Thursday, November 29, 2018

Bookmarked! | November Edition

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As usual, public life has been crazy, and lots have been going on! For instance, have we now negotiated the terms of a certain exit? And is it true that five became four after one of my favourite childhood girl bands announced their UK wide tour?

Despite all the activity that has been keeping traditional and social media buzzing, the world of communications and literacy has been somewhat a quiet month. But, the advantage of that is that Michelle Obama's release of her memoir, Becoming on the 13th November has remained the standout event of November. It's all very exciting, and I will be writing my book review soon! But here are some of the other exciting stories I have pulled from the far corners of the web. 

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Six Communication Hints Your Fake Friend will Drop


It's getting that time when you will begin to reflect on life. Whilst thinking about your achievements of the year, and the goals you'd like to carry with you into the next, it's worth also auditing some of your friendships.

I never wanted to be that kind of content creator, however, this topic has been so pressed upon my heart and won't go away! I have been through one or two friendship breakups, so feel I can speak authoritatively on the subject of fake friends. Having said that, it's worth noting that there's a difference between peacefully drifting away from some people (which is a natural movement of life) and being in urgent need of departing from a toxic friendship. 

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Five Tips For Writing An Attention-Grabbing Headline


Do you select a heading before writing your blog post or article, or do you write your body of text first?

Whilst your preference is entirely up to you, I usually opt for the latter - choosing a title upon completion of writing my blog post. I much like the thought of my writing having the freedom to go as far afield as it needs to without the confines of a title forcing me to stay 'on topic'. But in reality, that is not always feasible. Besides, for many, the structure that a predetermined heading offers holds more appeal

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Not an Author? This Is How To Support Black British Writing


Historically I've always shied away from events. I prefer networking through the web from the comfort of my home. But lately I've been physically placing myself in social settings and relying on my less bashful side to just make it work! One of my biggest strides in networking was recently attending the Black Girl Fest a few weeks back. 

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Women in STEM: Nafisat's Story


Finally ladies, our Women in STEM series concludes with Nafisat Tijjani from Kano in Nigeria. Nafisat is a lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering field. As a child, her dream was to become a doctor - a common dream for a child doing well academically at an early age in that part of the world. It was a general belief that for an individual to be successful in life, she or he must study a professional course, such as Medicine, Engineering, or Law. Find out what she had to say when we caught up with her!

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