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How I use my diary

For some the physical diary may be a thing of the past, as our emails have automatic calendars and we all carry around a phone which has diary functions, but for me, my diary is one of my most prized (study/work) possessions. I love the fact that each year you can pick an adorable new diary and that you can […]

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Cause you’ve had a bad day….

… you’re taking one down, you sing a sad song just to turn it around…. I hope you are all singing these words in Daniel Porter’s voice. But in all seriousness, we all experience bad days. Those days where you come home from work/uni and feel like crying, sleeping, punching things, drinking wine (for the adults) or staying in the […]

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New Zealand (Part 2)

The North Island. The north island gets a little bit of a bad wrap sometimes, as most people think the south island is more fun, has nicer landscapes and is where you jump off things. We, however had so much fun up North- maybe even more than the south! Wellington- After a couple of hours on the ferry (which was […]

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How to prepare for a long(ish) presentation.

Oral presentations terrify many of us. Even confident extroverts would often avoid presenting a long speech- but in many subjects, university courses and careers, public speaking is an important component. This is particularly true in academia… I mean we have conference presentation in front of hundreds of people. I already have nightmares about my first conference, although it will probably […]

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