Studying and depression


Depression is a mental illness that has been in the headliDepressionnes recently. I always think “mental illness” is a slightly derogatory term and just consider myself living with a long-term illness. That’s just me though and I don’t want to (and won’t) get into a debate about the correct term to use. Certainly a significant number of students, at some time in their lives, have to face this illness. So I thought it might be worthwhile writing a blog from a “depressed student’s” point of view. Continue reading

Isolation


As Pink Floyd (The Wall) said: “Hello, is there anybody out there?”Hello

Since changing jobs and not likely to get a phone before the final project is due, I have lost contact with the SFP module WhatsApp group.  Now I am not getting my daily dose of international (student) news, titbits of wisdom on the course, highlights of key areas to watch out for or areas to ensure I cover. Continue reading

I am not doing this for the fun of it


challenge I have never written a blog before but I thought it would be interesting to give a slightly different perspective on life and the reasons for doing the MSc Professional Accountancy course.

Just a warning, unlike some of the other bloggers, I don’t see the studies as a “calling”, I have studied over the past years (BA, BSc, ACCA, ACT, and now MSc) as a means to achieving certain professional goals.

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