Curing your exam phobia

Now I know that by this point in the year, you undoubtably will have been inundated with articles or emails or lectures or seminars telling you not to get stressed over exams and the best things you can do to help. None of which are often very helpful. However, recently the University of Birmingham’s Student Wellbeing Services ran a course on Managing Exam Stress which significantly helped me to feel 1 million percent better about my up and coming exams and I absolutely needed to share this experience with you and some of the top tips they gave me. A…

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Fashion Week Flops

It’s the supermarket shopping experience everyone is talking about. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, where have you been? Photos of the Chanel Paris fashion week runway are everywhere – showing beautiful models wearing the new collection down Chanel themed supermarket aisles. Well-heeled shoppers, including singer Rihanna and British models Cara Delevingne and Stella Tennant filled their baskets with groceries – Chanel-branded, of course – wearing Chanel’s latest collections. No expense was spared – the shelves were stocked with everything from washing powder to chainsaws. And this got me thinking (and Googling) for other interesting (to say the least!) fashion…

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LinkedIn: your one way ticket to a fast track career?

I, myself, have been guilty of disregarding Linkedin in favour of the much more interesting forms of Social Media (Twitter, Youtube, Instagram) and failing to take notice of the serious, professional ones like LinkedIn. But LinkedIn is now 10 years old with over 225 million members, and whilst it’s not going to immediately get you the job of your dreams, it is going to significantly assist that. And if that hasn’t got you opening up a new tab and frantically signing up, hopefully these reasons below will. Recommendations – One of LinkedIn’s key features is recommendations. You can ask colleagues or lecturers to…

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Alternative valentine gifts

So through a wrong done, revenge lusting, bitter friend of mine I discovered the absolutely wonderful idea of Anti-Valentine gifts. Perfect for all those who are going to be avoiding Instagram and Twitter for the hoards of “look what my boyfriend got me” posts – here are some ideas of anti-valentine gifts you can treat yourself to. Grumpy Cat Memes. Nothing says anti valentine like hailing grumpy cat memes and sharing them all over your social network pages. Definitely a gift to yourself. Definitely not bitter at all. And will definitely leave your ex-boyfriend wishing he could still share your witty humour with you….

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