Posted on 21/03/2016 by David Owen
We all get it wrong sometimes – and students are no exception – but being less than perfect can help you to get to where you want to be
Being a student isn’t all dorm parties and pillow forts, no matter what happens in the movies. It’s easy to knock a twentysomething’s confidence and for students it’s especially easy to feel that your academic work isn’t cutting it. But there are simple ways to feel more confident, with or without an inspiring Hollywood montage.
1. If you find criticism hard, know you’re not alone
If you feel like you can’t catch a break with work, you’re not the only one. Anne Ford is a counsellor and head of Peer Support, a support network of students at the University of Oxford. She explains that when students work hard to get into university only to have their work criticised, it can “feel like they have been told that they aren’t good enough”.
Extract taken from The Guardian