6 tips to survive group projects

At some point, on every degree you have to take part in a group project. Some of us dread it; others think it takes the pressure off individual projects a little. Either way, you’ve got to get through it, so here’s how. The likelihood is, your lecturer will allocate groups for you. Just to stir things up a little bit, and annoy all the students that had planned a group with all their mates and thought it was all going to be fine. It is sort of a rite of passage that at university you have to survive a group…

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How to save money on a night out

When it comes to everything else with monetary value, many students will forget about their overdrafts. An LBD in Topshop is on sale down to £30? Sounds good to us. Dominos on a Tuesday for just a tenner? Definitely a great idea. But when it comes to going out, this is an area you can really cut down your costs. Check out how with these tips from guest blogger, Lizzi Hart, a Marketing Assistant at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau. 1.       Pre drink DRINK DRINK DRINK! Ah, the familiar sound of light-hearted peer pressure reminds us that pre-drinks will always be…

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Holiday in Berlin? Here’s some top tips

Berlin is one of the most popular places in Europe to visit right now and you can never get too much advice before you go – or even when you are there. Here are my top six tips for making the most out of your weekend away. 6. Flight times When travelling to a vast city like Berlin timing is of the essence as you need to make the most of everything that’s on offer. Picking the right flight times (and the cheapest) can really enable to get the fullest experience of your weekend. For cheap flights use SkyScanner, try…

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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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5 techniques to improve your memory

For most students the first exam period of the year has just passed, and for many students it has only served as a reminder of how difficult memorising all those facts can be. With the summer exams only a few months away, these memory improving techniques might be just what you need to give you that edge in the exam hall. 1. Method of Loci The Method of Loci may sound like a character from Thor, but in fact it is an ingenious memory improving device. Sometimes referred to as the ‘memory place’ technique, it uses places that you are…

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