London Series: Social Life at International Hall (English)

Social life is an incredibly important part of living in a student accommodation. The opportunity to live with your peers for socialisation or working together on schoolwork is part of the overall uni experience. International Halls is no exception to this common phenomena as social life is a massive part of living there.

Exposure:

For catered residents, social life will be very important as they will dine together frequently. When catered, residents will have to meet each other at least once a day or two assuming they are at the halls at both meal times. This is a great opportunity to meet other residents and befriend them as meeting them is both inevitable and frequent.

Also, there are various areas where students tend to meet up an interact. The common room is a popular choice amongst the students as there are a number of activities to do there. There is a ping-pong table, pool table and couches where students can just converse relaxingly.

Furthermore, the various events at International Hall become great opportunities to meet other students. For example, the weekly sporting events are great at bonding. Playing sports together is quite good at building relationships between people in general, especially if its done regularly. The regular sporting events at International Hall allow you to continue to hang out with the people you play with at various other times giving you an opportunity to deepen the relationship.

Interaction:

The resident interaction at International Hall is very positive. Residents here are generally welcoming and love the opportunity to make new friends. As a result, it is very easy to integrate yourself into the community to help make your uni experience a fun one.

Also, International Hall houses a very diverse resident pool. Residents will meet people from a large variety of backgrounds and should not worry about feeling out of place.

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Link to International Hall:

https://halls.london.ac.uk/international-hall

Keajaiban yang mengubah hidup dari guru inspirasional

Lucy Kellaway, a former columnist at the Financial Times, who is now a teacher and a co-founder of the educational charity Now Teach.

Bravo, Lucy Kellaway, untuk perubahan karir paruh baya (Meninggalkan kelelahan: rasa sakit dan kesenangan memulai karir baru di usia 50-an, 14 Juli). Inisiasi dengan api, saya kira, terutama di sekolah menengah. Saya juga terjun hampir 25 tahun yang lalu dan masuk ke sekolah dasar pada usia 50 tahun ketika anak terakhir saya masuk sekolah.

Kelemahan – kelelahan, kelelahan ketika Anda bisa tidur selama seminggu di akhir semester. Positif – berapa lama Anda punya?

Mengajar anak kecil membaca berarti memberi mereka kesenangan seumur hidup dalam kata-kata tertulis. Mengasuh dan mengajar anak berkebutuhan khusus adalah hak istimewa, dan mengajari anak cara menulis cerita (hampir sebagus cerita JK Rowling) adalah keajaiban.

Dan kemudian ada hadiah tak berwujud yang Anda terima melalui kerasnya pengajaran. Dari ungu yang menyusut, saya menjadi tegas, suara saya yang tenang mampu memerintahkan disiplin (pikirkan ruang kelas 30 anak di hari hujan) dengan mudah.

Semoga beruntung untukmu, Lucy – kamu telah mengubah kehidupan orang-orang muda menjadi lebih baik, dan kenangan itu bertahan selamanya.
Marie Davis
Peterborough

Saya meninggalkan karir sebagai pegawai negeri pada usia 49 untuk berlatih kembali sebagai guru bahasa Inggris menengah. Seperti Lucy Kellaway, saya menghadapi skeptisisme dan kebingungan dari rekan kerja dan teman, dan saya juga berpikir bahwa kepercayaan diri dan pengalaman hidup saya akan menjadikan saya seorang guru yang menginspirasi. Tidak seperti dia, aku salah. Saya menyadari dengan sangat cepat bahwa mengajar bukan untuk saya, dan pergi setelah dua bulan.

Itu delapan bulan yang lalu, dan sekarang saya mendapatkan pekerjaan yang benar-benar saya nikmati, yang jauh lebih dekat dengan apa yang saya lakukan di pegawai negeri, sementara masih cukup berbeda untuk dihitung sebagai perubahan.

Saya sepenuhnya setuju bahwa kita perlu memikirkan realitas kehidupan kerja kita yang lebih lama. Jika seseorang menanyakan nasihat saya tentang mengajar di kemudian hari, saya pasti tidak akan mengecilkan hati mereka, tetapi saya akan menekankan betapa pentingnya untuk mengetahui dengan tepat apa yang terlibat.
Jason Jawando
Wolverhampton

Lucy Kellaway mengklaim bahwa skema Now Teach-nya dapat memasok “gunung penuaan, bakat tak terbatas” untuk mengisi lowongan di sekolah-sekolah Inggris, seperti yang dia lakukan setelah bekerja di Financial Times.

Sayangnya, semua kolumnis broadsheet gelisah di dunia tidak akan cocok dengan masalahnya. Tuntutan mengajar berarti bahwa kita kehilangan empat dari 10 peserta pelatihan baru dalam lima tahun, dan sepertiga dari semua guru berencana untuk keluar dalam lima tahun ke depan. Sementara jumlah murid bertambah, jumlah staf menyusut.

