Steps to self-directed study success!

As a student, you very quickly become aware of the level of effort you need to put in to meet the minimum requirements for passing your course, but is that enough? Sadly, not. Faster than you could possibly imagine, your studies will be over, and you’ll be competing with hundreds of thousands of other graduates for post-graduate placements, schemes and jobs.

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5 Tips to Overcome Procrastination 

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By Vasile Boico – University of Birmingham student and Kortext Student Ambassador. Your room is tidy, your bookshelf is sorted by genre, your wardrobe is organised by colour and season, but you have not started working on your assignments yet.  Does this sound like you?  Procrastination means putting off tasks until the last minute. You know

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Stress: What is it, and how to overcome it

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University can be quite a whirlwind. It can be fun, exciting, and amazing, but it can equally be busy, stressful, and overwhelming.  Sometimes, stress is a bit of a buzzword, but if that’s how you feel, then that’s perfectly ok.  Despite the fact it can make you feel terrible, stress is a natural feeling, designed to

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Stress Awareness Month 2021

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Every April since 1992 has been earmarked Stress Awareness Month to increase public awareness about both causes and cures for stress.   According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of the adult population in the UK have felt stressed at some point in the last year. This is an overwhelming figure, but it appears that stress isn’t

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Blended Learning: How to study during a global pandemic

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Nervous about starting university in a global pandemic? We’ve all had to adapt to the current situation but here are some tips on how to make the most out of your time with the majority of learning having shifted to online. 1. Organisation “Whether you like to make handwritten notes or type them up, be

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Study Skills: how to quickly find resources for your essay

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Not only does going to university mean dealing with a new lifestyle but also handling new tasks such as writing assignments. At first, writing academic papers can be a daunting task for students who aren’t used to these types of academic activities. If you feel lost every time your lecturer asks you to write an

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