Tag: wellbeing

Trying to get more done faster? It’s tomato (timer) time!

Which is the most productive fruit? Well, it turns out to be any sort that’s made into a timer and set to 25 minutes.  Back in the 1980s, Franceso Cirillo discovered that working for 25 minutes before taking a 5

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Enter the Cafe

“Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.” ~Earl Wilson Don’t miss the Library Café with its hot and cold drinks and snacks and its 24/7 vending machines, tucked around the corner where

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3 tips for surviving life, university and everything

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly

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Helping you to help yourself this assessment season

Welcome to everyone just starting with us and welcome back to everyone else tuning back in as another set of assignment deadlines hoves into view in the middle distance.  Ahead of the examination and assessment period, we wanted to remind

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Take ten and relax

Steph from Sports & Recreation offers mindful relaxation sessions in the Library Meeting Room every Thursday afternoon at 2.15, 2.30 and 2.45 pm for anyone who wants to learn to unwind.  Learning to relax on demand is a very useful

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Student led change (4) – supporting your wellbeing

We have joined forces with other departments across the University and with the Students’ Union to help identify and eliminate sources of avoidable stress wherever we could find them and offer more ways to help you recover perspective and recapture

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Can studying Business make you stupid?

Well… according to one study, undergraduate Business students (emphatically not students at Portsmouth Business School!) were observed to be less able to think clearly after university a few weeks of university teaching than before.  It is suspected this was largely

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Desperately seeking silence?

For some people, crowds and noisy spaces are the stuff of nightmares.  If this sounds like you, there are some simple ways to get the books you need, use the library, ask questions when you need to and void all

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Eat, drink and be happy

Head past the Library Help Desk and round the bottom of the wooden staircase in the Library Atrium, and you will find the Library Coffee Shop.  Here you can buy a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks for

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Stress Less with Steph

Learning to notice when you are becoming tense and finding ways to relax and think clearly under pressure will make your study more effective and enjoyable.  In just ten minutes a week, you too can learn how to recognise and

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