Jika, seperti Kellaway, Anda telah menyimpan gaji dan pensiun sebelumnya yang jauh lebih besar, ditiadakan dengan biaya kewajiban seperti anak-anak dan perumahan, dan tidak mempermasalahkan gaji statis Anda, Anda mungkin menemukan tantangan yang menarik untuk mengajar. Anda setidaknya akan menjadi langka.
Matt Cole
Birmingham

Lucy Kellaway mengatakan “Saya berharap untuk melihat skema peniru bermunculan untuk perawat dan petugas polisi (dan mungkin satu untuk ulama yang bisa disebut Now Preach)”. Gereja Inggris sudah memiliki skema untuk melatih orang tua sebagai pendeta. Saya ditahbiskan pada usia 65 dan saya masih bekerja pada usia 76, meskipun paruh waktu dan sedikit lebih lambat, dan saya bukan satu-satunya.
Pendeta Jennifer Hall
Bristol

Gereja Inggris dengan senang hati mendorong panggilan yang lebih tua selama beberapa dekade. Di paroki saya, seorang imam yang sekarang berusia 90-an ditahbiskan (saat masih menjadi kepala sekolah) lebih dari empat dekade yang lalu, dan saya memiliki seorang rekan yang baru saja ditahbiskan untuk pelayanan yang tidak dibayar beberapa tahun setelah pensiun. Cukup banyak yang berusia 50-an mungkin masih menemukan jalan mereka ke dalam pelayanan berbayar juga.
Pendeta Paul Hutchinson
St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Saya memiliki guru seni yang brilian, Mr Smart, di sekolah Sloane, Chelsea, pada 1950-an. Di kelas “komposisi gratis”, dia akan melihat desain Anda dan berkata: “Anda memiliki celah di sini, anakku, mengapa tidak dimasukkan ke dalam sedikit semak!” Dia mengatakan hal yang sama kepada semua anak laki-laki. “Sedikit semak” menjadi nama panggilannya. Nasihatnya masih saya ikuti sampai sekarang.
James Kelso
Wattlington, Oxfordshire

Sumber: theguardian.com

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London series: Referencing

For a student who doesn’t actually care much about essay writing, referencing is only important because it’s mandatory. You probably don’t care why but understand that there are logical reasons behind so you won’t complain and get it done. Referencing is mainly done within the essay itself and in the references section.

First, references within the essay are usually made up of in text citations. These citations are usually made up of the author, year, and sometimes even the pages used. A great tip for getting these done is immediately writing them down during the essay writing process. By doing this you’re saving yourself a ton of hassle in finding which sentences need to be referenced and inputting those references.

Second, the references section is probably the most difficult part of referencing. Fortunately, within the vast expanse of the internet there are free online citation generators which make and order your references for you. These websites include Cite this For Me and many others that will help save time and energy in getting over the finish line of essay writing.

London series: Concluding

For readers, the conclusion is probably the most important part of the essay. It really helps them understand the contents of an essay without reading it to completion. As a consequence, essay writers should take extra care to summarise the main points of the essay within the conclusion so it becomes easy to understand. To do this, all it takes is just restatement of your thesis and a minimum of two sentences to explain your points. So a typical and basic format for a conclusion would be like this:

  1. Thesis
  2. Main point of argument
  3. Summary of explanation of argument
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 depending on how many arguments you have
  5. recommendation

London series: Transitions

Do not underestimate the role of transitions within an essay. This words are what make the essay flow and give cohesiveness to what you write down. Without them essays would just be a collection of random sentences meeting up to convey an unclear message. The role of transitions can be divided into three; connecting sentences, connecting paragraphs, and the role of this.

First, transitions are used within paragraphs to connect different sentences. These are typically transitions such as “Also”, “Regardless”, and “Moreover along with listing transitions and concluding transitions. These words are able to help establish the flow of your writing whether it be building on, contradicting, or ending a paragraph.

Second, transitions are used to connect paragraphs. These are used per paragraph at the beginning of them with the typical “First”, “Furthermore”, and any other transition you would like to use. These are usually important in presenting the topic sentence of a paragraph so your readers will know what you’ll be talking about.

Third, the word this is an underrated transition as it refers to something in the sentence directly before it . This word is a crucial tool in analysis as it keeps the flow going while talking about something that has already been talked about. Without this your essays would over 5000 words long with no signs of cohesion.

London series: Synthesising

Being able to synthesise your analyses and arguments is what really makes an easy great. This shows you are able to write and think cohesively that will aggregate into an eye-opening essay for your tutors to grade. There are two main steps to doing this; have a line of argument that is interdependent and show this interdependency in your conclusion.

First, make sure when constructing your arguments there is a clear relationship between them. For example, you could relate your arguments in terms of causality. For instance, if you’re writing an essay on the negative effects of studying you could argue in terms of fatigue and stress. You could relate the two by stating that studying causes fatigue which in turn causes stress thus creating further problems related to studying. This allows you to explain both arguments in great detail while showing your understanding of the two topics.

Second, the easiest way to show this line of thinking is in your conclusion. Trying to write down the relationship between arguments will be difficult to do in your body. This is because it takes up a lot of words and might mess up your flow. However, writing a conclusion which not only summarises your main points but also shows the relationship between them will score you points with your tutor and allow you to keep it concise.