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Thursday, August 14

Small Book, Big Plans!

People always go on about these fancy expensive planners for about £20 a pop, and don't get me wrong I love a good planner, but I've found a cheap one that is perfect for uni and for anyone that hates to relinquish control of life to anyone or anything else. It is a page per day planner...with times!


It is a simple design so not quite as elegant as some planners you can pick up, but it is ring bound; which I love because I hate writing on the left side when the right side is so high up. It also has plastic covers on the front and back so it doesn't matter how bashed about it gets between your other books and your busy lifestyle. You open to a 'Personal Info Page', like the majority of planners and diaries. Next you have a double page spread timetable.



I like that the timetable gives you space to make it flexible around you. My course is split into two semesters so I may split my timetable in half and have two timetables in one. You then have a calendar page, which covers 2014, 2015 and even 2016. The standard calendar dates, conversions, religious festivals and international dialling codes are next. The travel info section follows, but this is slightly overwhelming, perhaps even a little unnecessary. It has ferry lines, airport details, rail information, car hire info and tourist info; this is a full double spread of tiny writing listing websites and telephone numbers and more information than anyone with a planner needs, but I'm sure it'll be useful for someone.


The next section, I love! This should be in all planners and diaries and information booklets. It has helplines and webpages for all sorts of different situations. I think this is a really great idea to include in a planner and should be more widespread as an info page.


Another slightly overwhelming section is the list of examining bodies, funding, qualifications and research bodies and subject associates. It lists websites, which are relevant for students and I'm sure will come in handy for many people. Next up we have a planner and the diary itself, which runs from the 1st of July 2014 to the 31st July 2015. It has times in half hour intervals from 7am until 9pm every day and this is just fabulous. It means I can make my lists IN my planner. No more lists all over in notebooks and list pads and on my pc, brilliant for any Monica like me.


Finally, we end with a section for notes, addresses and telephone numbers. If this sounds like your kind of academic planner, you can get yours for £4 from Tesco - bargain!


  
Kayleigh x

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