Study Like A Pro - Music To Keep You Motivated

Dr Rupert Till | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Rupert Till

The research shows that silence is worse than vocal or instrumental music when working with pictures, so for art homework or graphic design music is a must. If for your music is distracting, turn it off, but it's at least worth trying working with music playing. The work might take longer, but you might get more done, and be happier while you are doing it.

Exam Stress And Emotional Upholstery

Adam Pettitt | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents
Adam Pettitt

As an impromptu list of dos and don'ts, it struck me as a pretty serviceable guide to exam preparation and spoke volumes for the resolutely sensible, pragmatic approach of those whose expertise and resilience have been honed over many a season of internal assessments and tests.

How To Help Your Children Through The Exam Process

Julie Lodrick | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents
Julie Lodrick

While our children's futures will still be decided by exam grades, it is important that parents, students and teachers see the process in the context of long-term character development. Factors such as how the student sees themselves as a learner and whether they can develop the resilience to engage with challenge and learn from their mistakes, have a big part to play in deciding success.

How To Overcome The Pressures Of GCSE Exam Season

Fay Gibbin | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fay Gibbin

GCSE exam season is upon us once again which can often be overwhelming, causing a great amount of pressure and concern for those sitting multiple exams. With a record number of students aged 16-18 seeking help regarding anxiety in the run up to exam week last year , I've collated my top tips for getting through those dreaded exams.

Why We Parents Need Guidance On Revision And Exams

Eddy Chan | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Eddy Chan

Most parents can help create a revision timetable and advise on common mistakes like time management, not ticking the correct number of boxes, copying numbers wrongly or misreading instructions, but our children need to understand technique and what's usefu

Stop Yourself From Getting Triggered By Your Teen's Revision Behaviour, Part Two

Lucy Parsons | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

It's exam season. It feels like every time you speak to your teenager about how they're getting on with their revision you get into a fight. You feel out of control, you desperately want to support them to do their best and you're ashamed of how you're failing in your interactions with them.

Stop Yourself From Getting Triggered By Your Teen's Revision Behaviour

Lucy Parsons | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

What you need to do is visualise the kind of parent you want to be in exam season and start behaving in this way - no matter what you get back from your teen. Even if they don't thank you now, they'll see how hard you tried when they look back in years to come and start to meet you halfway.

Exam And Revision Tips For Parents On How To Help Their Teenagers

Joanne Gray | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

As a parent of teenagers, going away over the Easter Holiday or the May Half Term for any substantial period of time is simply not an option as these are the key revision periods for the exam season, which is now just around the corner.

Don't Make Your Kids Quit Dancing To Study

Karen Laing | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents
Karen Laing

Quitting all fun stuff doesn't encourage discipline. If anything, I'd argue we need to show our children how their dance or exercise can help with their exam revision. It can help manage stress and re-focus their brain.

Managing Test-Related Stress With Your Child

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Carey Ann Dodah

The Wildlife Trusts highly recommend spending time outdoors and around nature and water to relieve stress, so perhaps take time out and visit some local scenery - like your local park or woods. However if there is a timetable in place make sure that it is still possible to cover everything in time.

The Hidden Parental Stress

Farida Ahmed | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Farida Ahmed

Every parent is a great parent. It isn't fair that education can make parents feel insecure. We need to ensure that we are bridging this gap and looking at viable opportunities that parents can take advantage of.

Two Fail-Safe Revision Tips

Cai Graham | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

As the student, it's oftentimes hard to see the wood from the trees. Throughout their academic year they are required to adhere to a regular timetable. Once they start the revision period however, once lessons are suspended, it can be challenge for them to control their own time management.

How To Tackle Your Revision Timetable

Susanna Pinkus | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Susanna Pinkus

Yes, the countdown to exams has truly begun. With the promise of the Easter break hovering on the horizon, you may be feeling quite relaxed knowing you will soon have dedicated time to study; or you may have underlying concerns about how you are going to fit in all that needs to be done before the big event.

How To Create A Revision Plan And Still Have A Life

Leah Sian Davies | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Leah Sian Davies

So you know you need to start your revision, as you keep getting told by every adult around you, but where do you start? It's all a bit of a mystery. You know you need a plan, but you still want to have a life! How can you revise, get to Zumba class, go to your mates party and actually sleep?!

Ask the Expert: How to Tackle Revision

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Hinnah Rafique

I hope this blog post has helped you to think of a few strategies that you could use to combat your stress levels before your upcoming exams. How do you get rid of stress? If you've got any tried-and-tested strategies, do let us know - you definitely don't stop needing them after you graduate!

Students, Smart Drugs and Cheating

Liam Kay | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Kay

If a single pill could instantly make you a genius would you take it? I know I would, I'd take two. Unfortunately, life isn't a movie and there is no ...

Seven Tips on How to Manage Your Mental Health and Stay on Top of Your Academic Game This Exam Season

Tasha Okeke | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

With exam season fast approaching, it can be a exhausting and pressurising period for many students. A period of time where health ranks lower than that essay due next week, but here are some easy and manageable ways to keep your mental health in check to stay on top of your academic game this exam season...

A Glimpse Inside The Hidden World Of Trickery Behind Exam Cheating

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

As students across the country prepare to face exam season, internet searches for the best cheating strategies are undoubtedly due to spike. But befor...

11 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Revise

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

Revision can be tough for both parents and children when exams are looming. Kids may find it hard to stay motivated and parents will often get tired o...

These Celebs Have Some Surprising Tips For Revision

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The last thing you want to be thinking about is revising for your upcoming exams. But if you think you're alone with feelings of stress, panic and las...

Does Your Teenager Ignore Your Revision Advice? Here's How You Can Be There for Them

Janey Downshire | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Parents
Janey Downshire

The revision period is not only a difficult time for teenagers, it can also be a minefield for those around them, especially parents. Knowing how to best support a young person going through exams is difficult, you can often find yourself attempting to be supportive but end up triggering a tantrum.

Cracking the Revision Puzzle

Lucy Parsons | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Parsons

I was about thirteen. My dog-eared science exercise book was on my lap. I looked at it, looked up and sighed. I was supposed to be revising; the trouble was, I had no idea how.

Extra Time In Exams: Your Child May Be Eligible

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents

Exams are a stressful time for all parents, whether your child is sitting Key Stage 2 SATs, GCSEs or A levels. If your child has a learning diffic...

Exam Revision Tips For Kids And Parents

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents

During exams, whether it's SATs, GCSEs or A Levels, it can be a stressful time for the whole family. The last thing you want to be is a nagging mum...

University Lecturers Share Their Grade-Boosting Revision Tips For Exams

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last year, nearly 83.4% of UK University students who looked for help and guidance before exams indicated that they suffered from mental stress. I...