Are you bored of cooking the same dishes over and over again, or are you worried about setting your kitchen on fire because of your lack of cooking experience? In this blog, Gunisha draws on her personal experience to provide tips and tricks to make cooking at university a piece of cake. She also shares a fun and easy-to-make Potato Sandwich recipe.Continue reading “Cooking at Warwick: How not to set your kitchen on fire and other practical tips”
Lunar New Year is the most important festival among the Chinese and other Asian communities. Just like Christmas, everyone goes back home, enjoying time with their families and welcoming good and new. Despite the central value of hope and family reunion, it is celebrated in different ways in different Asian countries. Many international students need to spend their new year time away from family too. Having talked with students from various places, blogger Angel introduces a selection of the diversified Lunar New Year celebrations and how students celebrate it in university during term time.Continue reading “Lunar New Year: In the world and at university”
As we return to campus for term two, you may find that Warwick has so much to offer which you might not have discovered yet. Emily shares her five favourite hidden gems of Warwick you may not have heard about before and why they should be a must on your Warwick to-do list!
By Emily Alger.Continue reading “Five of Warwick’s hidden gems”
As we head into 2023, there’s no better time for us to introduce our brand-new Study Blog bloggers. Editor Ellie takes us on a tour.Continue reading “Welcome to the New Bloggers”
Has being at home with your family this Christmas made you realise you really miss animals when you’re at university? Before term starts, blogger Iona looks at some ideas to get some time with them this term time.Continue reading “The tails of Rea: Missing pets at university”
As 2022 draws to a close, editor Ellie and some of the bloggers from PhD Life and the Study Blog take a look at their plans for Christmas.
By Ellie KingContinue reading “Merry Christmas from your bloggers”
As we head into the Christmas holidays, we’ve all probably taken a breather with work and are ready to put our feet up over the festive season. For this week’s blog, Edward talks about one of his passions: reading, and why it is a good idea for you to spend some time getting your head stuck in a good book.Continue reading “You need to read fiction: Here’s why”
As we finish term and head into the Christmas holidays, are you keen to crack on with work but know all too well you’ll find yourself sipping mulled wine, eating a mince pie and watching Home Alone? If this sounds like you, read on. Iona discusses why so many students struggle with procrastination, how it works, and how you can beat it.
By Iona CraigContinue reading “The Christmas Holidays: How to avoid procrastination”
As we come to the end of term one, you might have found yourself struggling to balance your studies with everything else going on at university. Before we head into the new year and term two, blogger Abbie considers the difficulties of student life and gives some top tips from interviewing other students about how to best balance between having fun at uni but also working hard and achieving your goals.
By Abbie FarsianiContinue reading “Balancing work and social life at University”
Coldness, darkness and rain – everything in winter brings you fatigue. After it gets dark at 4pm, you may just want to pull out a blanket and watch Netflix in bed. However, you cannot be lazy as there are countless deadlines at the end of the term. You know that tasks are piling up, but your body is unwilling to move. Winter is definitely a season of painful internal struggle, and here is blogger Angel’s advice to stay productive when it gets dark early.
By Angel SunContinue reading “How to stay productive when it gets dark early”
If you’re a finalist at Warwick, there’s always time to stretch yourself and enjoy university before you graduate! Emily shares her top tips to make final year as memorable as possible.Continue reading “The beginning of the end? Advice for finalists”
If you’re settling into Warwick as a second year this term, there’s so much to discover. There’s new experiences and skills to learn along the way. Emily shares her advice to make second year your best one yet!Continue reading “Handling Second Year”
Next week is the dream week for humanities based students, and the scorn of those doing a ‘real subject.’ Yes, it’s reading week. But unsure of what to do with it? This week, Iona suggests some ideas for making your reading week useful and setting yourself up for a productive second half of term.Continue reading “What is reading week for?”
Now you’ve settled into a new academic year, we at the Library are here to keep you updated on everything you need to know and all the latest developments. From our student writers, take a look at the latest articles from the first instalment of the Library Newsletter takeover.
Edited by Harry SunContinue reading “Library Newsletter: Term 1 Week 5”
If you’re joining Warwick this October, you’re probably feeling all sorts of emotions. In this blog, Emily gives her top tips to come to Warwick confident and ready for the big adventure to come!
