After uni: When grades are no longer that important

A quick look at the list of published grades hanging up in your course department... Do they meet your expectations? Have you messed up your grade point average? The importance of your grades and your own personal grade point average are the be all and end all of a university education – ultimately because they are easy to quantify and allow a direct comparison.  But what happens after you’ve finished your degree? The severe shortage of skilled professionals in Germany must seem like a ble...
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Social Networks and Addiction – How Dangerous Are They Really?

Students on their mobile phones, messaging friends via WhatsApp or Facebook, or using their laptops to surf the internet: This is typically what happens during lectures or seminars. Whether at uni, at work or privately our lives are becoming increasingly dominated by social networks. But when does this become dangerous? WhatsApp messages are checked every ten minutes, Facebook every 20 minutes, and a day without social networks is completely unthinkable for a many people. Some even claim ...
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Key Skills at University

Students usually have more than enough to do, what with lectures and seminars, assignments and tutorials, as well as the individual preparatory and follow-up work required for university courses. Furthermore, it is also often necessary to have one or even two part-time jobs in order to pay for rent and study materials. Time is a luxury that one simply can’t afford. And anyway, it’s also important to have a life outside of uni. Isn’t it? Depending on the course, key skills are sometimes ma...
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