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Keeping on top of your reading list

As exam season draws to an end, you’ve probably had a few of those ‘why didn’t I start reading this earlier‘ thoughts – haven’t we all! I’ve put together a few tips to make sure that when you come back refreshed and tanned from your summer break, you avoid getting yourself stuck in another reading …

If my essay were…

I love writing essays. There is no sarcasm intended in the previous sentence. I genuinely do. I love writing it, responding to the question, and seeing it as a unique way for me to express myself. But perhaps many of us don’t. We detest the coursework our professors set for us. We hate the pain …

Harnessing Stress

Whenever I feel particularly stressed, I kneel down low and tuck my limbs in towards my tum to become very small and sweet; I’ve studied the hedgehog and in this here sequence of movements, I mimic its famous ball-up technique. I will flatter myself by writing that I am able to achieve an uncanny likeness …

Presentation Paranoia? How To Ace Your Next Presentation

Around this time last year, I gave my first oral presentation at university. Now, almost a year later, I’m planning – or at least, planning to start planning – my next presentation as part of my course. Over the last year, I’ve learnt so much about delivering a solid presentation and how it so beautifully …

Finding the time to do ‘everything’

University life is a treasure trove of opportunities. There’s so many things I want to get involved with on a daily basis. It would be silly of me not to take up these chances whilst I can. But time and energy are huge factors that need to be considered. Since being involved in Welcome Week …

University: Expectations vs Reality

COOKING – Expectation: despite having no culinary experience, you will be quite the magician in the kitchen. Lasagne? Pips. Soufflé? Easy. A flame grilled chicken breast in a garlic crumb coating, accompanied by homemade Cajun sweet potato fries and a lemon zested guacamole relish? Completed it, mate. Everything you touch will turn into something worthy …

5 Ways To Survive The Library

When coming up with this blog post, I was trying to think of interesting things that I’d done this week. Of course, I came up with nothing because for the past week my life has been entirely consumed with trying to keep on top of deadlines and reading. Because of this, I’ve been spending a …

5 Things To Do When You’re Having A Stress Meltdown

As exam season rolls around once more stress levels around campus are rising. With coursework deadlines and looming exams it’s easy to become overwhelmed by your workload. Here are some quick tips to help reduce your stress. Make a list (but don’t get distracted!) Having a to-do list really helps me to prioritise what I …

That Time of Year Again

It is that time of year again where things that happen at this time of year… happen. Some of them are good and some of them are bad and you can decide which is which. Before I continue, I apologise for being away for so long. I have a good excuse this time (I promise!). You may have realised …

Hallward…We Need To Talk!

      Dear Hallward, I think we need to talk. We’ve had a good run and I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now. I don’t think it’s working anymore. I mean, I have been working but you try and distract me with you vending machines and your swivel chairs and your …