Job search: How to identify your skills

As a teaching fellow and as a student personal tutor, I am in contact with many students during my working days. I receive questions regarding assessments and feedback and students concerned about writing a CV and a cover letter for their placement. One of the questions that I get asked the most is: how do I know my skills? I understand this question very well because … Continue reading Job search: How to identify your skills

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Essay question words explained

*downloadable checklist at the end of the post* It is this time of the academic year. Semester one is slowly coming to an end and you are writing your end-of-semester assignments, perhaps an essay-type of assignment. One of the things I struggled the most when I was a student dealing with a written assignment was understanding the exact wording of the assignment or essay title, … Continue reading Essay question words explained

The roles of a Food Scientist

Being a Teaching Fellow in Food Science, I get asked quite a lot of times from students during our Open Days about what are the possible professional careers of people studying Food Science. I do really enjoy answering to that question because I have a lot to say about it and sometimes I ask directly to students what do they think a Food Scientist is. … Continue reading The roles of a Food Scientist

How to: Critical Thinking

*Freebie checklist to download at the end of the blog post* Here you are, you have just started your semester and if you are scrolling down the pages of your assessment briefs, you are finding many mentions to the fact that you are supposed to demonstrate critical thinking skills. You are asked to critically assess a specific aspect of a topic. It might be difficult … Continue reading How to: Critical Thinking

How to prepare for a new academic year

*FREEBIE ALERT* Free week planner to download at the end of the article It is that time of the year again, a new semester is approaching and you need to get ready and start preparing for another fantastic round of learning, new friendships, challenges and victories.I normally consider September the moment when the real new year starts, the moment where you set your goals, you … Continue reading How to prepare for a new academic year