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How to Handle Getting a “Bad” Grade at University

If you are reading this, then chances are you’ve gotten a disappointing mark on a piece of work. Or maybe you’ve just handed something in and are reading because you anticipate getting a bad mark. Whether you fall into the former category or the latter, just know that a low grade isn’t the end of …

Best Ways to Relax during Quarantine

It’s hard to keep calm and carry on during quarantine. As a third year student with deadlines approaching, it’s easy to feel stressed in the best of circumstances. With the added anxiety from these unprecedented times we find ourselves in, trying to study can seem overwhelming. Each of us has had to dramatically alter the …

Staying Motivated at University

Academic success at university often depends on staying motivated during periods of frustration and struggle. As deadlines approach and the workload piles on, staying motivated at university can be tough. It’s tempting to procrastinate and spend time focusing on other more fun activities. If you feel yourself beginning to lack motivation, distracted by current uncertainty, …

Sustainability Week: How to be a more Sustainable Student

Tomorrow marks the beginning of University of Nottingham’s Sustainability week. From University Mental Health Day to Advocate Magazine launch, this upcoming week promises to cover all aspects of Sustainability. News about climate change and evidence of our detrimental impact on the environment can often leave you wondering, what could I possibly do to be more …

How to Improve Your Student Living

Many of you may be thinking about your accommodation next year. Maybe you’re a first year excited by the chance to move out of halls and live with friends. Or you might be a second year hoping for a better living experience in your final year. Student living can be difficult, there’s no one to  …

How to Budget in the Kitchen

The thought of cooking for yourself everyday can be quite daunting. Between lectures, deadlines, extra curriculars, and having a social life; cooking healthy meals each night all while living on a budget may seem impossible. But don’t worry, with a bit of planning and a few you-tube videos, cooking for yourself at university will become …

5 Places to Study on Campus Outside of the Library

We’re in the second week of the dreaded exam period. By this point, you’ve likely spent countless hours in George Green or Hallward library, having to get there super early to guarantee a space amongst the masses of students which descend upon UoN libraries during this busy time. Often revising in the same space day …

Top 5 Christmas Ideas to avoid Secret Santa Gifts Stress

‘Tis the season to be…stressed! As the end of the term approaches the festive season is well and truly upon us; but with the decorating of Christmas trees and the binge-watching of Christmas classics also comes the exchanging of Secret Santa gifts. Somehow you may have found yourself involved in multiple Secret Santa groups, and …