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What should we be doing with our time during the ongoing strikes?

Whether you’re in full support of the lecturers’ strike or you are secretly thinking “how could you do this to me right before assignment season”, the impending industrial action doesn’t have to mean the be all and end all of academic success. Disruptions to class timetables are not an excuse to do nothing. In fact with less […]

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Taking Note – the best way to do it

As the siren calls of ‘new year new me’ lose their vitality, and our goals of ‘being more productive’ disappear from view, lectures and readings can start to feel like a chore. But all is not lost. Designed to help even the most slovenly student, this guide will teach you how to take notes without […]

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Strikes and solidarity: where are my alternative study spaces?

October 2019 saw the UCU (University and Colleges Union), conducting ballots in favour of strike action and action short of a strike such as boycotts, regarding pay and working conditions as well as pension schemes (Edinburgh University). Edinburgh University staff voted 83 percent in favour of strike action, and 91 percent in favour of short of strike action. […]

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Book review: Letters to a New Student by Dr Gary W Wood

Studying is a bit different for everyone – it might be fun, curiosity-driven, and inspiring, but it can also be daunting or stressful when it is wrapped up in deadlines and assignments. Psychologist Dr Gary W. Wood has spent much of his career studying how people learn and teaching them how to do it better. […]

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How to have a happy and productive revision period

It’s that time of year again- for festivities, brisk air, and candy canes, for frantically reviewing week three lecture slides, stifling sobs in the library toilets, and huddling up in blankets and pyjamas at 4 pm. It doesn’t have to be like that though, you could be the studying warrior you always hoped to be. […]

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Tips for tackling your December exams

With the December exams now fast approaching, it’s pretty obvious that most of us will be spending a lot more time either in the library, a cosy café or a chilly Edinburgh kitchen over the next few weeks. Although exams can be anything from an unnecessary bore to an overwhelming pressure, if you follow these […]

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Top tips for the exam period from fourth year students

Exams are on their way. Much like the apocalypse, you were warned this day would come. Unlike the apocalypse, there is no chance of meeting your favourite celebrities in heaven – or hell. You’ll wake up the next day and curse that you didn’t spend less time on Netflix, and more time revising. It is […]