The summer break: it’s what most of us spend the entire year looking forward to, and a chance to have a well-deserved break. However, after the end-of-year celebrations begin to die down, and with COVID restrictions still making travel during the vacation period difficult, students can begin to feel sluggish, as their productivity levels are significantly lower than during term-time. While it’s still important to have a break from long study days and endless reading lists, there are many ways students can stay motivated and productive while they take a break from studying. This blog post sets out some ways that blogger Fay is staying productive during the vacation, as well as some quick productivity-fixes to boost your motivation.Continue reading “How to stay productive as a student over the summer break”
Do you think it’s best to write an essay on a subject that you love, hate, or feel neutral about? It’s a question which probably doesn’t have a definitive answer, but is useful to consider when approaching a piece of work. This blog explores the positive and negative aspects of each of these approaches.Continue reading “Should I Like My Essay Topic?”
While the UK may be beginning to ease out of lockdown restrictions, the current ‘work from home’ message can feel like the world is as shut down as ever. This experience is made even worse when your home isn’t particularly work-friendly. Read these three tips for making the best out of a distracting studying environment.Continue reading “‘Am I Bothered?’: Lockdown Learning in Challenging Circumstances”
Emma Worrall breaks down her experience of switching from an anything goes student lifestyle to keeping to office hours, and how this may be the secret to that elusive work-life balance.Continue reading “Should you treat studying like a 9-5 job?”
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.Continue reading “Dyslexia Awareness Week -Dyslexia and Higher Education”
Are you an overthinker? Are these ruminations negatively affecting your mental well-being or making it harder to concentrate whilst studying? If this is the case, then you are not alone. After many years of ruminating I have developed three simple ways to tackle my negative rumination, which I would like to share with you, in hope that it also puts you in a better headspace.
Do you struggle to switch off at the end of the day? Are you left with those niggling thoughts telling you that you could have done more? If you are then here are four tips which may help you unwind and enjoy your downtime guilt free.
Do you suffer from the afternoon dip? That point after lunch when your brain loses all form of motivation? If you do, here are 5 tips based on my personal experience, which you may find useful.
Finding it difficult to maintain your concentration when revising or don’t know if your studying is efficient enough? Next thing you know you’re taking an extended break that was meant to only last 5 minutes. Trust me, we’ve all been there. With exams being around the corner though, it’s important to study smarter, not harder. Try out some of these apps and hopefully watch your concentration and work output improve!
After a year’s worth of exams, assignments and stress, it’s really nice to be able to wind down for a while. However, many students get too adjusted to summer life and find the transition back to uni very difficult! This two-part series aims to provide some suggestions on how to have a productive summer, whilst resting from the uni life at the same time!...By Kayvon Taee Continue reading “Don’t waste your summer away: How you can make the most of your summer today! (Part 1)”