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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A student’s guide to spring cleaning

Students and cleaning are not two words you normally hear in the same sentence. Yet, with the Easter break round the corner and clutter piling up on your desk and in cupboards, spending a Sunday afternoon spring cleaning will mean you come back to university prepared and organised for the exam period.Tidy Desk, Tidy MindHaving a clear desk is proven to increase the effectiveness of study and general concentration, so now is the time to bin those expired takeaway deals and disregarded essay plans littering your desk and notice boards. A good tip to keep your desk tidy is to…

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10 top tips to terrific exam results.

It’s that time of year again. The library’s crammed and there’s not an available computer in sight. Deadlines are looming and no one wants to get out of bed. Getting the motivation to revise or write them last 500 words can seem impossible. Student Wire has 10 tips to help you focus. 1. Write a revision timetable – and actually use it. Pencil in frequent but short breaks to give your brain a rest. Research shows short bursts of 20 – 30 minutes revision work best because your concentration is ultimately much higher. 2. As painful as it may sound,…

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The best revision playlists

The dreaded final semester is well under way. The library is constantly packed, it’s appropriate to spend your entire day in joggers or pyjamas and it is perfectly okay to have empty energy drinks/coffee cups taking up half of your desk.  Don’t let it stress you out! Instead, here are some great revision playlists to kick start your revision and calm you down without annoying your flatmates/fellow library dwellers with your loud music.  1. Disney Piano Collection This 3 hour long playlist will whisk you away to a magical place. Enjoy these classic tunes in relaxing piano form. Disclaimer: You may have…

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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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