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Go Enjoy Nature!

Recently I’ve found a way to undercut some of that seemingly never-ending exam stress, and it’s right here on campus! Every time I go outside in University Park I’m slightly awestruck and without fail I comment, “Oh my god this campus is beautiful! How much did we luck out coming here?” From the lake, to …

Desserts is stressed spelled backwards

It’s Mental Health Awareness week and considering that most of us are drowning in post-it notes, revision timetables and past-papers-from-hell, it seems a suitable time to pay attention to our stress levels. If, like me, you are feeling the usual exam-time strain, here are a couple of events going on around the uni to help …

Keeping Cheerful During Exam Time

It’s mental health awareness week this week and in this time of seemingly never-ending stress, sleep deprivation and general misery, it’s more important than ever to look after your mental health. Whether you’ve been spending all night every night in the library, or have left it all to a last minute cram, it’s important to …

5 Apps To Get You Through Exam Season

It’s that time of the year again when exam season starts rolling in and everyone tries their hardest to cram in a terms worth of knowledge. At times like this, your smart phone can become a hindrance, the perfect way to procrastinate. Through my time procrastinating on the app store I have compiled a list of …

5 Things To Do When You’re Having A Stress Meltdown

As exam season rolls around once more stress levels around campus are rising. With coursework deadlines and looming exams it’s easy to become overwhelmed by your workload. Here are some quick tips to help reduce your stress. Make a list (but don’t get distracted!) Having a to-do list really helps me to prioritise what I …

How to beat the January blues

It’s the same scenario every year. January has hit: dank, dark days, regretful (well, regret-fuelled) diets and the unwelcome resumption of everyday life after the festive utopia.  Add to that a foreboding few months of uninterrupted studying plus a handful of looming exams and the outlook is bleak. In such a situation it’s all too …

3 Ways to Reduce Deadline Stress

It’s that time of year again. The evenings are darker, the days are colder, and your sleep cycle is so out of tune that you might as well be in another timezone. Not exactly ideal combined with the crushing weight of winter coursework deadlines. So if you’re feeling the pressure, try out some of the …

5 (more) Ways to Stay Sane during Revision

1. Get a change of scene I find that a change of scene helps a little in making revision a little more bearable. It could be something as simple as going outside, or going over to a friend’s place to study. Those of you going to the library might have become attached that one seat. …

5 Ways to Stay Sane during Revision

Before I continue with this post I just want to clarify that this is not a post on how to revise effectively, this is just advice on how not to lose your mind while in revision mode. Who knows how many times I was on the verge of giving up on revision and saying things …

The Importance of Being Lonely

As a modern student our lives are excessively busy. Yesterday I had a tutor meeting about an essay concerning Victorian melodrama; a seminar about how Oscar Wilde thinks murder is ok if you’re an artist; a meeting about Edinburgh Proposals at the Nottingham New Theatre; a recording for the radio play I’m in (Society Rules); …