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Newsflash: University isn’t fun for everyone

University. One of those words that brings up a plethora of stereotypical images. We all have an idea of what our university experience should look like – coffee dates with friends, studying in the library, heading out for a drink at a bar and clubbing into the early hours. But does every student’s life really […]

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40 George Square to re-open

Monday 8 March saw the re-opening of 40 George Square to increase study space capacity for students. This accompanies a temporarily increased quota for Study Desk bookings, from 20 to 30 hours per week. The re-opening of the tower follows ‘increasing demand for critical study space on campus,’ and will provide roughly 200 additional study […]

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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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Desk decorum for the most productive study sessions

Despite the popular belief that University students spend more time socialising than studying, the average student should in fact have around 35-40 hours of work to complete a week. Whilst it is true that on average only 13 of these hours are contact hours that require physical attendance, there is an additional expectation of around […]

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The definitive guide to Edinburgh University’s libraries

Exam season is looming once again, and the main library has begun to fill up. During busy periods of the semester there often seems to be a lack of study-space on campus. However, many subjects have their own libraries and, although the books are subject specific, they are open to students of all disciplines to […]

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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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Studying abroad: a student’s experience living and studying in the Netherlands

This time two years ago, I was sick to my stomach with nerves and anxiety as I agonised over and over again about whether I should go abroad for my third year. This time last year, I was riding bikes through the Dutch streets with my friends, heading out to celebrate a recent essay submission. […]

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Under Threat: staying environmentally conscious while studying

At Lifestyle, we are starting a series exploring the issue of sustainability and how small changes can result in us leading more sustainable lives. Each article will cover a different area of everyday life and what changes can be made to limit your individual impact on the environment. We aim to make these changes as […]