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By Rizalul Durrun Pasundani (University of Indonesia)

Love is Love. I couldn’t explain it; we know it’s love when we feel it. Like a quote in the movie “A Walk to Remember”, love is like a wind, we can feel it but we can’t touch it.

Love is not only about your girlfriend or boyfriend, but it is also about everything that could be loved; like nature, neighborhood, animal, parents, teacher, and everything else. I believe that if life is filled with love, it could become a wonderful life that we would never regret, and one that we don’t want to waste a second of. Love makes us forgive, love makes us happy, and love makes us grateful. And the opposite of love is of course hatred. Nothing is going well when hatred becomes the fundamental of people’s life.

As a student, I believe love is correlated positively with good GPA. For example, I believe math is not a favorite subject among students, and math scores tend to be bad. Do you know why something like that happens in the first place? I believe it is because of hatred. Making a good score in math is actually simple, just love the classroom, love your school, love your teachers, love the weather around our classroom, and when we are used to falling in love with everything, we will automatically love math. And if something like that happened, our love in math could turn into an extraordinary score. It’s as simple as do-re-mi, isn’t it.


By Angelina Buchvarova (University of Warwick)

Teamwork can be a real pain unless you get used to it and count on some of these techniques to handle it – without any murders taking place.

Throughout my student life I have encountered several teammate personality types: 

1. The absolute genius, who has zero listening skills

This kind is truly annoying and although they may have some really strong arguments, you become totally reluctant to listen to them.

 How do I deal with them? I leave them talking until…


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Who hits the books more? Study habits vary by major, study finds.


"Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."

- Henry Ford
Can you guess what this week’s theme is?

Can you guess what this week’s theme is?


By Barbara Oberc (University of Newcastle)

My main priority last week was an assignment for another module. Those 3,000 words had me up all Sunday night, to the point where, after I handed my essay in and attended a tutorial, I passed out on my bed fully clothed at 8pm.

Thirteen hours later, I woke up spooning my laptop open to the (half-finished) blog post you may have read last week.

We’ve all been there, right?

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By Vera Oreti (University of Nairobi)

Kenya is a small to a medium-sized country in East Africa. It borders Sudan to the north, the warring Somalia to the north-east area, Uganda to the western side, Tanzania in the south and Indian Ocean to the south-east.

Kenya It borders Sudan to the north, the warring Somalia to the north-east area, Uganda to the western side, Tanzania in the south and Indian Ocean to the south-east.

It is a country with beautiful physical features and beautiful people.

The physical features range from mountains to valleys, including the Great Rift Valley, several lakes within the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin, forests and the Indian Ocean!

Every time I think of Kenya, I can only imagine how beautiful it isand the way her physical features have been naturally aligned.

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What do you imagine when you think of the word “design”?

Furniture, architecture, or computer graphics?

How about climate change, invention, or medicine? These are the many facets that Guiness World Record holders, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and contemporary artists talked about this past weekend at the annual Design Our Tomorrow (DOT) Conference 2011.

DOT Conference Nov 12, 2011. Photo Credit: Trevor Haldenby

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What does University mean to you?

Is it freedom because you finally got away from home and can actually decide what to buy from where and even when to go to bed? Or is it scary because of the uncertainty of the new environment?

Regardless of the wide varieties of interpretations, you’re finally here – this long-awaited first year at uni!

Here are 4 “musts” to make the most of your freshman year:

1.   Be organized!

Do not feel like you are snowed under work when you have to read 100 pages per week. Be organized, build your habits quickly and structure your personal timetable. First year is the right time to get involved with different societies, which are not only extremely important for your CV, but are also quite amusing! 

2.   Be involved!

Sign up for workshops – from how to write motivation letters and CVs, to assessment practices and visitor guest lecturers. As boring as they may sound – they will be useful. You will start to gain information and meet different people - a lesson itself not to be missed.

3.   Be competitive!

Go for any competition, no matter how good or bad you are, just jump! There will always be somebody better than you and there is always an excuse not to dive in the unknown waters. Find the inner strength to experiment!

4.   Be active!

Make the effort to do some sports! If not joining clubs, at least going occasionally to the swimming pool would do! The best kind of rest is the active, beneficial-to-your-health rest. Mens sana in corpore sano!

First year at university is a new beginning. Make the most of it!

And remember: “The end depends upon the beginning”

This blog was written by Angelina Buchvarova, a StudentEvents Campus Ambassador at the University of Warwick. Thanks Angelina!


It has been no surprise that since the beginning of the “noughties,” technology has been integrated into every aspect of life to a level previously only entertained in the wistful looks of science fiction fans. The pace of our lives has sped up.

There is an unprecedented supply of information at our fingertips that we need to absorb to decide what we want to do with our lives. By the time we’re wrestling with the throes of puberty, we have to have already settled on one career choice from thousands of possibilities; all so that we can take the right classes in high school, study the right subject at university, and ultimately land our coveted dream job.

For a student and potential entrant into the UK job market, the pressure is on to live that ideal. Competition is fierce, with employers looking for the best of the best across the globe, so whatever you decide to study, you have to do it “guns blazing” to stand a chance.

But how can we know we’re making the right decisions? And even when we know what we want, how can we run the gauntlet of CVs and interviews?

This is where student events come in. Ever since my first experience as a student in the UK, the importance of participating in events has been stressed over and over. Events not only give me a chance to dabble in different career options, but also builds my CV with skills like initiative that put me ahead of the competition. 

Perhaps most importantly, through participating in events you prepare yourself for the entire process rather than going blindly and giving yourself an ulcer waiting for a call-back.

Now that’s something worth thinking about, isn’t it?

This post was written by the StudentEvents Campus Ambassador at Warwick University, Marta Svetek.


The Benefits of Attending International Conference for Students

By Rizalul D. Pasundani, StudentEvents' Campus Ambassador at the University of Indonesia

Communication is one of the most important things for human beings, no matter how it is conducted. Today’s students are the masters of communication both formally and informally. One of the most important venues for formal communication is at a conference, especially international conferences for undergraduate students. There are many benefits, both globally and individually, of attending a conference. Not only do you further your education, but you also learn how to talk to people from diverse backgrounds.  

Many clashes of civilizations have happened because of different ways of thinking, and because the time allocated for communication was not sufficient. International student conferences can provide a way of decreasing these kinds of international tensions, making the world a better place. That’s the benefit for our global society, but what about the individual benefits of attending a student conference? Why should students regardless of what they are studying be interested in interacting with others in their field? 

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The Indian education system has seen drastic changes in the past few decades. The expansion of the Indian economy in 1991 through liberalization and globalization has led to a massive increase in the number and variety of jobs offered to professionally educated individuals – most notably engineers. This has ignited a tremendous interest in most of India’s educated youth to receive a college level education in engineering, clearly visible in students right from high school.

One of the most characteristic features of university application and selection procedure in India is

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