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Why Study Breaks Are Essential for Learning

As more tasks are added to our overflowing plates, we find ourselves itching for that upcoming winter break. Anxiety has a funny way of twisting us into a tightly-wound stress ball until exams are over. But there’s one important thing to ...

Brain Fog: Why You’re Dealing With It and How to Combat It

Are you having trouble concentrating? Always tired? Forgetting things as quickly as you learn them? You may be dealing with brain fog.  Brain fog’s other name is “mental fatigue”. This can be caused by a number of factors:  Sleep De...

Productivity Advice from a First Year Student

Have a million things to do with no time to do them? Let me show you a simple framework that I use to sustain my productivity. But first, let’s get on the same page. How does your typical day go? As a fellow student, you probably wake up ...

Democracy Is Underrated. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons You Need to Vote!

Living in a democracy is so underrated. If you’re thinking about voting but haven’t yet, you have one more chance. THIS Monday, October 21st, 2019 is the upcoming federal election and here are the top 5 reasons you need to find your nea...

5 Benefits Of The Fall Reading Week

What can you get out of the fall reading week? Besides the academic break, a reading week provides the ultimate reason to recharge before or after your midterm exam period. For some, reading week may be a time of relaxing after most of thei...

Create The Ultimate Study Space With These Tips

What goes into creating the ultimate study space? The first question you should be asking yourself is: where do I want to study? You could study at the library, a coffee shop, your dorm room/bedroom, or a secret study location that no one k...

9 Realistic Stages Of Midterm Exams Told Through GIFs

It’s that time of year again and, even though you may think I’m talking about Halloween (my favourite holiday), it’s not the spooky season. I’m talking about EXAM TIME and not just any exams… it’s midterm exams. For some of you,...

Staying safe on a night out

October 13, 2019, by Shweta Staying safe on a night out As you’re probably already aware, the world is far from a safe place. Be it Nottingham, or anywhere else really, it’s not very hard to run into danger. However, I’m a very firm b...

Top 10 Movies Every Student Needs To Watch

What movies should you watch as a student?  Films can be a way to channel whatever you’re going through. We watch movies that are about finding ourselves, discovering inspiration or insight into our lives, having a crush on someone, or a...

Need to Remember What You’re Studying? Take a Nap!

Before you lose that studying drive, memorize what you can and then… sleep! A study in Germany found that taking a power nap in the afternoon (between 1 PM – 6 PM) can improve your memory by fivefold. This isn’t the first study that...

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