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Choosing a Summer Job

Most students will find themselves looking for work over the summer vacation period, if they don’t already have a job. The benefits of working during this free time are obvious – money, experience, something to take away the boredom. After all, there’s only so many days of Netflix anybody can realistically handle. But how do …

How to Have the Perfect Summer

I have had my fair share of long summers. From the ages of 4 to 16 I had the glorious six week summers. Then throughout college and university I experienced the three month limbo of time off from when my exams finished to when the academic year began once again. I have been so used …

10 minute breaks for when you have too much work to do

Yesterday on a revision break* I walked around campus with my flatmate and spent far too long posing for photos with the NOTTINGHAM sign and discovering hidden gardens. Whilst it was such a well-needed break from the stress of revision, it got me thinking that I need to find some shorter revision breaks, that don’t …

A Revision Survival Guide: How to Beat the Panic and Stress of Exams This Summer

Yeah, you guessed it, it’s another ‘revision top tips’ blog. I’m sure you’ve stumbled across far too many of these, but whether you want some genuine exams advice, or are looking to procrastinate some more, then I suggest you keep reading… An exam survival guide: how to beat the stress The summer time: the months …

The Juggling Student: Maintaining a Work-Life Balance Over Easter Break

Work-life balance. I think I speak for every student out there when I say that we’ve all been plagued by those words before. It’s the dreaded balance between work and play; between due dates and dinner dates. The concept is seemingly hardest to grasp now that we’re a week into Easter break. For those of …

Productive Procrastination

As defined by the ever-trustworthy and academically respectable, Urban Dictionary, productive procrastination is the act of ‘putting off doing something which really needs to be done by doing something else instead which needs to be done.’ Relatable, aye? Anyway, with deadlines all around us and the imminent doomsday of the exam period looming over our …

How to live the ‘not-so-broke’ student life

If you ask someone what they want most out of life, you’ll get a whole variety of answers. Love. Happiness. Education. Travel. But if you ask a university student what we want most out of our lives (as of right now, at least) and we’ll all say the same thing; money. Whether you’re saving for …

10 Things To Be Grateful For

As we close in on our much-awaited Easter break, university has been kicking us in the gut just a little bit harder. With a particularly difficult week ahead of me, I decided to dedicate this blog post to a few things that I am grateful for.   University education at a great university. As tiring …

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 …

Is There Really Such Thing as a “Work Life Balance”?

“You just need to find a work life balance”. Oh. Right. OK. Thank you buzz feed for your wonderful, insightful advice. Those nine words have saved me from the whirlwind of essays, parties, reading and lack of sleep that sums up my new life as a fresher. I wish. We’re always told that all we …