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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Blues and Burnout: How to keep happy and energised this exam season

It’s that time of year again, and this exam season only seems to be made more stressful by the fluctuating weather and the covid restrictions that seem to be easing at an excruciating snail’s pace. Being shut indoors with a pile of revision on your desk and exams looming can be a real strain on our mental health- an overworked mind and deflated mood can quickly lead to exam blues, and even total burnout. But exam season doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Check out the tips below, and help keep yourself happy and energised in the weeks to come.

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Eat happy, sleep happy, study happy: how to maintain a healthy lifestyle this exam season

Exam season. It’s a two-word phrase that calls to mind so many negative thoughts. Cramming, all-nighters, caffeine overdoses and stress-eating are common habits of students in the lead-up to exams. However, these patterns of stress can put our bodies and minds under a lot of pressure, leading to burnouts, depressive states and even illness. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during exams seems impossible- and more than that, it feels like you’re breaking some kind of unwritten but binding student contract. Exams = stress = unhealthy habits, right? Not necessarily. Check out the tips below on keeping healthy during exam season, and discover just how much better you will feel this year for doing so.

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4 Study Apps to Get You Ready for Exams!

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!

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4 Ways to Make the Most of your Study Break

Just like a light bulb needs to recharge itself, so do you. Taking regular breaks is an essential part of your studying. This is especially important during Term 3 amidst exams and deadlines. Various studies have shown that study breaks aid your concentration, productivity and overall retention of knowledge. So, make sure you choose the right activity…By Ciara Brodi

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Conversations in the Bathroom: On Finding Your Inner Strength

Whether you’re stressing about revision and your exams or struggling to get your dissertation on the right track, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and forget to care of the most important person – yourself! Today we’re sharing a beautiful poem by our blogger, Jenny Mak, to remind you how strong you are, and that it’s fine to pause, and take a breath… By Ana Kedves  

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4 tips to take effective lecture notes

Lectures can be a struggle when first starting university, especially frantically making scribbles just trying to keep up! However, it is easy to become a seasoned veteran in note-taking whether you are in lectures or at the University of Warwick Library. This blog is aimed at all who are currently studying an academic subject, regardless of whatever level or subject matter…By Kayvon Taee

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