Why are lecturers so bad at making powerpoints?

It’s rare to enter a university lecture theatre without seeing a PowerPoint presentation projected on to either the wall or a purpose-built screen. PowerPoints have been heralded the ultimate learning tool to aid engagement, concentration, and convey key information – very useful when students are ferociously scribbling down what is being said by the lecturer

The Powerpoint Faux Pas you were mad about as a kid but should avoid now

Nothing sparks more joy than telling a group of children in school they can make a PowerPoint. When you were young, a PowerPoint felt exciting and definitely beat writing pages by hand. You’d often be partnered up with a friend, giving each other that knowing grin when your teacher put you together with the whole

The 5 stages of writing a graduate job application

Stage 1 You’re sat at the kitchen table with a hot beverage and a couple biscuits, poised to sell yourself and make the 40,000 pound student debt you’ve acquired worth it. You’ve had your eye on this job for a while putting off actually filling in the application in favour of burying your head in

Group Work: We all dread it, and here’s why

If there’s one thing that is shared amongst all university students, it is the feeling of dread and irritation when the course leader announces that half of the credits for the module are to be awarded for a group project. They argue it’s what employers want to see and provides the key skills needed by