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Student Life Hacks: UoN Edition

Starting Uni (even one as pretty as Notts) can be slightly scary. So, I thought I’d list some Student Hacks, all tried and tested by yours truly, that make life now that you’re an officially a UoN student even easier! 4 Hacks for Saving Money While your student loan may seem like a lot, you’ll …

Revision tips for the Winter break

For first years the last thing you are going to think about, or want to do, is revision over the Christmas holiday. You will have recently returned home and after the excitement of first semester want to relax and catch up with family and friends. But just a little reminder, there’s still work to do! …

The R word

Halloween, with all its wonderful fancy dress, has passed, and the Christmas music is playing in all the shops. It only means one thing to students – exam time is approaching! The feeling of dread begins to grow around this time of year, as students realise, it’s time to start revising. Here are just a …

Revision, revision, revision!

Halloween, with all its wonderful fancy dress, has passed, and the Christmas music has begun to play in all the shops. It only means one thing to students – exam time is approaching! The feeling of dread begins to grow around this time of year, as students realise, it’s time to start revising. Here are …

6 Useful apps for university

There are so many apps you can chose to download on both Google Play and the App Store (a few hundred thousand in fact). It can sometimes take ages to find the app you need so I’ve compiled a short list of apps I discovered last year which saved me loads of time and money. …

Time to refresh

re-fresh: to make fresh again; reinvigorate or cheer (a person, the mind, spirits) Congratulations #UoNFreshers,  you’ve reached the University of Nottingham milestone known as Refreshers’ Week! * pause for applause* This is your opportunity to celebrate the end of exams, reactivate your social lives and join some clubs and societies that didn’t spark your interest …

Blue Monday schmonday

According to the media, today is the most depressing day of the year – the third Monday in January, a.k.a Blue Monday. And this year it happens to fall slap bang in the middle of exams.  January is a tough month. It’s ages until Christmas, the days are dark and cold, and supermarkets are selling …

A few things before you walk into the exam room

January is here and this means one thing: exams. But don’t panic.  Exams are part of university life and the key to success is preparation. But this isn’t a post about revision tips and techniques, this is about the practical stuff that you need to know so that you turn up on time and don’t …

5 ways to take the stress out of revision

Chances are you’re in the middle of an epic revision timetable right now. You may have colour coded charts on your wall, highlighter pens all over your desk, post it notes screaming at you from every available space at eyesight level. But have you included some time out in your revision timetable? 5 things you …