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How I Survived The Library

Exams are thankfully over for me, but before I got to this point, I was in the deep depths of.. THE LIBRARY. Almost every day of the past two and a half weeks of my life were spent in the George Green Library cramming prepping for my last ever exams. I was pretty serious about this …

Desserts is stressed spelled backwards

It’s Mental Health Awareness week and considering that most of us are drowning in post-it notes, revision timetables and past-papers-from-hell, it seems a suitable time to pay attention to our stress levels. If, like me, you are feeling the usual exam-time strain, here are a couple of events going on around the uni to help …

Keeping Cheerful During Exam Time

It’s mental health awareness week this week and in this time of seemingly never-ending stress, sleep deprivation and general misery, it’s more important than ever to look after your mental health. Whether you’ve been spending all night every night in the library, or have left it all to a last minute cram, it’s important to …

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 …

Surviving the exam room

Welcome to January exam season 2016! Having just about survived a 3 hour exam this morning, I thought I’d write about how to cope in that dreaded exam room. Although I did make it out the other side, it wasn’t a pretty battle.   Wake up for the exam Yes this isn’t technically about exam conditions, …

New Term, New Me (lol jk)

Disclaimer to future employers: I am not actually like this. This is a sketch. Please hire me. Dear Diary,  I can’t wait to write in your fresh pages everyday. I’m going to write especially neatly in you. This is a new start. Maybe I’ll write some inspirational quotes at the top of each page, get …

The Forgotten Season

The festivities have come to an end, the rain has been torrential and unrelenting, the threat of exams is mentally crushing every student south of Canning Circus. This post is to remind you that not all is lost, there is light at the end of the tunnel, even darkness must pass. And to help soothe …

How to beat the January blues

It’s the same scenario every year. January has hit: dank, dark days, regretful (well, regret-fuelled) diets and the unwelcome resumption of everyday life after the festive utopia.  Add to that a foreboding few months of uninterrupted studying plus a handful of looming exams and the outlook is bleak. In such a situation it’s all too …

3 Ways to Reduce Deadline Stress

It’s that time of year again. The evenings are darker, the days are colder, and your sleep cycle is so out of tune that you might as well be in another timezone. Not exactly ideal combined with the crushing weight of winter coursework deadlines. So if you’re feeling the pressure, try out some of the …

Post-exam adventures

Almost 2 weeks ago I stepped out of my last ever exam at the University, which was a really weird (but relieving) feeling! Since then, I’ve actually been very busy doing things which aren’t revision. This has included: Post-exam celebratory lunch and a pint: After my final exam I wanted to celebrate and went for …