Coursework at Christmas: How to Avoid Becoming the Grinch

For the first day of Christmas my tutor gave to me…deadlines. Lots of deadlines. When you just want to take part in the Christmas cheer, the last thing you need is coursework dampening your spirits. There’s no need to become the Grinch just yet though, there are ways to minimise the stress and maximise the Christmas cheer.1. Make use of university resources while you’re thereYour university will have plenty of great resources at your disposal, you just have to remember to use them. It not only means that you have to start your planning before the last minute, which is…

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Ultimate Student Christmas Checklist

Another term down, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for the festive period. Yes, Christmas is only a few weeks away and it’s time to get in to the spirit of all things red, gold and glittery!While you may be about to feast on all the festive foods you can get your hands on, drink a cocktail or two and catch up with friends and family; there are a few things you need to do before you can enjoy the festivities!We’ve created a guide of the things you will want to complete, before you embark on your journey…

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Christmas Advent Calendars 2016

 FoodWhat’s not to love about food calendars? You know exactly where you stand and they never cost the moon. Whether you’re a £2 Pokeman chocolate lover or fancy something a little fancier – Thorntons and Lindt are good places to try – you won’t break the bank and you’re guaranteed a smile on your face every morning. You can even get one for your pets! LifestyleFancy something a little different? Why not try a lifestyle calendar. From candles to scents, many companies are stepping away from the traditional advent calendars to give you what you want. Why not try one form…

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Jump into January fashion

Winter. For some of us it’s all about the build up to Christmas. We tend to forget about the long slog of the December term. Deadlines and January exams are soon upon us and once they’re over there’s no resting, as lectures creep back quicker than you can imagine. Battling the cold makes it all the worse. Fortunately, it’s not all gloom, as now is the time to catch the last of the post Christmas sales. It’s unlikely too much thought is going to go into what you’re wearing for your 9am lecture (hoodie, winter coat, 2 pairs of socks?)…

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There is more to life than studying

You have come home for Christmas to celebrate with your friends and family and to sleep in a bed that’s not riddled with aggressive springs. You should be singing and dancing in the streets with your loved ones, but the constant reminder of upcoming deadlines and exams keeps deterring you. You make a point of turning down plans so that you have time for studying. As you sit staring at the blinking text cursor, the only thing on your Word document, you panic about how much you have to do in such a short space of time. Stress and unproductivity…

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