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.

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Wellbeing Resources: The Key to Avoiding Burnout in Term Three

From tips to help you develop a healthy routine, to the benefits of yoga during exam season; the study blog has many posts to help you boost your wellbeing throughout term three and beyond. The exam season, however, is a particularly challenging and stressful period of study, which many students find leads to increased stress, sleep deprivation and low mood. If you’re feeling any of these emotions, it’s important to know you’re not alone.

While you might not feel comfortable sitting down with friends to discuss recent challenges and how you’ve been feeling, there are other resources and services you can access to help improve your mental health and wellbeing. This post tries to pick out some specific channels and services you might not have thought of or seen before, so that hopefully you can find something that works for you!

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Study ‘Appy: Organisation in the Palm of Your Hand

Now that first half of term’s deadlines have been completed and you’re turning your attention to the next half of term two, you may be looking to organise your time more effectively. Alternatively, you may be looking for ways to find/stick to a daily routine and schedule. While traditional methods, such as handwritten to-do lists and timetables may work for some, modern technology offers students a wonderful range of apps to support an organised student lifestyle. Here’s the second instalment of our ‘study apps’ series, featuring a few front-runners and how you could use them effectively!

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How to ace your Dissertation Presentation

Nervous about your dissertation presentation? You’re not alone! As if writing a dissertation wasn’t enough of a task, it seems almost cruel that you have to do a presentation for it as well. For many people, oral presentations (or public speaking in general) can be really stressful experiences. However, the vast majority of degrees require some form of formal discussion about your research, and for many this will actually count towards your grade. Whether it’s formative or summative, it’s worth looking at your presentation as a chance to show your department what you’re made of, and to gain valuable feedback in the process. So, with that in mind, here are some tips to help you ace your presentation!

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