Peace of mind with student wellbeing

For many students, university can be a difficult time, but not just in the academic sense, mental health can also be under pressure for a multitude of reasons. Most students will be moving away from home and being placed amongst many new people, learning new skills and gaining a workload for the first time. It…

Another step forward: year 1 to year 2

Although it may not be as daunting a transition as moving into your first year of university, taking that step into second year is still a bit of a scary one. I’m sure by now you are aware that grades in first year do not count towards your final degree, but the foundation learning is…

A guide to improving low grades

Every once in a while we may receive a bit of a blow through the form of a failed assessment or maybe even a third, but there are some ways in which you can make sure it doesn’t happen in the future and possibly get that grade pushed up to a reasonable level. Having had…

How to do: note-taking

You might be thinking that university will just be the same old routine as school, you sit down, copy off the board for a few hours, then go on your merry way, but I learned the hard way that it is very easy to make a mess of your notes if you’re not organised enough….

How to do Christmas as a student

Finally, the John Lewis and Coke-Cola adverts have hit the tellies and the mad rush for an even more festive Christmas than before has arrived, but now you’re a student and you cant rely on mum and dad to buy gifts on your behalf or to cook up a delicious turkey, so what do you…

Nights out for non-drinkers

Who says you need alcohol to have a great time? Well, those often nursing mean hangovers after a night out. Although there’s nothing wrong with drinking, you can still have all the fun minus the inevitable headaches. Lincoln does have a great nightlife, but it isn’t for everyone, so why not try something a little…

Getting the most out of Fresher’s Week

You’ve probably heard about Fresher’s Week, especially from friends preparing for university who’ve raved about the week long party. But, as exciting as it all is there are some tips that can help you make the very best of it. Before you even get to university, go on Facebook and look for any fresher’s groups you can…

What I would definitely tell my first-year self

Going to university is a huge milestone in anyone’s life, especially for those who are going to be living away from home for the first time like I was. Therefore, over my first year as a student I have grown a little older and a little wiser, so I feel that I am now able…

Student traveller: Going abroad on a budget

It’s coming up to the end of the university year and the beginning of a long summer break. Maybe you have some money saved up that’s burning a hole in your pocket, or maybe (most likely) you don’t. In any case , I would like to share my advice on making the most of your time off,…