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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…

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…

How do I analyse a primary source?

How do I analyse a primary source?

There are a few key things that need to be done when analysing a primary source. Whether the source is just featured in an essay or whether it is an essay based on one primary source, these tips are here to help and remind you about what you need to write and why they are…

How to prepare for January exams with revision

How to prepare for January exams with revision

It’s a week before Christmas, the last thing on your mind is what’s going to happen in January. Revision is looming. However, unfortunately as students, January is our worst nightmare. Exam timetables are being revealed, and the last lectures of this semester are occurring now. You owe it to yourself to enjoy the Christmas festivities…

Coping at Christmas with a mental health issue

Coping at Christmas with a mental health issue

Going home for the holidays; opening presents; eating, drinking and being merry – for so many people, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s not that way for everyone, and the pressure to have fun can sometimes get to be too much. We’re taking a look at four of the…