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4 tips for surviving the countdown to Results Day

A Level Results Day is August 18th 2016 and, if you’re like me, this date will have been metaphorically circled in your mind for months. As a sixth-former who got to experience my year 13 results day twice, and suffered from anxiety, I understand just how emotional the countdown to results day can be. So I’ve prepared …

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 …

Exams are coming…

Naturally, the best way to prepare for exams is to know the course content, however the mental preparation is equally as important. Personally, I find that the more prepared I am, the less stressed I get. The most important thing is to know when and where your exams are. If it’s in a room or a building …

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 …

Everything happens for the best, even exam results

It feels like yesterday taking my A levels and waiting anxiously for results. Although having predicted all As I was a bit skeptical about Maths as my C3 paper was a bit difficult. My first choice was the University of Warwick as they topped the league table for Economics last year and my insurance choice …

Stop revising

STOP REVISING! Yes, you there; I said stop. You’ve been working hard; buried under a mound of post-its, highlighters, folders and pressure, yet continuing to trudge along. Deep down, you knew the days of exams would be here again, but did it really have to be so soon? Revision is unfortunately a rather important (albeit …

I’ll be home for Christmas!

Before you start singing along to this tune there will be a few things you need to get in order! If you live in self-catered halls you’ll probably just need to pack a few essentials and head home. However, of you live in catered halls on campus, you will find yourself having to pack up and …

Preparing for exams

The information that you need about the practicalities of your exams can be found at portal.nottingham.ac.uk – but here is a quick guide to what you need to think about! 1) Check WHEN your exams are and write it down! Look at your diary or calendar – do you have any plans you need to …

Coursework, revision and exams – oh my!

Ah! Exams! Not since your A Levels have you had to worry about those dreaded things, and that was months ago; before the days of university where 9am starts feel like 5am and no adults on your back to make you work. Do you even remember how to study? I sure didn’t this time last …