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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 …

Juggling a degree and a job

Being a student often includes working to pay your bills, which puts added pressure on the time you have to focus on your studies. Victoria Hayward juggled a job and a degree when she studied History at the University (pictured at her graduation below). In this post she shares some tips on how to balance …

Leaping from school to university

We’re officially over Freshers’ Week and teaching has begun across the University. How was your first lecture? Was it fine or did it totally confuse you? The gear change from school to university level learning can be brutal for some students just as it can be exciting for others. You may not know what to …