Whether you’re a returning student or have just enrolled in your first year at Warwick, the weeks leading up to Welcome Week can often feel daunting, as you try and prepare for the impending academic year. Blogger Fay, entering into her fifth year at Warwick, shares some helpful tips on things you can do in these final few weeks to prepare for the next academic year at Warwick.Continue reading “Ten Tips to help you prepare for next academic year”
One of the major side-effects of doing a degree can be becoming disenchanted with reading in your spare time. People who couldn’t keep their noses out of books before university often become bogged down with their course material and can’t find the time to pick up a good book. Even if you do have a spare hour or two, substituting your university textbook for the novel that’s been gathering dust on your shelf can seem like more of the same headache. It’s no surprise that so many students end up resorting to passively consuming Netflix in their spare time. However, now that this academic year is over and the summer stretches ahead before us, it’s the perfect opportunity to start falling in love with books again. Check out the suggestions below, and dive back in!Continue reading “How to fall in love with books again”
‘So, what do you study?’
You’ve been asked it a thousand and one times, but you’ve somehow never managed to find the perfect answer. Say your degree title and you risk being stereotyped into the box that people associate that subject with. Go into too much detail and you’re bound to lose them. Make it too basic and you can sound patronising. It’s a simple question that can be so difficult to answer. Luckily, this post is full of tips to help you answer that dreaded question with the least amount of awkwardness possible.Continue reading “How to explain your degree to someone who has never studied it”
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 maintaining a work life balance? Has isolation made it even harder? This blog gives you tips on how to maintain your work motivation whilst still having a social life and looking after your wellbeing.
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.
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!
The sun is scorching, bearing its harsh light onto students who continue to study over the summer. It becomes humid, suffocating and very sweaty! However, there are quite a few hacks that can be incorporated to make working much easier, no matter the temperature!… By Kayvon Taee
If you’re a mature student, the chances are you’ve probably been out of education for a while. Suddenly being thrust back into the world of academia can feel a bit daunting, but as one former mature student suggests, it’s a bit like riding a bicycle... by Julie Robinson Continue reading “Back in the saddle: a mature students’ guide”
I don’t need to tell you that today is Valentine’s Day. The countless Facebook posts and Instagram photos make this knowledge unavoidable. But for many, the day isn’t spent being bombarded with roses or attempting to cook calzone for paramours. It is spent with your truest love: the Library.