The all important League Table!

Who Will Win it?!

This table is important, but not as important as the table in the link below!

No, I’m not talking about the race for the Barclays Premier League Title or the fight to avoid relegation ( which in my opinion will both go down to the wire). I am talking about the updated University League Tables, yes thats right, you know the ones.

Whether you want to look at the rank of your University or how your course ranks against others, follow the link to discover all

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Practice makes Perfect!

So while most of us will be revising for those all important final exams in the summer. For some people these are not the only tests they will be concentrating on. Now is the time where employers are deciding which graduates/students will make it through to the next stage of selection and this generally means one thing – ONLINE TESTS!

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One of these might help!

Unfortunately, there is no hidden formula on how to pass these tests because they are designed to be difficult and judge your ability to work under pressure. But, there is nothing suggesting that you can’t practice and become used to the way the tests work.

So, put the famous saying ‘practice makes perfect‘ into action! Follow the link provided and Practice!

 

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How to keep motivated and avoid final exam stress!

The end of February is not the time to relax as it’s not really that far until the summer light at the end of the tunnel appears-but how can you stay motivated?

Now January exams have passed you may be feeling as though a large weight off your shoulders has been lifted and that you can slack off for a few months until the next heavy duty revision period.

However, this just isn’t the case and I’m telling you now you’ll be as stressed as ever in a couple of months!

Combating this is a lot easier than you would imagine though, for example, if you’ve not already got a filing system in place for all your lecture notes, get on it now and spend an evening getting organised so you don’t waste time before your exams. Or if you find it hard to remember everything at the end of the year, spend as little as 10 minutes a day reviewing the days lectures. (Click here for more tips)

Stress is simple to overcome, it’s the motivation to do all these things that’s the problem. Check out Lifehack’s motivation tips (Click Here) for some effortless ideas. From cheeky rewards in treat form, to tracking your progress, the article is well worth a read.

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Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook?

So after another night of takeaway food, whether it be pizzas, an Indian or even a kebab, maybe its time to think about cooking?

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Cooking may seem a difficult skill to grasp, but although certain meals may require time and effort, there are a lot of simple meals that even students can make to see us through the week. The Independent have put together a list of ten meals that most students should be able to prepare, so to become the next Jamie Oliver read the list of meals on the link provided- Cooking Time

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Pre-drink with class with these student ‘budget-friendly’ cocktails!

For most of us, pre-drinking before a night out usually begins with own brand spirits or cheap beer’s and wine’s- but this is where it stops!

Did you know that just by mixing a few budget soft drinks together, you can turn these throat burning liquids into tastes that can only be described at heavenly?

Take a look at these 10 cocktails that you can make on a student budget. From Martini’s to Mojito’s there’s a drink for everyone!

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Beautiful Birthday Gifts on a Budget

Making an awesome group of lifelong friends at University is inevitable, but there is a downside- Birthdays!

Of course you want to afford all your friends chic presents that they can parade around campus, however, for most of us it’s just not overdraft friendly.

Getting around this potentially embarrassing event may be easier and cheaper than what you may have imagined though.

Check out Tip Junkie (Click here). This user driven site provides tutorial upon tutorial of endless DIY gift ideas for every occasion. Have a price in mind? You can even enter your budget, occasion, gift type and recipient down the side bar to find that exact gift that meets all your criteria.

The –made with love- present’s come at all levels from beginners to advance so don’t worry if you’re not an artistic type, as there’s something for everyone to create and  bestow on the lucky birthday boy or girl of the moment!

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How to prepare for an interview

You know how to dress for an interview (if not click here) but what else do you need to do?

It’s important to prep, prep and prep some more because unfortunately your sleek looks and confident handshake will only take you so far, eventually your interviewer will start to take note of which words are actually coming out of your mouth.

A good check list of things to do before you even get to your interview can be found here.

Remember: Make sure you take time to swat up on the company and don’t go in like a little blind mouse- you’ll be eaten alive!

Good luck!

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How to tackle a text book

Of course it’s a chore, but at some point we all need to do it. Take a deep breath and make the first move because that text book isn’t just going to magically appear beside you!

Unfortunately for us students, Wikipedia just isn’t noted as a reliable source of information for University assignments, (and neither are most websites for that matter) so the question arises ‘how DO I tackle a text book?”

Well, although the answer and methodology of this serious analytical process won’t be the same for everyone, check out this article from the Guardian (Click Here) – giving you a few helpful tips to get the ball rolling and how to keep it rolling over your boredom barriers.

If you still can’t bring yourself to turn that incredibly heavy front cover- don’t forget your friends Cliffs and Spark will always be around help you out!

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The Student Walkout?

Whatever your views are on the current state of the british education system, the NUS are proposing a student walkout on the 14th March 2012, the question is will you be joining in?

Is this gonna be the case on the 14th March 2012?!

Yep the latest news to hit the student world is the idea by the NUS to encourage students to boycott seminars and lectures on the 14th March 2012 as a way to protest on campus against hidden course fees and the “privatisation of higher education”.
For more information Read here

 

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Graduates – Make the first move!

Now I know we are all busy people and as a result, we sometimes struggle to find time to make the most of opportunities that are presented to ourselves.

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Most universities do attempt to make our graduation easier by holding a number of events such as career fairs or company presentations, however we sometimes don’t take advantage of these because we either fail to prepare for them or fail to attend. Listed below are some of the careers fairs that are coming up in 2012.

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