Ace that Essay – Tips for Improving Concentration and Avoiding Distractions

When you first pack up your belongings ready to descend on your university of choice, you soon become caught up in a whirlwind of parties and socialising that you forget that you actually came to learn. Yep, uni isn’t all about nights spent in the Students Union with a tequila shot or five – ahem. It’s about gaining the qualifications you need in order to progress into the career path of your choice. Sadly, how many Netflix series you can watch in a week and how few hours’ sleep you can survive on post-party aren’t the kind of things you…

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How To Make The Library More Bearable

It’s that time of year again. Our coursework deadlines are fast approaching, and exam revision is beginning to take over our lives and leave us drowned in work, stress and tears. How can we possibly make spending time in the library that slightly bit more bearable and motivating? Library days can be long, draining and mentally straining – especially with our alcohol-infused student brains, complimented with the sun that is beginning to come out. What are the best ways to help us keep our heads down whilst dealing with the fact that we could be spending our time at the pub…

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How to avoid the pit of procrastination

As students, the temptation of procrastination is far too real. One minute you look and it’s 10am, the next thing you know, it’s 5pm, its going dark outside and you’ve done nothing. We’ve all been there. But now the weather is getting nicer and spring is on its way, this means two things. Firstly, it’s now ten times more difficult for anyone to sit in the library with sunlight and heat streaming through the window. And secondly, assessments and exams are just round the corner. So here are five procrastination busting tips to help you break the Netflix binge and get a bit of…

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Distractions on the Road

It’s easy to become distracted during those long car journeys. Banter and laughing in the back of the car, music blasting out the windows, phone ringing on the dashboard. It’s easy for our minds to drift, even if it’s just for a second. During these fun and exciting road trips, we often forget about the dangers of what we are doing on the road. The first in our four part series on driving this summer sees us considering the effects of distractions on the road and in the car. Nick Lloyd, the Road Safety Manager at Royal Society for the Prevention of…

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