The do’s and don’ts of exam season prep

Exam season is (sadly) upon us and we’re freaking out! There’s no easy way to be stress-free for the next six weeks, but there are ways you should, and shouldn’t, prepare.

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Didn’t get the grades you wanted…what next?

It can feel like the end of the world when you don’t pass your exams or get the grade you need. What do you do now?

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Your ultimate guide to exam revision

With exams fast approaching, if you’ve never had to revise for anything more serious than a class test, there’s a good chance you’re bricking it right now.

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What do you do when you realise you’re studying the wrong course?

There’s a lot of pressure on young people these days to make perfect life decisions. If you don’t have your whole life figured out at the very tender age of 17 years-old, you start to feel a little panicked.

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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 help you through the dreaded exam period. And luckily for you, we have some of them listed below.   Challenge Yourself Reading through the same revision notes can quickly become monotonous, leading our minds to shut off from studying and starting to daydream about a…

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The alternative UK university city league table 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMY-aDogZxq/?tagged=glasgowuniversity If you’re thinking about applying for higher education, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high. But before you fill out that UCAS application to Oxford or Cambridge, there are some things you should know. While traditional league tables focus on academic performance, researchers at City Base Apparentments have created a new league table that wants to look beyond exam results and consider what really matters to millennials when you go to university.*  The researchers’ goal was to find out how well universities fared when rankings took into account the following hot topics: crime rates, average graduate salary, sustainability, price of a pint and LGBTQ friendliness. And you…

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Last minute study tips

If you’re reading this, it might be the case that you’re procrastinating to the max and quietly bricking yourself having left all your exam revision to the very, very last minute. For the sake of not wasting your valuable time, let’s cut to the chase and give you the best tips for absorbing all the info you need for sitting crucial assessments in the days ahead. Don’t panic Firstly, take a deep breath. Getting yourself in a fankle about studying and exams only makes you more nervous, and therefore makes your studying less productive. Get organised Get your exam timetable…

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The Power of the Mind

A lot of students don’t realise that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. As the Dalai Lama once said: “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” Mental health issues affect one in every four adults in the UK, and one in five students say that they struggled with their mental health. Yet it’s something that many people fail to look after properly, or even talk about. We’ve put together a handy list of ways you can look after your mental health while studying… 1. Don’t Be So Hard On…

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The 11 stages of exam revision

From Rachel-from-Glee levels of enthusiasm to Red Bull-ed up to the eyeballs, where are you in the exam revision process? 1. Super keen Here we go! Exam time is HERE! It is ON. I’m going to study every day, I’m going to get top marks. Look at all my Post-It notes and different coloured highlighters! Behold my numerous past paper textbooks and revision notes! LET’S DO THIS. 2. Fear Oh hang on. When did we ever do that? I’ve never seen this equation in my life before. Better text Jenny. 3. Soldiering on Despite not having a clue what any of this means,…

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