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My experience of lockdown life

Hello everyone, my name is James and I am a final year Primary Education student. Today I am writing a blog about what it is like to be a student in lockdown. I am particularly going to focus on the social aspect and how I have been able to cope during this tough time. Firstly,…

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Top tips for staying positive at the moment

Remote learning changes the way we interact, and makes it easy to feel distanced from your course mates. This coupled with lockdowns and tier regulations make our usual social lives a distant memory, but there are ways to stay connected and keep your spirits up! It’s worth remembering that everyone is in the same boat…

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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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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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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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How I manage my health condition at uni

Beginning university is an extremely exciting time, however, it can also be a little daunting, especially if you have a physical or mental health condition. Personally, I suffer with both endometriosis and bipolar, as well as being dyslexic – so I’m very aware of the heightened anxiety that comes at this time and throughout your…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

University is a big deal – your life is about to change in ways you won’t imagine. We all reflect and wish we knew things we didn’t at the time. So, here are 5 things I wish I had known before coming to university. University as an experience  There’s a cliché saying you’ll be constantly hearing right now: ‘Don’t worry – everyone…

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