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how to stop being a last-minute person

Says me, writing this blog at the last minute…   If I’m honest, I was never a last-minute person to begin with. I’m pretty punctual as a person, and I usually arrive early at parties, so I was never late with an assignment or project at uni. I always noticed how difficult it was for my mates at uni who scrambled their work together at the last second to submit it, only to get a mark that wasn’t anywhere near…

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the exam room: what not to do

Procrastination is the universal skill of the uni student. We get veeery good at inventing ways to pass time, especially when it means avoiding our obligations and deadlines. People who don’t clean their apartment all year will feel the sudden urge to clean everything immediately, come exam time. Amazing accomplishments are made at this time of year, as long as it’s not academic progress. I’m definitely guilty of this. I managed to clean my apartment, prepare my lunches for the…

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stress: uni blues or something else?

Everyone gets stressed. It’s a crazy time of year for uni students. With exams, assignments and major project deadlines looming, it’s pretty difficult to maintain your sanity – especially when you’re having to work and pay rent at the same time. It’s important to remember that while it’s a busy time of year, we can’t allow ourselves to get buried under the weight of responsibility. Sure, you want to do well, you might even want to make your parents proud…

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5 weird ways to reduce stress

Humans are weird.   We think we’re trailblazers for exploring the minuscule amount of space we’ve managed to survive in, scientists don’t know why we need to sleep for an average of 8 hours, and we associate smell with memory. There are a bunch of things we can’t explain about ourselves, and we’re all different when it comes to relieving stress. It’s a crazy time of year in terms of exams, assignments and other uni commitments. If the usual stress…

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how to switch majors when your degree is a major flop

Not everyone likes their degree. Some people might realise how much they hate it after they begin! It’s more common than you think. So many of us feel pressure to choose their degree while we’re still in high school, and that can mean we make a decision to do a degree that doesn’t really serve our best interests. Sometimes you don’t need to make such a drastic change to feel better about your uni courses, sometimes a change in Majors…

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your guide to catching some well-deserved Zzz’s

How much sleep did you get last night? If it was anything less than 7 hours you’re probably not catching enough Zzz’s. Sleep was one of the necessities of health that went completely by the wayside when I first started uni, and it was because of a few things: Going out a lot at night Playing video games until 3am Staying up late to do assignments Staying up late because I could One of the things you’ll notice right away…

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mental health: get aware and take care

Are you in a lecture right now? Look around you. One in every six people you can see have experienced or will experience a form of depression or anxiety in their lifetime – some may even experience it more than once. Mental illness is common in young adults, and is often ignored or passed off as a bad day, a bad mood, or a side effect of a stressful few weeks. But when you’ve been feeling down for a while,…

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