There is a lot of good news about clearing - not least that there are many options available. In fact probably more than you realised. So, despite the decision being difficult, stressful and of course vital, actually the rules are very simple. Who dares wins You will be surprised this year how many elite universities… Continue reading How to win at clearing
Plan There's a great self-help book called "The seven habits of effective people" (available in our library as an ebook). So many books like this are complete rubbish but in my view, this one provides the best advice. And I will take this piece from it: Begin with the end in mind. At its most… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (3 of 3)
My previous blog talked about the important of pacing yourself and I now move onto the second idea for the new arrival - finding your routine You should now have got to understand your timetable and all the admin things should have been finished. So now is the time to find the best way for you… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (2 of 3)
So you left home, dived into Welcome Week and are starting to find your way around campus. You (I hope) have started to feel the rhythm of university life with the mix of social, sport, lectures, reading and coursework. I hope you are also finding friends, having great conversations (some serious, some absolutely not!). So… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (1 of 3)
Combining holiday and getting ready for work.
As you start to settle in at university, I hope you are making friends and having a good time. There is so much you can gain from university but if you aren’t on top of the academic work, you can start to get worried about how you are going to perform in exams and assessments. […]
3. Decide on theories to learn Having assembled all the information about the exam and gathered a group of like-minded people to revise with, you now need to work out what you need to learn. I recommend starting off by reading a general text about the topic. Go for something manageable in size –… Continue reading Exams – how to pass without (much) stress (3 / 4)
Most of my tips are about making sure you don't leave things too late. So you do have enough time to create the best possible coursework or that you have spent enough time revising. But I know sometimes for whatever reason, this doesn't happen. So this blog is about when you have really messed up… Continue reading When you have left it too late