What I learned from results day

Results day is weird. You wait a long, long time for it, and it’s over in a second. This year, the wait from my last exam to 8 August felt painfully slow, especially given the fact I’d just sat five Highers and this was, arguably, the most important academic year of my life. I don’t know […]

Unusual revision tips

It was in the news last week that the smell of rosemary can job your memory when it comes to revision – so what other useful study tactics are out there help you ace your exams? We’ve got the lowdown. 1. Treat yourself Rewards are, well, rewarding. If you give yourself something to look forward to, […]

The best study stationery

We wouldn’t be able to study to the fullest if it wasn’t for cool stationery, so it’s a good thing that buying stationery makes us feel productive and on top of things – even if we haven’t actually started studying yet. This week, 24-30 April, marks National Stationery Week, and the 26th is World Stationery Day, so […]

How to De-stress

In our busy lives, it seems like feeling stressed is the normality. Some of us thrive off a little stress; however, stress for many can be a hindrance, and really affects their daily lives. It’s always good to take a second to clear your mind and de-stress – especially during exam season. And since April […]

How to Stay Motivated During Exams

With exams around the corner, and your social life being sacrificed for studying, it can be hard to motivate yourself to hit the books and stay focused. There will probably never be a time when you are jumping for joy at the prospect of studying, but there are ways to up your motivation levels and […]

Study stationery essentials

Exam season is good for about three things: the excuse to lock yourself in your bedroom and not communicate with your siblings for hours at a time, blaming any emotional outburst of ‘the stress – ohhh the stress!’ and new study stationery. There’s nothing quite like a pretty new notebook, a pack of fresh sticky […]

Top Study Tips [and adorable study GIFS]

Here we are, in the depths of exam leave. Surrounded by notes and textbooks, highlighters all dried up and nails chewed down to just nubs. Nubs I tell you! We live in the 21st century, why is there no technology to download study notes directly into our brains? Why am I seeing diagrams of aortic atriums in […]

What to do if your exams don’t go as planned

Christmas is over, UCAS applications have been submitted, PLL is back and – oh yeah, a few of you are dealing with prelims at the moment too in preparation for massive scary exams come May. HELP. Preparation and studying are key if you want to do well in your mocks and the final exams, but there’s […]