5 ways NOT to revise

Revision is something that, if you’re anything like me, you will have to do pretty much all through your student life and maybe after that too! So, it’s important that you get it right. Of course, you will already have a revision technique that suits your own learning style but it’s important that you don’t […]

Take a Break this Easter Holiday

The time we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Term 2 is over and the Easter holidays are here. But with term 3 exams fast approaching, many people feel that these 5 weeks aren’t really a holiday at all as they have to focus on revision all the time. Well, it doesn’t have to […]

How to get ahead this summer without actually studying

Is concern creeping in regarding an unproductive summer, but you’re not quite ready to get into the academic swing? Here are some suggestions on filling your time productively, without having to hit the books… by Laura Primiceri Perhaps your summer currently looks like a long, uninterrupted stretch of freedom – one that gives you an […]

Back in the saddle: a mature students’ guide

If you’re a mature student, the chances are you’ve probably been out of education for a while. Suddenly being thrust back into the world of academia can feel a bit daunting, but as one former mature student suggests, it’s a bit like riding a bicycle… by Julie Robinson Going back to University was something I’d […]

Revising for multiple exams: tips & techniques

Managing exams can be hard enough without the added pressure of having multiple topics to absorb within a short time frame, especially if you didn’t start revising until recently… So you have several exams coming up, each with their own weight of knowledge to be understood and committed to memory. Overwhelming? Definitely. So what can […]

Down the rabbit hole…

Despite recently celebrating its 150 anniversary, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland still amuses, baffles and questions its readers. So let’s go down the rabbit hole and explore Carroll’s curious creation… By Nuala Clarke It begins with a white rabbit with poor time management skills and ends with a question: “Life, what is it but a dream?” […]

Is this source scholarly enough?

How many times have you found yourself asking this question, after a frantic Google search to find something (anything!) relevant to your essay? by Kate Courage You finally find a result that looks like it might hold the key to answering the question. However, the website it is from isn’t one you recognise, and you […]

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