• art & design

    What I Keep In My Bag For Art School

    A long time ago I decided that at some point during my university education I would share a what’s in my bag type post. I know how cliched these types of posts have become but I wanted to do it. Just based on reading a few other similar posts I think what I take with me to university is quite different compared to other students. I’m not saying this in an oh I’m so special sort of way. But art students have different needs compared to English or science students so I thought it would be interesting to share what I keep in my bag for art school.  If things…

  • books

    10 Books Which Made My Dissertation

    Usually, at the end of every year, I would do a roundup of all the books I read that year. I didn’t write one at the end of 2020 because I was too busy working on my dissertation. However, most of the books I did read in 2020 were for my dissertation. The topic of my dissertation ended up being related to the content on my blog. So today I thought it might be interesting to share some of the books I read during the research process.  I won’t go into massive detail, but my dissertation looked at how new digital technologies have changed how we as a society write.…

  • personal

    My Lockdown Year At University

    It’s been so long since I wrote a blog post I’m not quite sure how to start this. So hi. My name is Emma. I write about stationery and notebooks and various other related bits. The last post I shared was back in September of 2020. I had just made the transition from my old domain name to this: The Paper Kind.  Side note: can I just say how much I love the new name for my website. I’m so glad I took the time to find a name that resonated with what I want to do in the future. I’ve had a few people message me saying how much…

  • organisation

    How I Stay Organised At University

    Today I want to share how I stay organised at university. Higher education is different for many reasons. At school, you’re told what to do and to an extent forced to do it. University is very different, there is no one making sure you’re attending class or doing work. University forces you to take control of your learning, lecturers are there to help and guide you. But they can only help if you put the effort in. Today I want to share some organisational tips I’ve figured out which help me to do my best at university. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so I’m not the sort of person who…

  • organisation

    How I Keep My Workspace Organised

    Today I thought I would share my workspace and how I keep it organised. This is important to me. I know most people think of creative types as having untidy workspaces. I’m not like that. I need my workspace to be tidy. If I don’t the mess will distract me from my work. I have my workspace set up in a way that is functional but also helps me work best. So today I am going to share how I keep my workspace organised and hopefully you will gain some tips on how to keep your workspace organised in the process. HOW I KEEP MY WORKSPACE ORGANISED MY ORGANISATION SYSTEM…