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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.

You Are Getting Bad Career Advice From Ucas

Johnny Luk | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Luk

I hate it when students come to me and say, 'oh I want to focus on passing my exams first then I will look for jobs'. That's a worrying sign. It's not because of intellectual capacity, far from it, but because it indicates a lack of pragmatism, i.e. it's a mind set issue. A degree is a piece of paper that gives you an opening to a door, but that's it.

The Five Most Exploitative Things About Student Loans

Liam Evans | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Evans

Student loans have quickly become the most exploitative, unethical and deceitful loan systems on the market. Uncapped to reasonable inflation they bleed those questing for higher education dry and profiteer off of hapless children committing to 30 year promises while still in school.

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.

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.

Five Tips To Start Learning Spanish This Week

Annie Ross | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

I arrived into Quito, the capital of Ecuador, last week. It's a special place for me as it's where I first set foot in Latin America back in 2006. The Hispanic culture and language have now been a passion of mine for over half of my life and I continue to love it.

The Elephant In The Room... The New GCSEs

Farida Ahmed | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

The new change in GCSEs has been the biggest educational reform for a long while. Transforming an exam system that has been used for a very long time ...

This Is What Causes Stuttering, According To Scientists

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Stuttering is caused by reduced blood flow to an area of the brain associated with language, scientists have revealed. A new study by researchers at C...

Staying Safe In London - A Guide For International Students

James Farrell | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Farrell

While London is a big city, it is also a safe city. International students and their parents often wonder how safe it is to study in another country, so here is some information and a few tips to keep you safe while studying in London.

Science Says Sausages Are Killing Us, But Here Are 8 Times We're Going To Eat Them Anyway

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have made it clear that if we want to live forever, we are going to need to ditch the bangers. Research has shown that processed red meat ...

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.

How to Fight Boredom

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

The school or work week easily sags into a void in productivity. Everything seems so routine, and it's hard to keep ourselves awake when we can do nothing but anticipate the same things repeatedly.

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Part Time Study

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The new year is always a good time to think about making a positive, lasting change in your life. Whether it’s greater confidence, a new challenge, ...

Five Statistics That Show Why Young Female Creatives Drop Out of Adland

Scarlett Montanaro | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Scarlett Montanaro

I don't need to tell you why this is a terrible thing but more women in advertising means more women in the workforce, more women represented fairly in the media and more women going on to become C-Suite, money making superheroes. If they drop out before they've signed their first contract the future looks bleak.

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

Starting Back in Education Is HARD

Richard Batt | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Batt

2015 has been one strange year for me. I started the year going working 40-60 hours a week in a phone shop, spend most of it writing articles and shop...

Working From Home - My Top Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Colyer

Set an alarm for a normal waking up time. Waking up swaddled in your sumptuously soft duvet, the groggy morning haze streaming through the window and the world waking up around you, makes it hard to get up.

Proof That Home Is Where the Heart Is

Katie Palmer | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Palmer

My university days are officially over, and the past three years have flown by horrendously fast. Apart from receiving a 1st for my dissertation, the second most memorable part of my university experience has to be the dreaded move from my home in Essex to Kent...

Why I Study Nursing

Kieran Uttley | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Uttley

Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.

Your Mind Is Hungry - Feed It

Jared Joffe | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

As you get older you hopefully realise that 'knowledge is power', and the more of it you possess, the greater your ability will be to adapt to the diverse situations that life can throw at you. To put it simply, if you continue to educate yourself you will become a more well-rounded human being.

MRI Scans Show Babies Are More Sensitive To Pain Than Adults

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Parents

Whether babies can feel pain has long been a subject of debate in the medical profession, but a new study has found that newborns do feel pain more st...

Can You Ever Get Over A Broken Heart? Science Says Yes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What becomes of the broken hearted? If you've been enjoying thoughts of your ex pining after you, you may want to stop reading now. Scientists ...

Opinion - So Now Research Tells Us That Circumcision is Linked to Autism?

Jo Worgan | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

The article below was originally posted on Autism Daily Newscast. Opinion - So now research tells us that circumcision is linked to autism?Research ...

Men Who Love Selfies Could Be Psychopathic

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Guys, step away from the selfie stick. New research suggests that men who take a bajillion photos of themselves score highly in the psychopath departm...

Message in the Mobile: What I Get From Seeing Serial Texters in the Classroom

Terence Tse | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Terence Tse

There is one last reason why students may be texting frequently: I could be making a fool of myself here. All of this can most likely be explained by the fact that my lectures are simply lousy and boring. In this case, don't let me know via SMS.