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15 tips to survive Halloween at university

Avoid ladders, mirrors and black cats because who needs extra bad luck on Halloween? Find a hall/house party. Students love Halloween and house parties so the two make for a winning combination But make sure you finish all your work before you go out; you’ll thank yourself later Don’t trust clowns. Have you seen ‘IT’?! Get a costume because you don’t want to look boring Make sure it’s original though because zombies have been done a million times Just avoid the walk of sha ... Avoid ladders, mirrors and black cats because who needs extra bad luck on Halloween? Find a hall/house party. Students love Halloween and house...
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You should always write your dissertation introduction last: here’s why

Yep, we did it. We mentioned the dreaded word. The dissertation needs to be done and you don’t have a clue where to start. We have a piece of advice for you, don’t start it at the start. Confusing, right? Have you ever heard the essay writing tip that the introduction should be written last? It is exactly the same for a dissertation. This article runs through a few reasons as to why your dissertation should finish rather than start with your introduction. 1. You don’t know what you are doi ... Yep, we did it. We mentioned the dreaded word. The dissertation needs to be done and you don’t have a...
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3 things you unexpectedly learn on a Master’s degree

It is well understood that when you join a Master’s course you are going to learn some things you never knew before. However, there is more to this than meets the eye, and not all of your learning will be academic, below is a list of 3 things you will unexpectedly learn whilst doing a Master’s degree. 1. How to work well, anywhere Honestly, one of the greatest attributes of the MA student is that they learn to adapt to work in all environments. The busy schedule of an MA student means that w ... It is well understood that when you join a Master’s course you are going to learn some things you never...
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From Summer to Study – How to refocus after the holidays

Summer is over, it’s sad but true. Now you have to go back to University and get your brain off the beach and back into the library. This might sound easy enough but after a long summer it often takes a bit of time to get into the university rhythm again. We’ve put together a list of ways which might help you to reduce the time it takes to get your head back in the game. 1. Audiobooks Sometimes listening to people talk about your area of study is an easier way of slipping back into the right ... Summer is over, it’s sad but true. Now you have to go back to University and get your brain off...
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Doing your first university assignment: 5 things to remember

Between moving away from home, meeting your new best friends and getting far too drunk at Freshers’, it can be easy to forget that you’re at university for three years of hard studying. Your first university assignment can be daunting, so take a look at our 5 tips to get you started: 1. Learn how to reference Referencing will be completely new to almost all students, but it is an essential part of most courses. The majority of tutors will introduce referencing early, as the longer you leave ... Between moving away from home, meeting your new best friends and getting far too drunk at Freshers’, it can be...
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5 ways to improve your CV while you are still at uni

Planning for your future is important. Graduate employment opportunities are extremely competitive. More and more graduates are competing for the same jobs and schemes and even if you manage to secure a top degree from a leading university this may still not be enough to secure your perfect job. However, there are still a number of things that you can do while you are at university to increase your prospects of success. 1. Digital & IT skills You may have heard that there is a shortage of di ... Planning for your future is important. Graduate employment opportunities are extremely competitive. More and more graduates are competing for the...
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5 ideas how to plan your resit

No one likes the idea of resitting either coursework or an exam, however planning your resit and passing second time around is a lot better than failing twice. This is a short article which outlines some of the best ways to prepare yourself for a resit so that you’re fully prepared and stress free in the run up to your resit. 1. Talk to your tutor The person who is going to know exactly why you failed the first time around is the person who set the paper. It might be the case that you’ve nev ... No one likes the idea of resitting either coursework or an exam, however planning your resit and passing second time...
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10 perks of being a Master’s student

Being a Master’s student is tough but it’s not all bad! There are certain pluses about taking on a Master’s degree; here are a few of the most common. 1. You’re experienced By now you know the tricks of the trade and you don’t feel phased by University work. You know that if you pay the deadlines the respect they are due then you will do just fine and understand that leaving work to the last minute is not a good idea. 2. Tutor time Because the class sizes are smaller you have a lot mor ... Being a Master’s student is tough but it’s not all bad! There are certain pluses about taking on a Master’s...
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Writing a Master’s dissertation vs an Undergrad dissertation: the 5 key differences

A dissertation at any level is designed to test even the most essay hardened students. If you have done your undergraduate degree you will remember how tough the final project was. For some it might even put them off from taking the step up to do a Master’s degree. This article goes over the 5 key differences in the dreaded dissertation at Undergraduate level and Master’s level. 1. Word count First up is the most obvious, the word count for Master’s dissertations tend to be a sizeable incr ... A dissertation at any level is designed to test even the most essay hardened students. If you have done your...
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5 Memory Hacks That Will Make You Remember More on Your Exam Day

Back to Blog Everybody knows that one person who arrives to an exam with a seemingly endless bank of quotes, references and dates. Most of us think that we aren’t capable of doing that, we think that they are just lucky to be born with the ability to absorb everything they read, seemingly at will. What if we told you that anybody is capable of this? What if we told you that there are ways of improving your memory, so you can go from barely remembering the author of a study to being able to rec ... Back to Blog Everybody knows that one person who arrives to an exam with a seemingly endless bank of quotes,...