statement for your UCAS application is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do.

I'm being 100% serious. If your school are doing their job properly, they will make you draft it and draft it and draft it again and then edit and edit and edit some more and eventually, 100 copies later, you'll have the final thing ready to send off that your teacher is finally happy with.

It can be hard to think about what to include in your personal statement. What will make you sound incredible, unique, what will make you stand out from the crowd? Here's a handy list of things you can include, some of which you might not even have thought of.

Your job
If you have a job, or have had a job, you can write about this. It shows dedication, reliability, demonstrates that you have good time management and a bunch of other adult related stuff. It's even better if your job is relevant to the course you're applying for.

Work experience

#SeptemberStudies- Should you take a gap year?

Gap years, gap years, gap years. They can be so problematic, can't they? 
When I just started out in secondary school, I thought that gap years were for travelling. You travelled the globe for a year and then came back and resumed life as normal- and yes, some people do do that. But that's not all that you can do! Some things you can do in a gap year include:
Continuing to study, for example, studying a short course to prep you for universityWorking to save money for uniTravellingVolunteering abroad InterningCompleting an apprenticeshipChilling (hey it's not the best option, but if you just want need to take a year out, you do you, boo)Re sit some exams if you're not happy with the results
That's already a huge list, and there's probably more I don't know about! You don't have to just stick to one thing either, some people choose to work for six months then travel for six months, something like that. But that's not what is important here- what's…


Yesterday I shared the first half of my Autumn Wardrobe shoot with you- and I must say, it seems to have gone down a treat! You've all been so lovely on Twitter and Instagram about the outfits and the photo's, so thank you very much! I really appreciate that! 
Today is the second half of the shoot and there is a greater variety of outfits aside from my black Joni jeans! Again, nearly all of the items are from Topshop and but if you want to know where something specific is from, leave a comment below and I'll let you know! 
Enjoy the second half of the shoot! Who knows, maybe I'll do a Winter one in a couple of months...
Casual Crop

From Office To Bar

Fun in Faux Fur