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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Calling all students who want to connect without a contract

All students need broadband, most don’t want to sign-up to a long term contract – so what are your options? All students need broadband, whether it’s for social reasons or studying, it would be unthinkable not to be online. But what are your best options? There are lots of amazing broadband deals currently available in the UK. For less than it costs to buy a pint of beer (£1.95 with Direct Save) people can enjoy unlimited broadband and free calls, but these deals all have something in common – a long-term contract. To enjoy the discounted prices broadband customers have…

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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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6 amazing apps for studying

With our access to technology and the mind-boggling array of resources available online, you might say that being a student is easier than ever. There is a lot more clicking through Google now than there is leafing through library books anyway– which I, for one, welcome. It makes it a million times easier to do a good job of my studies. But what if life could be even easier? You’ve probably only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to effectively utilising technology for your studies. Over the last few months I’ve been trying to get more organised…

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