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!

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?


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 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”.
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Make your items sell for more on eBay!!

As students we all love eBay. Whether it’s selling old clothes, kitchen utensils or no longer needed books- there’s always someone that will be willing to hand over their virtual cash.

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Slow down though! You may think it’s easy and think that you don’t need to read on, but you could be missing out on extra money that you’d be stupid to say no to.

From choosing the right category to listing your item at prime time, has laid out the dos and don’ts to make it worth that extra bit more worthwhile for your back pocket.

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Being the perfect housemate


We’ve discussed house hunting and how to pick a housemate, but do you know how to BE the perfect housemate?

You may think you’re an alright person to live with, but have no doubt, your fellow peers will pick up on your worst traits faster than you can unpack!

So how do you disguise them? Take a look at this guide from The Guardian, giving you some helpful suggestions and tricks to mask those undesirable characteristics that may single you out and make your life hell.

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Picking the perfect housemate

If you’re not a picky person then now is definitely the time to start! When it comes down to choosing your future housemates it’s tough, but may have to be mean and make the best decision for yourself. (Though that’s not saying you should leave somebody stranded.)

Being friends with someone in halls doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be able to live in a house with them- especially if you have a standard of cleanliness you like to uphold!

Basically, what I am trying to tell you is:

  • Take your time.
  • Don’t say yes straight away.
  • Be aware you can’t make everybody happy.
  • Be prepared to see a different side to people.
  • Read the for more advice!

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