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Fresher Fails!

You’ve heard them before, but here’s a quick refresh of what to do and what not to do in your first year! 1. “I’ll leave all my revision notes till the end of term and do them all at once” Inevitably you will miss the odd lecture or you’ll sit through 4 hours of Behavioural …

Re-learning to revise (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1) Mind maps/spider diagrams Ideal for the student who thoroughly understands and remembers concepts. Sometimes a prompt is all that is needed and leads to a “word association”. This gets you out of the rote learning trap and probably makes for more ingrained knowledge which is necessary to become a good doctor. …

Re-learning to revise (Part 1)

Revision is one of those mysterious concepts which is unique to every individual. There are those who need to go over everything multiple times before an exam to the point they can recite a textbook with their eyes closed; alternatively, you have the annoying but admirable students who learn as they go along and manage …

Top 10 Freshers’ Fails!

1. “I’ll leave all my revision notes till the end of term and do them all at once” Inevitably you will miss the odd lecture or you’ll sit through 4 hours of Behavioural Sciences and have no idea what you’ve just learnt. Make the most of the occasional free hour and do a bit of work …

Adventurous extracurriculars!

Hi I’m Alice and I’m just starting my fourth year. I’m going to be talking about the great range of sporting activities to get stuck into at university especially for someone who doesn’t have a particular interest in sport. As a medic, your day is always filled with lectures or time on the wards and …

Medicine and the work-work balance

The vast majority of students have been supported above and beyond their needs up until university and many are fortunate to have monetary assistance during their degrees – often interpreted as “fun money”.For those whose income doesn’t seem to meet their outgoings and wish not to stay afloat by way of overdraft, there is always …