Balancing Full-Time Study and a Part-Time Job

Many students will know the stress that comes with studying full-time and having to commit to a part-time job. The unavoidable costs of living at university mean many of us have to tolerate working long hours and endless late nights to get by. However, it’s not impossible to balance these two rivals. Here are 5 ways how balancing these two elements can make your life a little easier. Create a study timetable This can be a good strategy to balance your time. Planning which days you can study and giving yourself specific hours committed to uni work can minimize your stress levels when deadline days loom….

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How To Survive January Exams

Step 1. Prepare
The January exams are upcoming and nobody cares. Everybody is way too relaxed and ready for some well-deserved R&R aka the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, preparation is essential. It is key to do it beforehand, read through your brief, make notes, find out how many questions and marks it is, get a feel for your exams so you are more comfortable when it’s time to study and take them.Step 2. Organise
Organise when your exams are, get those highlighters out, and set up a timetable for yourself. If its colour coded, even better! Now you’ll know exactly when your exams…

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How to cope with pregnancy at Uni.

I am a mature student at Uni and the organised person that I am, I have planned my pregnancy to be during my second year of my course. It wasn’t a big issue for me to cope with both course work and pregnancy. However it was been really important to take some steps to deal with both.These are my recommendations to cope with pregnancy while studying.Let your tutor know as soon as possible. Your tutors can help you plan your academic year around your due date. For example taking time off for antenatal appointments or even getting a comfortable chair…

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Why summer is the best time to flex your entrepreneurial muscles

Another university year is over — or maybe your university life has now come to an end. Regardless it’s time to enjoy the summer before either going back to lectures, starting your job search, or beginning that sought-after grad scheme. Whether you know your plans for September or not, one thing you should certainly consider is flexing your entrepreneurial muscles and trying out a business concept of your own.Summer is the perfect time for a lot of things: barbecues, days at the beach, holidays, festivals — but with all that spare time in-between, what about starting your own company? Maybe…

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Don’t Let Hay Fever Ruin Your Exams

Exams are never something to look forward to, but if you have to cope with hay fever as well, it can make the whole experience a total misery. Plus to make things worse, research shows that students who have hay fever are 40% more likely to drop a grade in their final summer exams compared to their mocks in January. Luckily, there are several things you can do to help maintain those all important grades.Airborne allergens expert Max Wiseberg, who has suffered from hayfever himself since a child, has some simple advice for students sitting exams this summer.To limit your pollen…

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