News, views and opinions from a student in Aberdeen

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Why I’m Voting Yes

A month from today the people of Scotland will finally be given the chance to declare whether or not they should become independent.  It will be a monumentally important day in the history of the country, building upon centuries’ worth of struggle to give us the opportunity to make our democratic wishes heard.  Polls suggest that it’s going to be close, and it’s still there for both Yes Scotland and Better Together to win (or lose).  After years of thinking about the issue though, I’ve made up my mind. I’m going to vote Yes, and I think you should too. …continue reading

Songs of the Month: August 2014

This month’s songs have a distinctly electronic feel to them, as some of my favourite artists have begun to put out new material – just as the summer draws to an end!  Generally these songs aren’t too heavy going, but aren’t out of place in either a club or simply listening to them alone.  Without further ado, here’s my five songs of the month: Zhu – “Faded” Toeing the line brilliantly between a deep club song and a lighter, more ambient track; “Faded” is great to listen to.  It’s simple, with only four lines of vocals to it, but when …continue reading

Why I’m Voting Yes

A month from today the people of Scotland will finally be given the chance to declare whether or not they should become independent.  It will be a monumentally important day in the history of the country, building upon centuries’ worth of struggle to give us the opportunity to make our democratic wishes heard.  Polls suggest that it’s going to be close, and it’s still there for both Yes Scotland and Better Together to win (or lose).  After years of thinking about the issue though, I’ve made up my mind. I’m going to vote Yes, and I think you should too. …continue reading

Adams Leaves with a Legacy

Derek Adams’ reign at the helm of Ross County came to an end today, as he and his father George (the Director of Football at the club) were sacked. As sad as it is to see the man who is surely the club’s most successful manager in history leave, I think it’s the right decision and I’m glad that chairman Roy McGregor has made the tough call to part ways. When it comes to football clubs, the main concern has to be success on the pitch as that translates into success off the pitch in terms of increased revenues.  Ross …continue reading

Salmond v Darling – Round 2

First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together Chairman Alistair Darling squared off last night in their last scheduled debate before the Scottish independence referendum in just 24 days’ time.  After the first debate, where Alistair Darling won, the second was seen as a pivotal moment in the campaign – and perhaps make or break for the Yes side who were sitting behind in the polls.  Fortunately for those of a Yes persuasion, Alex Salmond came out and delivered a far more convincing case for independence and won the debate comfortably. Alex Salmond made a strong opening statement emphasising the democratic …continue reading

My Summer Projects

The summer’s nearly over, which is strange considering it feel like it only just begun not too long ago, but that also means that I’m able to share what I’ve been developing at my work – and I’m proud of it. First up is the new OnlineTEFLCourses website.  OnlineTEFLCourses allows people from all over the world to train to teach English as a Foreign Language.  The brand launched in December 2012, but since then the website and brand had remained largely unchanged and was in need of a reboot and refocus. My summer project was to build this site, from …continue reading

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