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How to Celebrate the End of Exam Season

Any other year, we’d be planning our big comeback to the Nottingham clubbing scene. Whether you’re the Ocean type or the Crisis type – nothing compares to that first night out after all the exam stress expires. Unfortunately, this isn’t any other year.  But that doesn’t have to mean you don’t get to celebrate and …

How To Beat The Blues

Having been over a year since I began contributing to this blog, it has become increasingly difficult finding new and engaging content to talk about with my readers. However, with exams looming, it seemed obvious that the best way to reach out to my audience was to lend a helping hand to those of you …

Improving your grades one step at a time

With results day well and truly behind us, it comes without a surprise that some of you may not have achieved what they initially set out to; and this can really crush your spirit. As someone who consistently beat the school system to achieve high grades, having to re-sit an exam in my first year …

Keeping Calm During Exams

With the wonderfully festive Christmas season having come and gone all too soon, exam season is all but upon us. Students everywhere are knee-deep in revision as they prepare to sit their exams and tensions are running high, as they do during this month, as people all but freak out in anticipation. And this is …

Exam Tips

Now that it’s almost May, we know summer is around the corner (though the weather may not agree). Unfortunately, that means finals season is even closer. With less than a month to go, you’ve probably already claimed your own spot in the library alongside your new best friend, Echo360. However, this is also a time …

Exam Tips

Preparation is Key So, this one takes place even before the exam is anywhere near starting since there is no point in rocking up without being ready. The amount of time you give yourself to revise for exams is entirely up to you, people work differently. Whether you need six months to get your head …

Handling Academic Setbacks

With exam season just around the corner, I recently felt an unfamiliar wave of anxiety coming my way. Some introspection revealed that my panic was most probably a reaction to the academic setbacks I faced last year. From growing up in a culture that heavily focused on top grades to never having faced academic failure …

Reflections on University Exams

Currently, I’m writing this blog post to procrastinate revising for my final exam of my first year. Reflecting on nearly reaching the end of my second exam season at Nottingham, here are some of the things I wish I’d known before starting exams: Past papers are not as great as they used to be During A-Levels …