By Emily AlgerContinue reading “Making the most of first year”
Iona looks into what social anxiety can look like from the outside and some ways to handle social anxiety from the inside.
By Iona CraigContinue reading “Socialising: When anxiety takes over”
First year is about more than studying your chosen degree. Iona discusses some of the other priorities and areas to focus on during your first year at university.
By Iona CraigContinue reading “What is first year all about?”
Welcome to Warwick! Congratulations, you made it! We’re so excited to have you on campus for your university journey. We wanted to give you a special welcome from the Study Blog. This blog is part of Warwick Library and is written and organised by students and for students. We publish a post every week, on Thursdays at 10.30am, providing you with all the advice, study hacks, experiences, and hints and tips you need to make your study and university journey a success. To give you a flavour of our blog, in this post editor Ellie gives you a tour of our site, pointing you to some of our favourite and most useful post to get you started at Warwick.
By Ellie KingContinue reading “Welcome to the Study Blog”
With term around the corner, Emily shares her advice for incoming first years so you can get the best start to university as possible!
By Emily AlgerContinue reading “Starting university this term? Here’s my advice…”
Returning to university after a year of medical withdrawal is exciting but can also be a little daunting. Emily shares her experience and tips to dive back into the next academic year after a deferment.
By Emily AlgerContinue reading “Returning to University after medical withdrawal”
If you’re a finalist next academic year there’s a good chance you’ll have the option to take a dissertation module. Some of you might not have the choice at all! Either way, if a dissertation is something you’ll be working on next year, it’s never too early to make a start. Get a ahead of the game and start preparing now during your summer break…by Kumail Jaffer
Continue reading “Start thinking about your dissertation NOW”
Our blogger Emily has just graduated from Warwick! She shares her graduation day experience, and her final thoughts are she moves on from Warwick and university life.Continue reading “My Graduation Experience”
So all your hard work has paid off and you’re coming to Warwick. Congratulations on leaving that sixth form behind and moving on up into higher education. We’re the Library, let’s get acquainted…
Another year of university is over. Blogger Iona reflects on saying goodbye.
By Iona Craig.Continue reading “Saying goodbye to another year”
It feels like your whole degree has been building up to this moment. You finally have the freedom to write an extended piece of writing on literally whatever you want. The possibilities are endless… but sometimes the fear is as well! When do I start? How do I decide what to write about? Where do I start with researching? How do I approach a supervisor? These are all questions which may start to plague you during the summer before your final year of university, and it can be difficult to answer them by yourself. Check out the dissertation prep checklist below, and start getting inspired!Continue reading “Don’t be diss-stressed! How to start prepping for your dissertation”
Emily shares her experience, application tips and advice as she starts her postgraduate studies as a PhD student at the Institute of Cancer Research.
By Emily AlgerContinue reading “The journey towards my PhD”
Iona discusses some easy to implement practical ways to prepare and handle any upcoming interviews.
By Iona CraigContinue reading “Interviews: How To”
As Emily finishes her final exams, she shares her thoughts and tips to make the most of university and discusses her next steps after undergraduate study.
By Emily Alger.Continue reading “Reflections from University and Moving on”
Now that term has ended and summer is upon us, there is a no small feeling of relief. However, in a couple of weeks that relief will grow stale and turn into something deadly: boredom. We’ve all had weeks in the summer when our friends are busy and we just can’t seem to find anything to occupy ourselves with. Luckily, there are some really easy ways to keep yourself entertained this summer that might just end up having long term benefits as well.Continue reading “Summer is here! How to make the most of it”
As we come to the end of another academic year at Warwick, we take a look back over the year in blogs with our editor Ellie.
By Ellie King.Continue reading “21-22 round up from your blogs editor”
By Luke VelaniContinue reading “Leisure Reading”
By Luke HollowayContinue reading “Library Online Resources”
Iona discusses the importance of being able to read as Warwick Say goodbye to the Right to Read programme.Continue reading “Right to Read”
Now that exams are over for many of us, Iona discusses her thoughts on approaching the future.
By Iona CraigContinue reading “The future: what happens next?”
