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Seven solid suggestions for science exam success

It’s that time of the year again; the weather is slowly getting warmer and the promise of summer creeps ever closer. Life is good. Oh no, wait. You have two assignments and four exams coming up… and don’t forget the presentation worth 40% of your final mark! Exam season is approaching. It can be the […]

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Traditional examinations: the best form of assessment?

For most students, the exam period is the most stressful point of the academic year. The exam itself is the most obvious manifestation of this stress, but the rush to the library, the pressure of memorising big books and the long nights of studying to feel even slightly prepared are also hard. Throughout our education, […]

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Taking a stand against standing desks

We live in an age of “wellness.” This trend has come to permeate nearly all aspects of our lives, particularly the workplace. In this way, many large corporations, eager to demonstrate their altruistic zeal, have made great efforts to ensure the well-being of their employees. The promotion of “active workstations”, such as standing desks and […]

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Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber

There are a number of components of university life that come together to mean that students getting less sleep than recommended. Stress, lack of time, lengthy nights out, and so on all produce the same outcome: students turn up for classes worn out and half asleep rather than awake and alert. Why is it that […]

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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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How you can use exercise to improve your mental health

Mental wellbeing is an important factor in everyone’s daily life, and can easily be neglected and overlooked during times of stress and heavy workload. Many students suffer from different forms and severities of mental illness during their time at university and, although long-lasting and life interfering issues are best solved through seeking professional help, general […]