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Taking notes digitally

Hello! This is the last part of my three-part series on OneNote. You can read part 1 here: Getting started with OneNote – Student life (nottingham.ac.uk) You can read part 2 here: Switching your notes to digital – Student life (nottingham.ac.uk)   In this part, I’ll talk about switching to digital note-taking after you’ve fully …

Switching your notes to digital

This post is the second part of my 3-part blog series on OneNote! You can find part 1 here. In the last post, I talked about establishing your organisation system in OneNote. This post is all about how you can transfer your existing notes into your new OneNote notebook. Your existing notes If you’re looking …

Getting started with OneNote

If you haven’t had a chance to check out my last blog post on digital note-keeping you can find it here: Digital Note-Keeping. As promised, today I’m writing about getting started with OneNote!  Disclaimer: I know that OneNote has a different layout and different features depending on your device and the version you access. The …

Adjusting to The Academic Step-Up of Uni

The journey from school-goer to university student is rife with challenges. And that’s not including the academic hurdles. Pursuing a higher education will offer you a lifetime of opportunities, experiences and lessons learnt. Of these, the academic step-up is one of the most obvious road-blocks and one that is easily overcome. With time and support, …

In Defence of Mind Maps

Ahh, the dreaded Summer Term. Exam season is upon us and, along with the omnipresent lack of motivation due to that-which-shall-not-be-named, we’re all looking for ways to spice up our revision. Chances are that you’ve already got your favourite revision strategies that are tried and tested and work for you. Trust me, so did I. …

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 …

Tackling your workload over Christmas break

You just know you’re getting close to Christmas break when Nottingham’s Christmas market is back and lecturers are letting loose a bit. And what a wonderful time of year it is! The food markets are back and busy, the Christmas trees are up and you’ve made it through yet another semester. However, adulthood waits for …

Keeping on top of your reading list

As exam season draws to an end, you’ve probably had a few of those ‘why didn’t I start reading this earlier‘ thoughts – haven’t we all! I’ve put together a few tips to make sure that when you come back refreshed and tanned from your summer break, you avoid getting yourself stuck in another reading …

Writing a dissertation – things I wish I had known!

After having done what seemed like the impossible, and handing my dissertation in last week (cue round of applause!!) I’ve been reflecting on things that I wish I had known prior to writing a dissertation. I feel that it is particularly difficult to gauge how well your diss is going considering that, chances are, it’s …

Balancing placement and revision

For most students, exams are just around the corner and for others, like myself, they’re only about 4-5 weeks away. If you’re in your latter years of university, you’re also likely to be on placement. If you thought finding the motivation to revise was difficult in first year, your placement years are only going to …