Category Archives: Advice from a Third Year

Second year: how to cope when it counts

Second year: how to cope when it counts

Firstly, I’m going to reassure you that your workload won’t be drastically different in second year. What does change is the fact that second year counts towards your final degree classification, which makes it important to do as well as you can in assignments and exams. Here’s some tips for how to cope with going […]

How to beat the end of term slump

How to beat the end of term slump

We’re all feeling it. The holidays are over and exams are underway. It’s really easy to feel down, unmotivated and just a bit fed up. Here are my tips for beating that end of term slump so you can smash out those last essays, breeze your exams and enjoy a well earned break. Music This […]

Reducing Exam Season Stress

Reducing Exam Season Stress

For most of us, exam season is right around the corner. Whether you’re in first year and still getting used to the uni exam system, or sitting your final exam season, you will definitely be feeling the pressure. Here are some ways to prepare yourself and avoid the stress (if that’s possible!) Know your revision […]

Ways to make summer productive

Ways to make summer productive

It can be easy to go through the summer doing nothing, but if you want to be productive, here’s some things you can do. Get an internship Fancy topping up your CV or learning some new skills? Spending your summer in an internship is a great way to gain experience and making connections. Not all […]

What no one tells you about studying abroad

What no one tells you about studying abroad

We’ve all seen the social media posts of people on exchange. They’re in a different city every weekend with their new friends from all four corners of the world – they really are living their best life. What they don’t show are their low moments – their midnight breakdowns in someone’s kitchen or their Skyscanner […]

Navigating university friendships

Navigating university friendships

You meet a lot of people at uni from all kinds of backgrounds. Halls especially throw you in at the deep end and create friendships that might not have developed organically (which doesn’t mean they aren’t great). A lot of people assume that friendships made at uni are the kind that last forever, and that […]

Dual honours degrees: Why choose one?

Dual honours degrees: Why choose one?

I’ll start this by saying I love my degree. I don’t know what I want to do when I leave, so I love the flexibility of my degree. If you do know what you want to do, a major/minor degree might suit you more than dual honours. I’m studying English and Film Studies, and it’s […]

How to Survive an English Degree

How to Survive an English Degree

We might not have the most contact hours over in the English department (feel sorry for us, our lectures cost more per hour!), but we do have a huge amount of reading to do each week. Here’s everything I’ve done over the last three years that have helped me with my English degree. Sparknotes Or […]