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Posts from the ‘Make the Grade’ Category

How to get ahead this summer without actually studying

Is concern creeping in regarding an unproductive summer, but you’re not quite ready to get into the academic swing? Here are some suggestions on filling your time productively, without having to hit the books… by Laura Primiceri

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High-lighten the load: making the most of highlighting for revision

It’s Term 3 and that means time to break out the revision highlighters! Keep these 4 tips in mind to get the most from your notes… Read more

T minus 7: countdown to your first exam

For most of you, the exam season has begun. If the mere thought of sitting your first paper is bringing you out in a cold sweat, DON’T PANIC! Here are our top tips to guide you along the perilous path of examination prep, starting with 1 week to go…  
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Mindfulness: the Student Edition

Yet another hipster fad? We beg to differ. Read more on how mindfulness practice can improve wellbeing and academic performance…

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3 Easy ways to prepare ahead for revision

Writing out equations on your shower window? Spelling out key-terms in your alphabetti spaghetti? Looks like you need some help with preparing for revision

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On Track: the 4 stages of writing a Masters dissertation

Just like the weather we experience at this time of the year in the UK, this phase of the academic calendar can be both enjoyable and frustrating for Masters students…By Ide Haghi

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A marathon not a sprint: defeating the dissertation doldrums

So the deadline for your dissertation or final year project is looming and it isn’t all quite going to plan. Here’s our advice for getting over the final hurdle and handing in your magnum opus on time… Read more

New year, new start: 5 ways to kickstart your study

We all have great intentions at the start of the year but somehow we always seem to revert back to old habits. But here comes another opportunity for a fresh start; so here’s how to embrace your clean slate once again, so that you can fill it with less doodles and all sorts of productive scribbles instead…By Lillie Almond
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Ground Control to Major Tom, exams are nearing but there’s something wrong

It’s been a year since Bowie’s passing yet his words are eternal. Let’s revisit this post where we used Bowie’s wisdom to show you how to survive your January exams… 

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4 things you shouldn’t forget to do before you leave campus

It’s week 10 and soon you’ll be returning home as the prodigal child. Make sure you don’t forget these 4 must-dos before you leave…

(We’re recycling this post from our blog archives, as these tips are timeless)

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