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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 …

Finding Computers on Campus

As someone who a) can’t get any work done at home and b) owns a laptop which repeatedly decides to break down on me, I always tend to do all of my uni work on campus and on a computer. However, when it’s peak revision season it seems that you can only get a seat with …

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 …

Discover Songs and Top Brain Food Snacks for the Library

Here’s a list of my favourite ‘brain food’ snacks you can enjoy in the library (linked to some of my favourite songs, get discovering!)- because nobody wants to be that person crunching a packet of monster munch whilst pretending that the smell isn’t actually travelling across the whole floor. Luckily, these foods are known to boost brain …

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 …

Dealing with ‘Writer’s Block’ During Deadlines

It’s that grey time of year again – amid all of the festivities and Christmas lights in Nottingham, many of us are getting our heads down in Hallward and trying to bash out an essay which we should have realistically started a few weeks ago. Sometimes, having a deadline looming over you can really boost …

My Favourite Instrumental Music to Study to

If you’re like me and prefer to study cooped up in the library then you’ll understand the problems of accidentally sitting next to either a hungry student devouring endless packets of monster munch, a group of aggressively loud whisperers talking about their c-razy night out last night, or simply a stressed final year who is …

Just Another Exam Blog: Ease The Stress

So the month of May is almost upon us and that means those exams that once seemed so far upon the horizon, are practically within reaching distance, and I for one am a bundle of nerves – as expected. Now whilst this may seem like just another exam blog, I’m not going to sit here …

How to Get Out of a Midterm Slump

So, we’re half way through the second term of university (how that happened beats me), it’s cold, dark and bleak to say the least outside. Chances are you’re starting to think about impending pieces of coursework / exams and are lacking the motivation to do anything about these matters. Fear no, my friend, because I …

How to survive a 9AM exam

It’s a crushing feeling, isn’t it? You get an email telling you your exam timetable has been released. You open up the portal hoping that the algorithmic gods have smiled upon you and scheduled your exams at times a person might reasonably expect you to be awake… Nope, you have X amount of 9AMs. You …