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5 Things I’ve Learnt From My 1st Year

Ahh, first year. Before moving to Nottingham I was filled with equal parts excitement and anxiety, and I bet you feel somewhat similar. I may not have all the answers, but I can definitely share my experience with you! Being fresh out of my first year and onto my second, here are 5 things I’ve …

Self Care For The Busy Student!

It’s no secret that university life can get extremely hectic at times. As soon as the last few weeks of the semester hit, my free time fills up with rehearsals, studies, and deadlines. It can be really difficult to keep a clear head when the time you would normally spend resting and recuperating, disappears. At …

5 Self Care Tips for Students

Being at uni is an amazing experience. You meet new people, you experience new things, you make life-long memories. It’s great. Then, a few weeks into every semester, something happens which shifts the atmosphere… …assessment period draws near. Ah, that dreaded time. It brings along with it some of our least favourite things. All-nighters at …

Harnessing Stress

Whenever I feel particularly stressed, I kneel down low and tuck my limbs in towards my tum to become very small and sweet; I’ve studied the hedgehog and in this here sequence of movements, I mimic its famous ball-up technique. I will flatter myself by writing that I am able to achieve an uncanny likeness …

Tips on writing an essay that you’re completely stuck on

Regardless of whether you’re a fresher who is stumped on an essay relating to a topic that you’ve never even though about, let alone know much about, or whether you’re a final year student that currently has mush for a brain due to processing endless information for your other modules, we can all get stuck …

Dealing with ‘Writer’s Block’ During Deadlines

It’s that grey time of year again – amid all of the festivities and Christmas lights in Nottingham, many of us are getting our heads down in Hallward and trying to bash out an essay which we should have realistically started a few weeks ago. Sometimes, having a deadline looming over you can really boost …

My Favourite Instrumental Music to Study to

If you’re like me and prefer to study cooped up in the library then you’ll understand the problems of accidentally sitting next to either a hungry student devouring endless packets of monster munch, a group of aggressively loud whisperers talking about their c-razy night out last night, or simply a stressed final year who is …

Just Another Exam Blog: Ease The Stress

So the month of May is almost upon us and that means those exams that once seemed so far upon the horizon, are practically within reaching distance, and I for one am a bundle of nerves – as expected. Now whilst this may seem like just another exam blog, I’m not going to sit here …

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 …

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 …