Student Life

New Year’s resolutions for students

A new year—a fresh start. Many of us certainly feel this way about January; like we’re finally ready for a big change. New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for sensible working adults; students can try to adopt them as well. While some general resolutions (stop smoking, start exercising) are good for everybody, there’re a few resolutions …

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New Year in the Czech Republic

We described Advent season followed by Christmas, now is time for the last big event of each year—New Year’s Eve. While Czech Christmas is predominantly spent with one’s closest family, New Year celebration in the Czech Republic is mainly a thing for friends. January the 1st is a bank holiday but 31st of December isn’t. …

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Christmas in the Czech Republic

Winter holiday usually starts on the 23rd of December for school children and university students but it might start a few days sooner based on a weekday Christmas Day falls on each year. Adults usually work even on the 23rd but most take a day off if they can. In Czech, Christmas is called “Vánoce.” …

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Advent season in the Czech Republic

If you’re spending your first winter in the Czech Republic, you might be interested in how Czech people celebrate winter holidays. Even though Czechia is known to be one of the most atheistic countries in the world, Czech people still follow many traditions and like their Christmas to be very festive. Advent season is four …

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Freshmen welcome ceremonies

The first-year student welcome ceremony, the first-bell ringing or a so-called “freshmen baptism.” All these terms refer to the same event that takes place at almost every university in the Czech Republic. You shouldn’t miss it. In many Czech cities, this event became a tradition accompanied with a spectacular celebration during which university freshmen are …

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Making ends meet as a student in the Czech Republic

School tuition, studying abroad, accommodation and a laptop are just some of inevitable expenses you’ll have to pay for when attending university. If you don’t have a stable income yet, it’s always better to avoid loans. However, there’s often no other way if money is desperately needed. We present a few useful tips how to …

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How to be a good student

1. Don’t drink alcohol too much You surely know how it works: Party, attend a lecture with hangover and repeat. That’s the loop of the student life. Drinkers rarely do anything significant with their lives (addicted celebrities aren’t the best example of success) so it’ll do you only good if your party days are regularly …

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The magic of effective negotiation

To get what you want isn’t always easy but there are some proved methods how to achieve your goals even when dealing with a person you’re not on friendly terms with. If you stick to a few pieces of good advice, you can reach an agreement or a compromise successfully. A combination of psychology, good …

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How to study at a university without going crazy

Don’t just expect that somebody else will force you to study. You’re an adult now so people at a university will treat you accordingly. Attending lectures and studying is voluntary and teachers won’t ask you exam questions in front of the whole class anymore or check that you revised the study material from the previous …

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10 online courses that can boost your CV

One can learn many interesting things from home with just a stable internet connection. If you are finding some time in between fall semester classes that you want to use to obtain a new knowledge, we have put together a list of online courses which will help you to acquire the basic skills in the …

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