People go to university for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s for personal development, other times it’s to escape from their home life and some even return to study because they want to prove something to themselves, in order to gain confidence in themselves. I’ve been at Birkbeck since 2010, beginning my life here … More “Setting and Achieving Academic Goals” Workshop for Birkbeck students
Darren Shaw tells Flock To The Crown his thoughts on the death of the movie star, Robin Williams and its link to depression. Last week, Hollywood Actor, Robin Williams committed suicide at his home in Tiburon (Northern California). Further reports suggest his suicide as being linked with a number of issues such as drug use, a recent … More Robin Williams’ Death: Raising awareness about depression from those we wouldn’t expect
One of the most common student-related behaviours found in higher education is procrastination. Through my research focusing on a sample of students at Birkbeck College, University of London, I’ve found that the problem with procrastination is not the behaviour itself; it’s the lack of self-control that is around this type of behaviour. This view is … More Procrastination, a problem?