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Keeping Calm During Exams

With the wonderfully festive Christmas season having come and gone all too soon, exam season is all but upon us. Students everywhere are knee-deep in revision as they prepare to sit their exams and tensions are running high, as they do during this month, as people all but freak out in anticipation. And this is …

Ultimate Revision Sounds

Monks’ Song Great singers ‘em monks is. I’m sure you are familiar with the works of these robed figures – they’ve been in the game for years – but for those who have led monk-deprived lives: these chaps are in possession of Adam’s Apples that produce a dreamy soothing sound in their collective resonation. The …

Why results aren’t the most important thing

Loser? “Hey Tom*! You scored so well! Only 1B!”  With hardly a word, my form teacher had moved on from me to her next student, leaving me to deal with the tsunami of emotions washing over me. It was hardly easy. In the aftermath of the collection of my less than stellar results, it seemed as …

Seize the day as an international student!

‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’ In her 2014 speech to the UN Women Convention, Emma Watson’s words sparked me out of my slumber. Carpe Diem! Seize the day! During the cold, dreary winter, seeing people walk in the streets with their loved ones, shopping in Christmas markets with their families, or having …

The Legend of Winter

Sure, humility’s a pretty thing but ugly it becomes when in the way of the truth. Frank honesty thus guides these five-fingered wonders across my keyboard, bidding them to spell out the truest of truths: I am a huge deal on campus and throughout Nottinghamshire I am considered a legend. Thanks to the inclusion of …

How to write better essays

Note: I write this article as a social work student, and this article is probably more suited to social science, humanities and arts students. You know your lecturers really love you when they give you exams and essays as a Christmas present. So, how might we give them equally noteworthy exams and essays to read …

Signs You’re in Your Final Year of University

The library has become your second home that you might as well start paying your share of the bills. Talking about the library, your routine is planned to the minutest detail. You have an outfit, a meal plan and even a seat reserved for you in the library. You’re that person now. You’ve learned to …

Sport and Mental Health

Sport and mental health go hand in hand. In both good ways, such as the release of endorphins and spending time with like-minded friends having a positive effect on mental health, and in not-so-good ways, when overtraining, obsession and perfectionism come into play. I personally am a bit of a water-baby, having grown up by …

5 Things you Should Know About Living in a Student House

It Gets Messy Real Quick Living in halls means that you become immune to mess. Although living in a house may not be as messy as living in student halls, it certainly makes you more aware of the mess that is there. Indeed, gone are the days of weekly cleaning visits, for now you are …

Be Wise, Be Warm – An Ingenious Guide to Winter Living

We have become insipid and spiritless in our approach to surviving Winter. This nation appears to be content with the dreary same old, same old survival formula of a scarf, a beanie, mittens, and a thick coat. The drive to dream up creative methods of maximising comfort has been snowed under by complacency. Want more. …