I’m so hopeful this semester- John Khaukha

Meet John Khaukha – Media Student

We are back from the holiday, and we have a lot ahead of us all in this semester. My holiday was busy, but I’m so happy about what I was doing and I thank God for that! I spent the holiday using my skills in photography, I had a commercial wedding photography engagement, did a documentary for the Talloires Network about Energy Saving Stoves made out of clay and an advert for a hotel. But Just before I returned back, I joined a Church Youth Camp in Namugongo, Reaction Tour, under the Kenneth Copeland Ministry. At the camp, I was leading a group over 300 boys, working as a ministry leader in the boy’s section for 1 week, it was a great place to use my leadership skills.

Talking about academics, this is my last semester, and this means I will be sitting for my finals. This means a lot me, and to my fellow finalists. It’s a challenge ahead of us, but I’m so hopeful, and I hope everyone is so determined. We have a lot of activities planned in the Guild, Chapel and the Media Academy but I will be focused on accomplishing my course at the same time. I will be working on my research dissertation; designing tools and instruments, and collecting enough data. The new class adjustments also look favourable especially to us the finalists, it gives us enough time to do personal study and it will help us do our dissertation in time. We are looking forward to excellency!


LivingStone: A place with a lot to offer – Arinaitwe Henry

Arinaitwe Henry | BBA Student, Guild Speaker

Studying at LivingStone has helped me grow, both at campus and outside! As a Guild speaker, I have developed my public speaking and leadership skills that continuously apply throughout my holiday times. This past holiday, I managed to work and keep up at Step TV and Step Radio despite the fact that I’m a business student, with passion for media and willingness to learn. I also volunteered with Casa Uganda Safaris, a growing tour and travel company in Mbale.

LivingStone has remained a strong foundation to my personal development; academically and spiritually ever since I joined! It’s a place with a lot to offer; from mentoring to become better and active citizens, to producing ethical and employable Christian graduates who are empowered to transform African communities.

Academically, I feel I’m in the best position, not as I would be if I were in any other university in Uganda. Being a BBA Premium student, a 4 years’ course, puts me ahead of other fellow graduates doing a 3 year BBA program. Since there is not another university in Uganda offering BBA Premium my chances of being employed when I graduate are high. As this semester goes on, I’m keeping my grades high, keeping up with the new academic changes and planning for my internship at the end of the semester.

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Freshers: Common Challenges You Might Face as You Join University

It’s a new semester and probably a new level, especially for those who are transitioning from high school to university. It may look like a very long journey, but even a thousand-mile journey starts with one single step. There will be challenges, mistakes, and the feeling of being lost, especially in the first week of coming back or joining in, but relax, We’re here to help you. Today we are sharing common challenges that you might experience in your first week at university.

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Missing Lectures: Hopefully, you are already excited about being in control of and in command of yourself, and you need to be focused on attending all of your lectures; after all, this is the primary reason for paying your tuition! Every lecture matters, both at the start and at the end, so don’t relax and think that the semester’s first lectures are minor, or you might be shocked when sitting for your first test.

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Sleeping Too Much: This could be the reason you might miss lectures. As I have said, you should always understand that studying is the primary reason for you and your parents who are paying your fees, so you should set your priorities well. Use your smart phone to set alarms and reminders and to keep track of your upcoming engagements with other people.

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Hiding in Your Room: This is so common for non-resident students who are not staying in university hostels. You shouldn’t be spending much time at home or on video games. As time goes on you will realize that you need to be spending most of your time at school or with fellow students around the university. The truth is that you need to make friends and to start sharing and working together through the entire course duration.

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Thinking that You Need Only a Few Friends: The truth is that everyone matters in one way or another and that having a bigger network will make your life easier during your time at university. While it is wonderful having close friends, it is critical to keep a great relationship with other students who you will continue working with at the campus. There are unlimited benefits to create a hub of friends around you, this might help you to achieve your first leadership role. At last it might even lead you to your first employment position or part-time job.

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Forgetting to Communicate Back Home: Joining university doesn’t mean you are no longer part of the family back at home. You will miss them as time rolls on, and you will still need their help. Utilize social media platforms like Messenger and WhatsApp, and don’t forget to call Mom and Dad to let them know how much you miss them. This will show how much you treasure them, and they will always work hard to support you through university.

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Ignoring the Use of Gadgets and Techs: Learning has really changed today. You have plenty of content at your fingertips and can use your kindle or your phones to collect your notes, to do research, and to learn new tools. Don’t forget to visit the university computer lab–which is not exclusively for IT students–to learn vital programs like Microsoft Office and to learn how to use USB drives and cloud storage platforms like OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox. This will help keep your crucial data safe.

Lastly, as you join university it is a great time to learn more about yourself and to transition to being a better version of yourself. Listen to feedback from your fellow students and lecturers. And, more importantly, take care of your health and well being, make sure you always have your toothpaste, wash clothes regularly, keep your hair clean and always stay clean.

Good Luck!

Daaki Joshua