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 01.06.2016 | 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 16.05.2016 | 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 15.05.2016 | 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 26.04.2016 | 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 26.04.2016 | 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...

Seven Steps To Writing A Successful Exam Essay

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

Essay writing during an exam can be stressful for the most able of students. But mastering a good writing technique will help you to feel confident, s...

Want to Succeed in Exams? Learn How Not to Work

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

We like to think that stress during exam time is caused by the exams themselves; we see cause rather than correlation. But maybe if we take a step back and look at all the other things we find ourselves doing as a result of sitting at home 12 hours a day we can tackle the root of the problem.

Twitter Gives GCSE Advice. *Takes With Pinch Of Salt*

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

GCSEs. They literally seem like the worst, most stressful thing ever. And, in the context of life, they probably are. I mean, you're only 15. What els...

Eleven Ways to Be a Bit Less Bad at Revision

Eve Delaney | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Delaney

It's important to take frequent breaks during your revision session. The brain is a muscle (not factually correct) that gets tired like any other muscles (do hearts get tired?). In order for a break to be effective, you must fully remove yourself from your working mindset. Dig a hole in the garden or annoy your sister a bit. Just keep the line between work and play clearly defined.

40 Tracks To See You Through Revision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We all know revision is one of life's chores which can't be avoided. Some may need complete silence to revise; others find soothing background music h...

Who Needs Exams?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

It has been proven that people have different learning styles and not everyone works well under pressure. If a mark was devised from a student's overall progress throughout the year, taking class participation and coursework into consideration, surely this would be a fairer judge of their academic ability...

Tackling Exam Season Stress

Carla Buzasi | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carla Buzasi

My stress nightmare - the reoccurring dream that always pops up when I'm run down and overly tired - is simple and terrifying in its simplicity: it's my French A-Level tomorrow and I haven't got round to revising. As millions of men and women across the globe head into their own exam seasons, I sigh a little gasp of relief that that is all behind me. With this in mind, we decided to approach it slightly differently this year, and have been quizzing some of the best brains in the business to help those of you studying through your exams, and out the other side into an uncertain jobs market...

Self-Teaching Yourself to Success

Saj Devshi | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Saj Devshi

A passing idea to keep my mind occupied snowballed into something bigger and I now run one of the most popular Psychology A level blogs on the internet. If I have learnt anything in the last year or so, it is that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and you're will is such that you wont take no for an answer, even from yourself.

Why SnapChat Is Ruining My Degree

Helena Eccles | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

This is an intervention. An impending doom is descending on the nation. For many teens and twentysomethings across the country, GCSEs, A Levels and university exams are just around the corner.

The Third Year Crisis and How to Haul Yourself Out of It

Fionn Shiner | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fionn Shiner

What I talk of is the Third Year Crisis, a phenomenon that has taken on a new lethal edge for the CV generation. Whereas back in the days of our wondrous parents (hi mum, hi dad), most students could fall back on the fact that a 2:1 from a decent University would pretty much guarantee a job, what we now face is a dog fight of epic proportions.