Category Archives: Advice from a Third Year

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…

2 Top tips for writing a great essay

2 Top tips for writing a great essay

It’s that time of the semester when we all have many essays and assignments to do and it can be very stressful. In this short article, I will tell you a few things that will hopefully help you in writing a good, strong essay. Structure your essay First of all, and most importantly, you need…

What to look for when house hunting for second year

What to look for when house hunting for second year

When you’re house hunting for off-campus student accommodation for your second year there are some things that you want to look for and here’s why. These things might seem obvious but they can often slip someone’s mind. Bills, bills, bills Please, oh, please look out for bills and what’s included in your contract. This is…

How to plan for your second-year accommodation

How to plan for your second-year accommodation

Now some of you might have already started planning for your second-year accommodation, some might have a place to stay already for the coming academic year. However, the majority, I presume, have not yet created a plan. Here are two things for you to think about in regards to second-year accommodation. Who you might want…

How to get through your reading list

How to get through your reading list

If you’re a humanities or literature student, your subject is going to be heavily based on reading. Even though you have (probably) settled in by now, you might have a few questions regarding how to get through your large reading list. There is no real answer to this question, however, there are a few things…

3 Reasons to get a job at Uni

3 Reasons to get a job at Uni

Many people who go to university already have a part-time job while they’re studying, but there are also an equal amount of people who don’t. For those students who do not have a job at uni, this article will hopefully persuade you to get one. Employability The main reason to get a job at uni…

Why you should join a society at University

Why you should join a society at University

Whether you’re a new student at University or if you’ve just started your final year, it is advised that you make the most out of your time. This doesn’t just mean to get the top grades (which of course anybody should always aim for), but to enjoy university life through socials and going out. If…

A Guide to planning your Uni work

A Guide to planning your Uni work

With University starting again and the first week of lectures and seminars beginning you might be suddenly faced with the horrible confrontation of all of the work that needs to be done. All the reading and deadlines for essays and assignments that need to be completed. It might feel all too much and impossible to…

Making the most of Uni

Making the most of Uni

As a recent grad, I am constantly reminiscing about my time at uni. Although I am glad to have finished, I’m also so sad not to be back in Notts waiting for another term to start. The last couple of months have given me time to think about the best parts of my uni experience,…