About the student


I am sure that I face the same types of problems and concerns millions of students face worldwide. This blog is a place to voice those concerns and a platform on which to discuss these ideas.

I am a nineteen year old English Literature student who is looking forward to moving on to the world of journalism.Β I am interested in Politics and feel strongly about how decisions made in Parliament without the consultation of students can have such a huge impact on us. There are always two sides to a story but sadly we do not really get the whole picture when it comes to matters regarding people who are not given a clear and loud platform to speak from. We see this in Education as well as Politics.

I enjoy reading, well I love reading but I am also interested in all sorts of things from art (check out my art posts!), movies, games, history, journalism and technology.

This blog was first created to voice my opinions on the fees universities charge and the problems it causes. So the articles related to that topic are the first three I posted, ‘A dilemma’, ‘Ageism’ and ‘What to do about those dreadful fees.’ However, my blog has developed and expanded into much more areas so now I like to write about any topic that interests me, with perhaps some examples of my creative writing thrown in every now and then.

The problems with education are not restricted to merely students but to all adults, young and old. This is because whatever system is in place, it will create the leaders of tomorrow and whether you are a student, parent, uncle, aunt, grandparent, you must want the best for those whom you hold dear. So follow this blog and participate in the fight for a better future as well as a few light hearted moments from the life of A Worried Student.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and if you have any comments or want to get in touch, then feel free to comment below.

Or you can contact me on:

aworriedstudentsblog@gmail.com

A Worried Student

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316 thoughts on “About the student

  1. Thank you for visiting http://www.thewritesteph.com! I haven’t been a student in eons, but I certainly feel for you. It’s a tough life at times…all that figuring out what you want to do and decisions. I also am very passionate about (US) politics. I’ve elected not to blog about my personal opinions because that’s not my audience and I don’t want to polarize my readers.

    Best of luck in the future. You have my prayers and best wishes!

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  2. Same old problems … but will you still be so ‘student-centric’ in years to come? I’d say not, we see things from our own perspectives.

    You’ll move on, to the next moment. (It’s a well worn track.)

    As far as Parliament is concerned many of those decision makers were students onceβ€”but ships pass in the night.
    If you plan on entering politics there’s only one hard and fast ruleβ€”

    self-interest is supreme

    β€”and all else is window dressing for vote catching or political advancement enhancement.

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  3. Your blog really resonates with me! I too am nineteen and trying to decipher what it is that institutions such as universities aim to give us students – are our degrees mere marketing devices or is there something sanctimonious about the education we receive? Also, thank you for checking out my blog and liking my post! Greatly appreciated, keep up the good work!

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  4. At Christmas, my son, 27, and I, 61, had a discussion about females entering into the field of science. Having been a lone female scientist in a male-dominated scientific government agency, I am sensitive to issues where people cry “Reverse discrimination.”

    He and I went through all of the old arguments. Honestly, we never really made any headway. But I brought up another issue no less controversial and I’m curious to know what you think.

    Here is the backstory: I went into physics in college because I had a deep curiosity and hunger to know more about the physics of astronomy. No one in my family supported my decision, although my maternal grandfather was an avid seeker of science knowledge. For those reasons and more, I believe it is more nature than nurture when one has an aptitude for science.

    Which brings me to the crux of my concern: Are the people with the aptitude to contribute in fields like physics, medicine, chemistry, etc. having as many children as those without such an aptitude. I don’t think they are. …which poses a problem.

    I realize this touches on a lot of very sensitive issues, but if the pool of potential scientists is dwindling anyway, should not all children interested in scientific subjects, male or female, be strongly encouraged and nurtured to continue? I don’t doubt that they are in school, but they certainly are not in the media…particularly in social media.

    Here’s the problem: if the parents who would have children naturally disposed to be successful in scientific or technical fields have as many girls as boys, and the girls are not receiving messages to pursue such fields, the intelligence pool gets smaller every generation.

    Am I wrong, or are social media posts for girls predominately about applying make up, watching Korean dramas, and drama, in general?

    I’m not interested in censorship at all. But perhaps a few well placed post-era advocating the desirability of intelligent pursuits might go a long way

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    • Thanks for visiting my blog!
      Hmm that is an interesting point you raise and to be honest I am not too sure. I think though with regards to girls, there is certainly a lot more encouragement given at school, college and university that pushes them towards STEM subjects. It is a slow process but there is progress. Of course, social media is perhaps not as helpful in this regard but social media is not the main influence when it comes to jobs I think. Family thinking also needs to change as that has a greater impact.

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  5. Hi,
    I see your concerns over the voice of students not being heard. having been a student more than 16 years ago I was interested to read your post and I agree with your point of view. Since you wrote that post, has your opinion on this changed in any way? What would be your ideal platform for those voices?
    Have a Perfect Day
    Ruan

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    • I think my opinions have remained the same. In terms of the ideal platform for these voices, it really depends on what is popular. Our voices are pretty well heard on social media in comparison to our voices on mainstream media. Yet neither of these have as much value as having our voices heard in parliament for example. I guess that would be the ideal platform but media contributes a lot to what gets talked about in parliament.

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  6. Don’t worry! Enjoy it! Best time of your life until you reach where I am – retired! That’s better! The in-between bit is what you make of it! I was a teacher and worked my way to a headteacher. I travelled quite a bit as a teacher and grasped what the world had to offer and thoroughly enjoyed it all until schools became a business and children became statistics. For me it was time to leave. I will not be pushing my son into going to university if he feels it’s not right for him. You are NOT a failure simply because you don’t go to university. The wheel of change is doing its rounds. It’s all about entrepreneurial skills now, I believe, and the future can be bright with perseverance and a positive, hard-working outlook. That’s my humble opinion. Enjoying your blog! Thank you for liking mine! Opposite sides of the spectrum!

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  7. I’m literally a worried student right now. I’m a sixteen year old from India, and I’m doing my first year pre University course in PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology). I had great hopes of getting into the field of pure science but lately, I feel I must take up writing, my passion, as a career and bid adieu to science. The fact that you’re an English literature student and are aiming to get into journalism made me so happy as even I’m thinking on similar lines..! I love your blog..!

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      • There might exist a course like that, but rare to find. In India, if you’re not a doctor or an engineer, you’re considered pretty useless..! Writing and other fields are looked down upon. Come summer, I’ll be busy looking for new courses which can integrate both science and writing..! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog..!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by and liking my poem ” Traces of You” ! Means a lot for a beginner like me who has just got into blogging. From being an introvert to an extremely reluctant writer who has now plunged into public forum with her poetry creations….I am nervous yet excited !

    Your work is very inspiring and I am certainly going to follow you. Would very much appreciate your feedback and comments on my poems.

    Thanks again and my very best for all your future endevours !!

    – Chhaya

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