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My lockdown experience

My experience of lockdown as a student has had its ups and downs, as you would imagine. Being confined to our homes with no outside social interactions with fellow humans has been tough and goes against our human nature. Nothing compares with going to university for the first time and experiencing the full uni student…

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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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5 things I wish I had known before university

With a foundation degree in Sports Coaching and Development and now currently studying a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree, I can safely say I’ve had a lot of learning opportunities and reflection on my experience thus far. As a second-year Sport and Exercise Science student at the University of Brighton, most of my…

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My lockdown experience

Lockdown struck towards the end of my placement year, so not only did my studies go remote but also my placement role, which is a full-time job. However, certain support and routines have really helped me to cope and continue doing well during this difficult period.   * Keeping to a routine – This has definitely…

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5 things I wish I had known before university

Everyone is in the same boat – put yourself out there, join societies (!!), talk to people around campus and on your course. I struggled in the first month because I felt I didn’t have any friends, but when I spoke with the friends I have now, they felt the same way!   Keep on top…

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My lockdown experience

With the rising concern of covid-19, educational institutions including schools and universities had to make the major adjustments of shifting to remote learning. As a student who has never experienced home-schooling or distance -learning of any kind, adjusting to this type of change was quite challenging. For example, I was used to meeting my friends…

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My lockdown experience

Initially I was worried about studying and completing assignments at home during lockdown. This was because I did not have access to the library or face-to-face contact with lecturers in seminars. However, the university used a programme called Microsoft Teams to allow lecturers to complete online sessions. This took a little while to get used…

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Positivity

Sometimes it is difficult to stay positive when there’s a lot on your plate and things aren’t necessarily going your way. I’ve learnt from my experiences how best to combat these negative moods and thought I’d share my top tips with you: Set small goals – even though small goals may seem insignificant, you’ll feel…

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Dealing with stress

When we’re stressed we complain about it, but we don’t actually do anything to reduce it! So I’ve put together 4 top tips in order to help manage stress during hectic times:   1. Don’t let work pile up and use your free time wisely. Create a weekly planner and look ahead to the next…

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