How to bust the Term 2 Blues

Christmas is well and truly over. The left over food has been eaten and New Years resolutions have been made and probably already been broken. Plus, you are going back to university after a few weeks in a lovely warm house with all your family. Sounds fun right?  Term 2 is always busy. The diary is filling up nicely with deadlines, meetings and the occasional social gathering, not to mention trying to figure out what you are going to do with your insanely long summer, let alone after graduation. I am nearly two weeks into term and am already feeling…

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Typical exam time library dwellers

At this point in the year we’re all busy working away, ready for the dreaded January exams and deadline dates. By now, if you aren’t in the library by 10am the likeliness of getting a computer/tablet space is slim to none unless you wait until 7pm when the day dwellers start to scatter and it begins to quieten down again. If you are a frequent library attendee during January and May then you will have started to notice the types of people that end up gathering here. The Last Minuter This person will usually arrive at 3pm on a Sunday…

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11 top tips for exam preparation

Keep calm and breathe. It is a nearing the end of term and exams are just around the corner. How do you prepare? Failing to plan is a plan to fail, rule number one. Are you preparing for exams and looking forward to them? You should be. You know more now than you did before the Christmas break. Here are 11 (why stop at 10?) top tips for preparing for your exams: 1. Plan your revision What did you learn from week 1 to the week before you broke up for Christmas break? You have progressed. Put in your diary the…

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Top Tips to Deal with Exam Stress

It’s a well-known fact that the majority of people hate exams – whether you’re a student or not. It’s also a well-known fact that we tend to avoid revising for said exams and by doing so we end up stressed and wishing we’d have paid more attention in lectures. Then the realisation kicks in about not making enough revision notes because a measly page of half-hearted notes isn’t enough to get you through a 2 hour exam. Here are 5 top tips to help you avoid being stressed about your exams.  Start early:  We say this every year when we…

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