Christmas is fast approaching and, although everyone is buzzing to get home for the holidays, there’s something lurking in the back of your mind. January exams lurk around the corner threatening to ruin the holiday season, it really is a shame that we have to worry about revising when we are trying to unwind and enjoy some family time – perhaps picking up a few shifts to struggle back to the surface of our overdraft.… Read More
We enjoy coming to uni to hang out with friends; join societies and go to parties (particularly Balls as it is the season!), but assessments and exams are a critical part of university life too. A part that for most courses only gets super stressful in May.… Read More
Doedden i ddim gwastad eisiau astudio hanes, roedden i eisiau astudio’r gwyddorau…hynny yw, tan i Lefel A ddigwydd… Mae’n syndod pa mor wahanol byddai’r ochr academaidd o fywyd prifysgol wedi bod. Byddech chi bron yn bendant yn cael eich ffrindiau BSc yn trio dweud fod eich gradd ddim yn waith caled/ddim gwerth gymaint, ond beth am yr holl sgiliau trosglwyddadwy?… Read More
Lately I have been the queen of procrastination, and with all the work that I have to do, this isn’t really the best thing. I’m sure I’m not alone with finding everything BUT revision/essay-writing exciting. I have slowly been trying to get out of this habit, and these are some of the things that have helped:
- Going into the library – I am one of those people that finds it impossible to do work at home, so even though I live a 40 minute walk away from the university library, I come in most days.
Ever since school I have always loved Drama Studies and the multiple aspects of it. During my GCSEs and A-levels, the devising process was always so much fun and engaging, albeit slightly stressful due to the high pressure environment of the stage!… Read More
As the clock strikes 7.00 am, the familiar yet unwelcoming sound of the alarm blares out like a loud horn! Groaning as I leave the warm embrace of my bed, I realise I don’t have any lectures until 11 am. So what do I do with the extra 2 hours I have to spare?… Read More
From Welsh to English: learning in my second language
Helo, fy enw i yw Amelia ac rydw i’n rhugl yn yr iaith Cymraeg. Rydw i wedi bod yn siarad Cymraeg ers fy mod i’n tair blwydd oed ac rydw i wedi cael fy nysgu yn yr iaith ym mhob pwnc yn ysgol.… Read More
In the final year of medicine you get to do a variety of different placements, and I’ve just started an eight week block in a GP practice in Newport. And I love it!!
Most people (I certainly did) think that GP’s see a lot of repetitive patients, i.e.… Read More
Worried about acing your GCSEs? Don’t worry. We have some tips and study skills up our sleeves to help you power through the revision. Make the best use of these techniques and remember, learning is fun.
Be an Early Bird
Be an early riser!… Read More
When I tell people I am studying Environmental Health I have the response “Oh so you look at trees” and some people don’t really know what I’m talking about, so this post is to clear up the misunderstanding of exactly what Environmental Health is.… Read More