How to focus on study when it feels impossible

Life throws major obstacles in your way, often at highly inconvenient and challenging times. During these times study can be the last thing on your mind. Personal and internal battles such as mental health, relationship breakdowns, natural disasters, or grief might interfere with your study at different stages of your degree. In what is undoubtedly a troubling time, it can seem impossible to stay focused on study. Thankfully, there are ways to keep yourself on track, stay resilient, and come out the other end proud of what you have accomplished and overcome.

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Goal setting during times of uncertainty

As much as we’d hoped for otherwise, it looks like 2022 might also have some uncertainties around COVID. Those New Year’s resolutions which you set might have well and truly gone out the window. But that doesn’t mean the rest of 2022 is a throwaway. While no doubt different to what you planned, the goals which you set for the remainder of the year can still keep you on track and guide you through 2022 as it continues to unfold. Maybe if you have never set goals before, this extended time at home is your cue to start building your goal-setting capabilities.

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How to nail group work

Whether you love it or hate it, group work is an unavoidable part of the university experience. Assignments can be challenging at the best of times. Thankfully, group work can be done successfully provided you adhere to some important ground rules. The university’s Academic Learning Support team advises that the three keys to learning success are to manage your time, be proactive, and set up a support network. The following tips will help you smash out your group assignments.

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What it actually means to physically distance

What does physical distancing actually mean?  Social and physical distancing are the words of the day, but what does this actually mean and why is it necessary? Firstly, we need to look at how COVID-19 is transmitted between people. The virus is spread via airborne droplets which spread from one human to another via contact and proximity. To minimise our exposure to the virus we … Continue reading What it actually means to physically distance

7 tips for creating the perfect study at home timetable

Are you trying to study at home by yourself but finding it impossible to motivate yourself and get into a groove? Want to know how you can adapt and kick your academic goals for the rest of the semester? The secret comes in a well-planned and organised home study timetable. Whether you are a seasoned professional or this is your first time trying to study at home, a study timetable will keep you on track, accountable, and ready to tackle the rest of the semester.

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Staying on track mentally at the end of term

Does the thought of the end of a study term frighten you? Or are you blissfully in denial of all your deadlines and waiting for that final kick of high-pressure adrenaline? Either way, looking after your mental health and staying motivated is so important for all students over the last few weeks. Read on to learn how you can stay on track mentally for the rest of the year.

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