Tag: study

Changes to the Library zones

In order to better exclude the ambient noise rising from the Atrium into the Individual Silent Study Zone, we have moved one of the Individual Silent Study Zones to the first floor.  Area 1B is now an Individual Silent Study Zone; Area 2B has ceased

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A very brief examination survival guide: a lecturer writes…

For revision Write essay plans Discuss alternative approaches with friends Make sure you know where you are going and where your exams are being held Make time to relax/exercise

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Stressless studies, stressless life

Thoughts lead feelings, feelings lead thoughts We all tell ourselves a story about ourselves and the world around us.  The most terrifying, monstrous things that appear in our future never come to pass or are much more easily handled when they arrive than they

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Restful revision: eight steps to a calmer, wiser you

As the year wends its way towards its close, tensions tend to rise in some people.  Here are a few tips developed from a guide offered by Oxford University to all those about to take exams.

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Surviving the assignment hand-in season

Know thy deadline! Late work attracts no marks, and lecturers are often unforgiving. There are lots of good things that you can do if you manage to finish your assignments even a few days earlier.  Click Read more for top tips on

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Studying 25 to 5 – the importance of being distracted to effective study

It’s good to take a break and do something completely different.  It resets your concentration, stops you getting stressed and makes for an effective working pattern.  One popular technique first established in the 1980s is the “Pomodoro Technique” (named after

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Memory games

One for the weekend… whose up for a good game? From the moment you turn over your first exam paper, you appreciate how useful having a great memory can be but did you now that you can improve your memory just by

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Colour yourself happy every half hour

If you are finding life a trifle stressful, two highly prized strategies are to take a break to drink water and exercise (for which Spinnaker Sports Centre is just across the road) and to switch your focus to something completely different, if only for just a

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Roofing progress: reopening Areas 0A and 1A (resolved)

Update 08.02.17 – All the books in Area 0A are now available.  Both the ground and first floors are completely open and accessible. Update 07.02.17 – The books in Area 1A are now reshelved in order.  A small number of books remain

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More power to your napping: re-introducing 3rd Space

Students have been asking us for a space where they can take a nap to break up their studies and recharge. Studies reportedly suggest that this might actually be good for you, with a 10-20 minute nap in the afternoon helping

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