Listening To Music While Hitting the Books

As much as I love music, one thing I have never been able to do is to listen to music while studying. I’m usually baffled when I meet people who can. My brain simply cannot handle attempting to assimilate course work, while listening to Pharell going on about how “Happy” he is at the same […]

Gap in the Literature

Completing your undergraduate or postgraduate studies almost always culminates with a Dissertation, or in the case of a PhD starts with a research proposal. In either case, the idea is to use the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of your studies to contribute some new knowledge to a field or area of study. […]

Regional Visits

Like erudite lifelines from the mother ship, regional visits from the University of Leicester’s School of Management are an opportunity for its distance learning students in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean to receive academic support in collaboration with Local resource partners. The visits allow students to meet with academic staff, discuss issues […]

Living In The Moment

At the risk of sounding like a preachy, no care in the world, tree hugging spiritualist, I decided to dedicate this post to the art of living in the moment because of how important I think it is in helping us reduce stress and worry in our daily lives. I recently submitted my Dissertation and […]

To stream or to download: That is the question.

As an avid lover of popular music, and faithful follower of the US and UK music charts since the later part of the 90’s, I have observed with fascination and interest the upsets that have taken place in the recorded music industry since the advent of Napster – The file sharing software that made it […]

Practice Makes Perfect

One of the greatest benefits of studying while working is the opportunity it provides for putting theory into practice in the workplace and in daily life. The field of management is one that pervades every sphere of life. For the perceptive individual therefore, the opportunities to go beyond abstract theory accumulation, the notion of simply […]

Time, working and studying.

On its own, finding balance in life while keeping a full time job can be demanding for most people. Adding studying for a degree into the mix can therefore seem unthinkable and usually leaves most distance learning students wishing they could stop the clock, or had more hours in the day. Here are some tips […]

The Leicester Award for Employability

As a student being exposed to the UK University system for the first time, one of the things that amazes and impresses me the most are the amount of extra-curricula activities available to students in the course of their studies, including distance learning students like myself. One of such activities is the Leicester Award for […]

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Dissertation writing has been taking a toll on my time and sanity over the past two months. However, Last night presented a very welcome distraction. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held on January 26th, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The high and mighty as far as the music industry is concerned […]

Ontology and Epistemology

I like to think I am a reasonably intelligent person (have never had an IQ check, so please don’t quote me). But for some reason it always seems impossible to sit the meaning of these two words down in my head. Considering that their understanding and application seems to be a fulcrum of research in […]

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