Exams and final assessments are looming, and every student feels a different way about the pointy end of the semester. Perhaps you’ve reached the point in your university career where you’re used to the exam butterflies, or maybe these are your first ever uni exams and you’re brimming with nerves at the thought. How does one deal with this kind of stress at exam and assessment time? Whether you have a study system in place, or you’re flying by the seat of your pants, there’s a neat little idea called positive motivation that can benefit you.Continue reading “The magic of positive reinforcement: why you should reward yourself for studying”
I’ve been feeling a bit off lately, and I think it’s because of the whole isolation thing. It’s like staying home all day and doing nothing is bringing me down. A quick survey reveals that a lot of my friends and fellow students feel the same way, that all of this downtime has lost its initial shine and what we’re left with now is an unsatisfying fug. And once you’re in a fug, well, it’s fug as far as the eye can see. It’s hard to understate the difficulty of getting yourself out of a fug like this, they can be comfortable in a way, and being surrounded by fug makes anti-fug efforts that much more difficult. So how do you restore your balance when you find yourself in one? Continue reading “Maintaining your balance in isolation”
Are you dreading the thought of staring down into another bowl of spaghetti Bolognese? Have you eaten all the two-minute noodles in the cupboard? Are you craving a bit of variety but have little to work with? Try some of these simple but effective recipes, guaranteed to impress family and housemates.
It can be incredibly hard to find focus at home when you have so many distractions around you. There’s easier access to Netflix, a cheeky nap, social media, cooking and snacking minus the peer pressure of a whole building of other studying students to keep you on track.
Assignments can be hard enough to complete without any added distractions. How are you supposed to manage your time and complete that quiz when you’ve just remembered that the guitar you’ve been meaning to restring for three years is sitting in the cupboard, calling your name? And how could you open a textbook when this is the perfect opportunity to finally get around to reading War and Peace? Procrastination can be a killer of productivity. Luckily for you, Navigator has compiled a volume of handy tips sourced from university staff and your fellow students.
It’s SHAG Week here at the University so all week we’re talking about sex! A good understanding of sexual health and safety starts with knowing the facts, so let’s get down to brass balls…I mean tacks with fifty facts all about sex.
I’m going to be honest here: lately I’ve been feeling rather guilty. It’s 2021, the planet is in crisis, and a Swedish schoolgirl has done more for the environment than I have in 22 years.