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Studying at university

My top tips for learning at university

When I started at university, I really felt that I had been pulled in at the deep end. It was so different from college with so many new things to learn. But I soon realised that everyone else was also making the same huge leap. My name is Darja, I’m studying Sport Coaching BSc and…

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Studying on campus

Studying on Moulsecoomb campus: a photo tour of my favourite study areas

I’m Katy and I’m in my final year studying media on the Moulsecoomb campus. Here are my favourite areas to get work done on campus – from editing suites to study areas and my favourite little corner of the library. Uni study space 1: The Edit Suites I love the practical side of my course!…

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Looking for books in the library

How to learn more effectively at uni

When becoming a university student, something I noticed straight away is there are lots of gaps in the timetable. And this is because there is a lot more scope for independent study. Whatever your course, you will be expected to do further research in your own time, and this may seem overwhelming. However, something that…

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Brighton sea

Staying positive with online learning

I’m sure we can all agree that lockdown sucks. I’m going to be really honest with you, studying during a lockdown also sucks. It’s a challenge that no one could have predicted. Despite these being really tough circumstances, we are somehow making all of this work. When we, as current students, found out we’d be…

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Brighton sunset

Studying from home as a biomed student

Being a biomedical science student is both challenging and exciting as you learn many different topics over the course of a year. In this blog I will illustrate a typical day in the life of a biomedical science student. I usually begin by getting up and having an hour to do random tasks such as…

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Brighton West Pier

Making the most of online learning

It is a confusing time for everyone at the moment, and the transition from in-person lectures to online learning may make some people nervous, or apprehensive about what is happening with regards to their studies. In this piece, I will explain ways to help reduce anxiousness relating to online learning, as well as methods which…

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Rachels cat laying on her notes

Preparing my dissertation – from home!

Dissertation is a word that most prospective and current students dread. It’s undertaken in the final year of your course and is worth a ton of marks towards your degree. Personally, this was something I wasn’t looking forward to, but also I didn’t really know what a dissertation entailed. I am now in my final…

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Student bedroom

Preparing for remote learning

This September I will be returning to Brighton for my final year of study on Fashion Design with Business, and naturally this year will not be a typical return for any student. Due to the Covid regulations there will be more planning and circumstances to consider.   I am making sure that my room at university…

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My lockdown experience

During lockdown many students were faced with adapting to new methods of learning, which presented some problems. However, there were several strategies which I developed for ensuring I stayed motivated during this difficult time.   Remote learning   Adapting to remote learning at first presented a few problems, one of which was that you were not within…

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