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Staying organised in Third-year

Staying organised in Third-year

Third-year is a busy hectic time and now it’s reached February it has suddenly become a reality that you only have a few months left of university. This can feel overwhelming, suddenly you need to really buckle down and do work but simultaneously you want to enjoy your last few months of freedom. However, you…

Thinking about doing a masters?

Thinking about doing a masters?

At the end of university, there are a wide variety of options open to you, jobs, graduate schemes, travelling, and further education. This last option is getting more and more popular. I am going to discuss the thoughts that need to go in to when deciding on doing a masters degree. The reason for this…

Tyfy partners with Keele Foundation Year

Tyfy partners with Keele Foundation Year

From February, students at Keele University will be able to sign up for peer mentoring with Tyfy. After a successful year working with students at Nottingham University Business School, the online peer mentoring platform for students is expanding across the Midlands to work with Foundation Year students at Keele University. Founded in 2017, Tyfy takes…

Sustainable living for students

Sustainable living for students

With the recent Australian bush fires and the Amazon burning last year, there has been an even greater emphasis on sustainable living. There is no doubt that our actions are impacting the planet to a greater extent than some people recognise. However, as students it is harder to live sustainably due to the cost of…

4 Top tips for exam prep

4 Top tips for exam prep

There are several things that I like to do when preparing for essay-based exams. Here are my tips that have helped me in the past to get good marks on my exam. Time Management Firstly, time management is very important, most essay-based exams are about two hours long and you normally have to answer 2…

How to succeed at an assessment centre

How to succeed at an assessment centre

Grad scheme applications are gruelling, and they are made up of oh so many parts! If you’re lucky enough to have made it through to the assessment centre, first of all well done – that’s a pretty big achievement. Secondly, I know how you’re feeling. Overwhelmed, nervous and confused – especially if it’s your first…

Coping with January’s toxic diet culture

Coping with January's toxic diet culture

No time is worse for promoting diet culture than the start of a New Year. Detox teas, diet plans, gym memberships. It’s everywhere and it sucks. If you’re struggling with or recovering from an eating disorder, or even if you’re just sick of being told you need to improve yourself, January’s toxic diet culture can…

Common fears about part time work

Common fears about part time work

When it comes to part time work whilst at university, students often have very common fears about it. For majority of students, it’ll be the first time they will have a job and without having parents around to ask everything to it can be worrying. I want to aim to answer some of those questions…