Ready, Set, Study: Tips & Tricks for Starting University

Created on Tue, 06/03/2018 - 12:00 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 

Starting – or returning to – university is most definitely an exciting time for any student, but it can understandably also be a little daunting. In order to combat some of the anxiety that can arise at this time, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the work that lies ahead. Of course, preparation means different things to different people, so we’ve compiled some of the most effective ways to get yourself into a study frame of mind, before you actually hit the books.

Christmas Lights Around the Globe

Created on Mon, 18/12/2017 - 14:18 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 

Berlin Xmas Lights

Planning a Christmas vacation? Get your passport ready, because we’ve rounded up some of the world’s top destinations for viewing spectacular Christmas lights and decorations. All you have to do is decide which one to visit!


Effective email communication - Do you email correctly?

Created on Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:27 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 



Given the amount of emails we send and receive every day, I am still surprised by how many of them are, well, terrible! Incorrect names, poor spelling, rude tone – the list goes on. And while I understand many of us quickly fire off emails because we’re busy, taking a little extra time before hitting ‘send’ can improve not only the response you receive, but also your relationship with the recipient.

Open2Study's top tips for summer reading!

Created on Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:41 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 


Who doesn’t love getting lost in a good book? Especially over summer, when the days are long and holidays are in full swing. No matter what your favourite genre may be, we’ve got you covered with these top picks for your 2017/18 summer reading list.

Knowledge for Free: Negotiation & Conflict Resolution is a skill worth having!

Created on Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:47 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 

Knowing how to handle yourself in a conflict situation isn’t always easy, and if you’re not careful things can become heated pretty quickly. Whether at school or in the workplace, maintaining a level of professionalism and coming to a resolution that works for everyone involved is key, and one of the best ways to achieve this is through negotiation.

But not everyone is a born negotiator, and that’s where we come in.


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