Category: Ask

The Uzman
Bad AS and A Level results? What to do if you didn’t make the grade

Last week, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales received their AS and A Level results. Despite a marginal fall in A* and A grades for the fifth year running, there have been a record number of places offered at UK universities. Indeed, the UCAS clearing service have confirmed that 424,000 […]

The Uzman
What to do if you are accused of plagiarism
 

If an allegation of plagiarism has been made against you, then you need to act quickly and decide how you are going to defend yourself. The consequences of being found guilty of plagiarism could lead to a variety of penalties being imposed against you. Among the worst is being permanently excluded from your university or […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: Mother-in-law is making life unbearable

Dear Yonca abla,  My mother-in-law has moved in with us. She lost her husband a few years back and was feeling vulnerable living on her own. She also has various health problems. My husband has two other siblings: one is married to an English lady and relations are a bit strained there. The other – […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: Is she too young to holiday alone?

Dear Yonca abla,  I’ve been having furious arguments with my youngest. She is 18-years-old and if she passes her exams, could be starting life at university in September. I thought I was being progressive letting her go away from home to study, but now, as if that wasn’t enough, she wants to go on holiday […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: Does she need bigger boobs?

Dear Yonca abla, One of my closest girlfriends is keen to have a boob job. She has a gorgeous figure, is slim and beautiful, but feels her breasts are too small and is keen to get them enlarged. Ultimately it is up to her to do what she wants with her body, but I’m thinking […]

The Uzman
Lots of cracks – how safe is my house?

We ask Oktay Hamit, a retired structural and civil engineer, BEng, CEng, MICE, to explain: There are no perfect houses. Whether you have a new home or one that’s a hundred years old, houses have cracks, as they all shift and settle into position after construction. Before you start filling in the cracks, it’s vital […]