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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 …

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 …

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 …

5 (more) Ways to Stay Sane during Revision

1. Get a change of scene I find that a change of scene helps a little in making revision a little more bearable. It could be something as simple as going outside, or going over to a friend’s place to study. Those of you going to the library might have become attached that one seat. …

I did it my way

This week I’m hoping to ease your exam anxieties by telling you what I’ve learned about revising now I’m a… err… wise and mature final year. The key message – do things your way! Revise WHEN you want I was talking to a friend of mine recently who’s a lark (someone who gets up early). …

Hallward vs. Home

The Easter egg chocolate has dwindled away, sunny days are being spent indoors and I’m all out of ways to avoid the dreaded coursework that needs to be done. As a final form of procrastination, I’m weighing up working in the library versus working at home today!   Home No one will ask you to watch …

5 Ways to Stay Sane during Revision

Before I continue with this post I just want to clarify that this is not a post on how to revise effectively, this is just advice on how not to lose your mind while in revision mode. Who knows how many times I was on the verge of giving up on revision and saying things …

Revision meltdown countdown

T-minus one week. Notes in order in their respective folders? Check. Obligatory highlighters and note paper bought? Check. Status: reasonably smug. T-minus three days. This massive wadge of material can be revised in three days, right? It’s been done before. Temporarily ignoring the fact it’s final year now and things are different and a lot …

Student life’s greatest hits (autumn 2014)

New to the blog? You’ve come to the right place, as we introduce the team’s best posts to look at student life here at The University of Nottingham. Following in the the grand Greatest Hits tradition of Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Vanilla Ice (apparently), we present each blogger’s best posts… so far. Read on! Gemma 5 things …