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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. We know that this year may still look very different for some of you but Pursuing a higher education will offer you a lifetime of opportunities, experiences and lessons learnt. Of these, the adjusting to the academic …

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 …

Top Tips for Online Learning

Switching to online learning is new for a lot of us – and as all new things, it can be incredibly hard when you’ve never done it before. At least for me, it’s been weird; I’ve realised that being on campus and physically attending sessions gives me a sense of differentiation between rest and study …

Focus.

I used to feel as if there was a little clock within me, slowly ticking away. I had to make use of every single second to be productive! This was probably made worse by the compulsory national service I had to do in Singapore, where every single second mattered. I often remember that as soon …

Discover Songs and Top Brain Food Snacks for the Library

Here’s a list of my favourite ‘brain food’ snacks you can enjoy in the library (linked to some of my favourite songs, get discovering!)- because nobody wants to be that person crunching a packet of monster munch whilst pretending that the smell isn’t actually travelling across the whole floor. Luckily, these foods are known to boost brain …

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 …

Applying for postgraduate study at Nottingham

Guest post by final year Sociology student Harriet Badley. The question on everyone’s lips at the minute is ‘what are you doing after uni?’ sending a panic ripple through third-year students across Nottingham. Over the last few months I’ve been considering my options and I’ve decided to stay on at Nottingham and study a postgraduate …

A week in my life as a university student

University life is miles apart from the spoon-fed, laid-back student life I was used to at high school. For those of you wondering what university will be like (or what it’s like for someone on a different course to yours), here’s what a week in my life typically looks like*. Monday – Lectures used to …

Getting Organized at University

Come Monday, Welcome Week 2018 came to an end. For those of you who just joined us at Nottingham, I have no doubt that you’ve had one of the most fulfilling, spontaneous and exciting weeks of your life. For the rest of us veterans, it’s been a week filled with nostalgia and failed attempts to …