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10 minute breaks for when you have too much work to do

Yesterday on a revision break* I walked around campus with my flatmate and spent far too long posing for photos with the NOTTINGHAM sign and discovering hidden gardens. Whilst it was such a well-needed break from the stress of revision, it got me thinking that I need to find some shorter revision breaks, that don’t …

History Degree: How Will Studying For a History Degree Help Me In The Real World?

When I tell people I’m doing a degree in History, I’m usually met with raised eyebrows, and remarks like ‘how is that going to help you find a job?’. It seems as though a lot of people think its a pointless area of study. What jobs can you get with a History degree? What’s the …

Why should you vote in the General Election?

In the 2015 general election the winning party won with 24% of all eligible votes. A staggering 34% of eligible voters did not vote at all. 9.1 million women abstained and less than 50% of eligible voters aged 18-24 did not turn out to the polls. You have the right to vote and to take …

Dealing with the Pressure of Exams

I’m quite a stressy person normally, meaning that come exam season I am a mess. However, although it may be inevitable to feel somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of exams, there are some ways in which this discomfort can be eased. Trust me! Be rational: as much as they may mean to you at the time, …

Rainy with a chance of rain; non-revision indoor activities to relax and de-stress.

It’s raining. I’m looking out the window and it’s still raining. It was raining when I went to bed, it was raining when I woke up, and I can positively guarantee that it will be raining when I get on my bike to cycle home this evening. If your days currently consist predominantly of colour …

My Bucket List of Local City Trips

The end of the year is in sight and I’m counting down the days until I can do some exploring guilt free. Luckily for me, Nottingham has a fairly central location within the UK, making it well connected to other cities. So here’s my bucket list of places I’d love to visit for the first …

“What do you want to do when you grow up?”

“What do you do?”   I knew he was referring to what course I was studying at university. But instead, I responded the way I always have; with what I really do.   “I write. I also go hiking sometimes and I play tennis.” I tell him I like being creative and watching sunsets.  “I …

The Intuitive Eater: Tips Towards Becoming More Foodsmart

One of our biggest issues as students is eating healthily and maintaining a healthy (ish) wallet at the same time. We’ve all been there, there’s only half a tub of butter and a sack of potatoes to fill your cupboards, and your stomach this evening so you order a takeaway again. You spend £20 too, …

What to take and what not to take to university

What to bring to uni A bath mat: stepping out of the warm embrace of a shower onto a cold floor is a big shock to the system to say the least. Without being over dramatic, I imagine that it is what stepping off of a ship to begin an expedition in the arctic feels …

5 money saving tips to help fuel summer fun

Summer is fast approaching – though you might not be able to tell on account of the frosty mornings and wet weather of late. Whether you’re a fresher or a postgrad, chances are you’re starting to think about making some plans to lap up some sun in a new and exciting place. But woe betide …