Tag: wellbeing

Stay safe and have a wonderful time at University

There are a lot of things to think about when you get to University but wherever you are you should always keep safety and security in mind.  Just following a few simple precautions will help keep you and your stuff safe

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Happy “Eat your vegetables” Day!

Only in George’s Marvelous Medicine (if you haven’t read it, the local public library holds copies so now is the time) does eating cabbage make you grow downwards.   In reality, eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables

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Further sources of stress-relieving mindful colouring

If you have run out of things to colour in to de-stress, you can find free downloadable colouring sheets online, and for those who like to colour images of objects rather than geometric shapes, the British Library has made images

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Nearly there! Why not grab a colouring book for the final hurdle?

Marching stoically towards the end of the examination period?  Remember to drink plenty, stretch and take 5 minute breaks every 25 minutes and keep everything in perspective so you stay as fresh and achieve as much as possible. Our stress

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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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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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Stressless activities

Update 05.04.17 – The period over which free St Paul’s Gym access will be offered to students has changed slightly and will now run from 7-9 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday 2nd May – Thursday 1st June 2017, inclusive. I was chatting

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Smile – it’s the International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness, so turn that frown upside down, ditch your worries or get in touch for help finding and referencing the best information available for your assignments. Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of

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