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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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 Exercise Can Help You Get Over The Post-Holiday Blues

The end of summer is a misery for many of us – because we’ve just come back from holiday, we’ve put on a few pounds and it’s time to start whinging about going back to school.We may have also over-indulged on alcohol, which we know is never good for our bodies or our fitness.It’s also the most popular season for couples to split or take time out from each other. As a result, many people feel uncomfortable, anxious or depressed.Bodybuilding.com, the world’s largest online fitness community, knows that once you get motivated, exercise can make a big difference.Research has shown…

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Driving with Stress

It’s safe to say that we will all feel stressed in the car at some point during our driving lifetime. Sat in queues. Cars cutting you off. Road works at every junction (M1 I’m talking to you!). It’s easy to become stressed whilst driving. It’s even worse if you’re already stressed before even stepping into the car. In the third part of our driving series, we consider the role that stress can play on our safety in a car. Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society and author of ‘The 10-Step Stress Solution’, talks about how to avoid stress whilst…

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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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