Stopwatch ticking, pen scratching on paper, and we write down everything in our brain – this is how we usually take exams in high school. However, exams come in various shapes and sizes at Warwick. Apart from the timed exam in an exam hall, there are 24-hour and 7-day take-home exams. In these long open-book exams, speed and memory are no longer the only keys to high grades. You may find them unfamiliar, but don’t feel panic. Hopefully blogger Angel’s tips can help you prepare and handle the different forms of exams.Continue reading “A Fool-proof guide to different types of exams”
Microphone Mania: Sports and Societies
As we are inching towards the end of term 2, many societies are conducting their election processes for the next set of executive members. In this blog, Gunisha interviews students to hear about their experiences with societies and sports clubs on campus, along with their advice about joining societies.Continue reading “Microphone Mania: Sports and Societies”
Library Newsletter: Term 2 Week 9
We have all collectively got through a cold winter, and spring is now fast approaching together with the Easter break. With that in mind inside this issue we have an article on hidden gems within the Library website, which you can access whether you are on campus or hundreds (or even thousands!) of miles back home. Together with that we have continued our interview series with a piece on Sara, one of the Academic Support Librarians there to help you with your studies. In addition we also have pieces on the upcoming International Women’s Day and the books that the Library will display and an update on what’s on at the Library over the Easter break for those staying on campus. Without further ado, please enjoy these articles and have a great Easter break!
By Oliver Toms, Newsletter Editor.Continue reading “Library Newsletter: Term 2 Week 9”
Student Sustainability: Staying Green on Campus
Abbie considers the importance of incorporating greener habits into your day to day as well as providing some tips on how to be more sustainable on campus and at home.Continue reading “Student Sustainability: Staying Green on Campus”
More than food: What are Eating Disorders?
Next week is eating disorders awareness week. Eating disorders are a mental health illness that can impact anyone and have been on the rise since lockdown. In this article Iona discusses what eating disorders actually are, how they stem much deeper than being about food, and some pointers of where help can be accessed if you feel you or someone around you may be struggling with their eating.Continue reading “More than food: What are Eating Disorders?”
Dealing with Homesickness
Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling in your stomach and longing for the familiar comforts of family and home? Blogger Gunisha recounts her experiences of feeling homesick as an international student at university and shares some advice on how to deal with homesickness.Continue reading “Dealing with Homesickness”
You didn’t know you needed them: Academic Support Librarians
Deep in the Warwick Library jungle are a secret group of creatures. They roam silently between the bookshelves, and few students even know their existence. We are of course referring to Warwick’s Academic Support Librarians, the geniuses behind all our essay successes. In this week’s blog, Edward investigates.Continue reading “You didn’t know you needed them: Academic Support Librarians”
Library Newsletter: Term 2 Week 5
Welcome to another instalment of the Library Student Newsletter! Written by a team of student writers, this edition takes you through all you need to know about the library this term, from strategy and facts and stats to study spaces and tips for accessible study. Take a read of the posts below.
Edited by Oliver Toms.Continue reading “Library Newsletter: Term 2 Week 5”
Feedback: Not only for the past but also for the future
Do you often feel conflicting emotions of expectation and worry after submitting a written assignment? Such feelings are frequently heightened after getting grades and feedback from our marker. Have you ever spent time reading the feedback than on the final grade only? Unfortunately, many of us stop there and leave our markers’ feedback alone. However, when we skip the feedback section, we seem to waste some very useful, personalised tips that not only complement our understanding of the grade, but also provide us with suggestions on how to improve for the next assignment. In this week’s blog, Amber guides us through making the most of our feedback.
By Amber Zhang.Continue reading “Feedback: Not only for the past but also for the future”
Cooking at Warwick: How not to set your kitchen on fire and other practical tips
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: In the world and at university
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”
Five of Warwick’s hidden gems
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”
Welcome to the New Bloggers
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”
The tails of Rea: Missing pets at university
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”
Merry Christmas from your bloggers
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”
You need to read fiction: Here’s why
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”
The Christmas Holidays: How to avoid procrastination
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”
Balancing work and social life at University
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”
How to stay productive when it gets dark early
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”
The beginning of the end? Advice for finalists
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”
Handling Second Year
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”
What is reading week for?
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?”
Library Newsletter: Term 1 Week 5
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”
Making the most of first year
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”
Socialising: When anxiety takes over
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”
What is first year all about?
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 the Study Blog
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”
Starting university this term? Here’s my advice…
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 medical withdrawal
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”
Start thinking about your dissertation NOW
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”
My Graduation Experience
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”
Welcome to Warwick: Meet your Library
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…
Saying goodbye to another year
Another year of university is over. Blogger Iona reflects on saying goodbye.
By Iona Craig.Continue reading “Saying goodbye to another year”
Don’t be diss-stressed! How to start prepping for your dissertation
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”
The journey towards my PhD
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”
Interviews: How To
Iona discusses some easy to implement practical ways to prepare and handle any upcoming interviews.
By Iona CraigContinue reading “Interviews: How To”
Reflections from University and Moving on
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”
Summer is here! How to make the most of it
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”
21-22 round up from your blogs editor
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”
Library Online Resources
By Luke HollowayContinue reading “Library Online Resources”
Right to Read
Iona discusses the importance of being able to read as Warwick Say goodbye to the Right to Read programme.Continue reading “Right to Read”
The future: what happens next?
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?”
Remember, remember: memorising information for your exams
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…
Continue reading “Remember, remember: memorising information for your exams”
Exposing the Night
Iona interviews a number of pupils at Warwick on their sleep, focusing on sleep around exams.
By Iona Craig.Continue reading “Exposing the Night”
Kick start your revision for closed book exams
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”
Plan, Study, Break: productivity in exam season
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”
What’s On Over Easter
Many of us are staying on campus, in Coventry or Leamington-Spa over Easter to keep our noses buried in our books – but don’t fret! The Library still has events going on that you and your friends can look forward to, to decompress, destress and keep your mind in a healthy space prior to exams and deadline season.
By Arin Ososanya.Continue reading “What’s On Over Easter”
International Women’s Day
March 8th, International Women’s Day, is a moment to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination, take action to drive gender parity and much more. See what the Library is doing to celebrate the day in this article!
By Daira Povez Gamboa.Continue reading “International Women’s Day”
Hidden Gems: Rediscover the Library website
There’s no doubt, you’ve been on the Library website several times to find a book, an article. However, it is so much more than that – there are so many other useful and interesting features for your enjoyment and use. For example, did you know that there is a whole page dedicated to compiling a list of amazing productivity tools such as Quizlet and EndNote? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with all the hidden gems and some of my personal favourite ‘virtual spots’ on the website which may usually go unnoticed. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone!)
By Arin Ososanya.Continue reading “Hidden Gems: Rediscover the Library website”
Spotlight on Academic Support Librarians: Sarah Akhtaruzzaman
We recently had a chat with Sarah, a new Academic Support Librarian at Warwick. They spoke about 19th century icons, education systems and much more. Here are the highlights!
By Matt MunnellyContinue reading “Spotlight on Academic Support Librarians: Sarah Akhtaruzzaman”