Ever wished you had a memory like Sherlock, with a whole host of facts and information at your fingertips? Here are some techniques you can try when revising, to help you memorise the information you’ll need to remember in your exams. We can’t promise you’ll turn into Sherlock by the end of the week, but some of these may be just the ticket…
Iona interviews a number of pupils at Warwick on their sleep, focusing on sleep around exams.
By Iona Craig.Continue reading “Exposing the Night”
Some exams at Warwick will be closed book this year. Emily offers some advice to perfect your revision technique this exam season.
By Emily Alger.Continue reading “Kick start your revision for closed book exams”
As the legend says, there are two types of people in the world – 1) who like music while studying 2) who hate music while studying. Irrespective of which camp you fall under, exams are edging closer, so it’s imperative for us to use every tool to boost our productivity. Today, blogger Krishna presents to you one such tool: music.
By Krishna BellamkondaContinue reading “Should you play music while studying?”
With exams and essays lurking over us, everyone can do with a reminder of important things to remember about our study methods; from how to approach exam season to what to relax in the middle of it.
By Matt MullenneyContinue reading “Plan, Study, Break: productivity in exam season”
Are you interested in improving the Library, making friends, and even a bit of cheeky cash on the side? Then join the Library Associates scheme to get stuck in with projects and plans that make a real impact.
By Olivia CollinsContinue reading “Why not become a Library Associate?”
It’s term three, and for many of us that means that lectures and seminars are over, replaced instead by essay deadlines and exam revision. It can be difficult to stay motivated and find a way to structure your own time without the help of the weekly timetables of the past two terms. Difficult, but not impossible! Here are some tips on how to organise your time and stay on top of your work.
By Lucy CarterContinue reading “How to structure your time without a formal timetable”
With exams approaching we all need to balance our time, making sure we can do our best whilst also maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Emily talks through her favourite ways to prevent burnout and look after yourself this exam season.
By Emily Alger.Continue reading “Preventing burnout this exam season”
When I found out I had to do a week of work experience as part of sixth form, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. Even though I was thinking about working in a library, and University of Warwick Library especially seemed interesting (not to mention convenient location-wise), I worried a lot about not knowing enough about the library to get anywhere or do anything. That fear was amplified by the fact that pretty soon, I’m going to be applying to unis, and I know absolutely nothing about them. If you’re reading this article, you might be in the same boat, so here are 5 key lessons I learnt at University of Warwick Library.
By Sam, our work-experience student.Continue reading “Five lessons I’ve learned from the Library”
Up to 90% of us experience some form of procrastination, but why is this natural and how can we add new habits into our lives to increase our productivity? Emily looks at the science behind, and well-known techniques to combat, procrastination so you can keep motivated this exam season and beyond.Continue reading “Combat procrastination right now!”
The library is a constant companion to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Where would we be without the near-unlimited access to academic resources, the support from the lovely library staff, or the fun and endlessly helpful study happy events? Since beginning my postgraduate journey, I have been using the library more often than ever, and here are some of the reasons why.
By Rebecca Preedy.Continue reading “An MA student’s library love letter”
Using Google for research? We all do. Here in the last part of the “Mastering Google” series, we look at potential pitfalls that you should avoid while “Googling”. I also mention a simple action plan that helps internalize these techniques. Here are some things that you need to keep in mind while using Google for your research.Continue reading “Google for Research: Things to keep in mind”
Blogger and Maths and Statistics student Emily talks to Warwick Library’s STEM Academic Support Librarian Chris Vernon to discuss how to make the best use of the library’s resources and databases to help with assignments, dissertations, essays and more.Continue reading “STEM Students: make the most of your library – in conversation with your Academic Support Librarian”
Hear from Library Newsletter contributor Rachel Parkinson about how to tackle the one thing we all hate: referencing.Continue reading “Referencing Done Easy”
In this post, we want to highlight our fantastic Library Associates, a brilliant team of students working with the Library to help you out. You might have already read a little about them on the Library website, but to find out more about what Library Associates do and how they represent you, we’ve interviewed two Associates, Jessica (final year History student) and Daira (second year Economics student), and Kat, an Academic Support Librarian for Warwick Business School, getting the inside scope on these Library superstars.
By Rachel ParkinsonContinue reading “Spotlight on our Library Associates”