Category Archives: Advice from a Third Year

How to make effective lecture notes

How to make effective lecture notes

The jump from school/college to uni is huge. There are so many things that work differently at uni, and this can be pretty overwhelming. One of the starkest differences between the two is how you learn; lessons vs lectures. The most important thing to do in lectures is make effective notes, but how are you…

Graduation: Tips for a Stress Free Day

Graduation: Tips for a Stress Free Day

Graduation is such an exciting day. You get to spend it with your family and friends celebrating all of your hard work. However, it can also be quite stressful. There is so much to think about, from timings to outfits, tickets to photos. After graduating last week I’ve come up with some tips to make…

Hacks for remembering names and faces

Hacks for remembering names and faces

Whether you’re about to start Uni and you’re preparing for a hundred and one Fresher’s ice breakers or you’re just super forgetful, these tips will help get you out of some awkward situations. Picture this: You’re busy minding your own business whilst buying groceries in the on-campus shop, checking items off your shopping list. Cheese,…

How to enjoy summer on minimal funds

How to enjoy summer on minimal funds

If you don’t fancy a job, or have one that doesn’t pay all that much, summer can be boring. Here are some things you can do that are low cost, or even free. Explore a museum Museums are free, and you can feel a bit more cultured from learning about something new. Museums are constantly…

How to deal with the graduation blues

How to deal with the graduation blues

Finishing uni is so exciting. You’ve worked hard for a number of years and you’re about to finally enter the world of work. However, you are also leaving the safety net of uni and the ‘status’ of being a student. As great as graduating is, it’s not unusual to also feel completely lost. Coming from…

Surviving Uni: advice from a soon to be graduate

Surviving Uni: advice from a soon to be graduate

After three years of a degree, I’ve learnt a lot from the mistakes myself and my friends have made. Here are my three most important areas of advice for surviving Uni Health Firstly, eat your vegetables. I made a conscious effort in my final year to eat more fruit and veg, and I’ve been ill…