Overcoming Imposter Syndrome at University

‘Imposter Syndrome’ is defined by Warwick’s Wellbeing Service as “a psychological phenomenon in which people doubt their accomplishments…and fear being exposed as a ‘fraud’, despite evident success or external proof of competence”. These fears are felt by countless students across the globe, but can feel incredibly isolating. This post provides three practical tips to beat those doubts.

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‘Term Two, New You’? Ways to Set Goals That Will Actually Stick

The start of a new academic term is a great time to set yourself goals and look forward to things you want to achieve over the next ten weeks. The act of setting the goals, however, usually seems like the easiest part of the whole process, with actually reaching your goals often being the real challenge. How many times have you set yourself a resolution, only to lose your motivation a few weeks later? Here’s some ways you can set an effective goal, that will stick right through to week 10 and beyond.

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Throwback Post: How to kick-start your dissertation

If you haven’t yet started your dissertation, or are struggling to find your feet, don’t panic. If you’re an undergraduate perhaps you’re battling with how to actually start writing – if you’re a postgraduate maybe you’re just struggling to get the ball rolling. You’re probably thinking “where do I start?”

originally posted on 18/03/2018. Please note that this post fits within a certain context, so the advice given about going out for coffee with a friend, etc. might not be doable in the current circumstances. Check the university’s and the government’s coronavirus guidelines to stay up to date.

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University’s New Study Skill: Online Group Work

In a world where isolation has now become the norm, we’re all spending most of our day working independently. Some of us are embracing the distraction-free study time to concentrate on our own work, whereas others are missing the social interaction of sitting on floor two with friends, discussing our weekends while working on a reading for a seminar. Whichever category you fit into, navigating a group project is daunting in corona-times for all of us. Fay Inverarity shares her tips on how to make a groupwork lemonade out of this sour online study lemon.

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Remote Studying: 5 Tips for the ‘New Normal’

Whether you’re a first year or a finalist, ways of studying this year are completely new and, for many of us, these first few weeks have been full of teething problems and time spent adjusting to a new working style. If you’re feeling out of your depth with the new working style – you’re not on your own! There are, however, a couple of things I have found useful to make blended (or completely remote, if you’re isolating!) studying more manageable.

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Dyslexia Awareness Week -Dyslexia and Higher Education

How much do you know about the reality and the experiences of having dyslexia while navigating higher education? In this post, Rebecca shares her experience, from diagnosis to finding the positives and using it as an advantage. It is Dyslexia Awareness Week, and we would like to share Rebecca’s reflection and tips with you, in the hopes we can bring awareness and make the university experience more accessible.

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