• Do You Feel Student Pressure? That May Be a Good Thing!

    Something of which I have become accustom to over the last 3 years of my degree adventure is what is commonly known as ‘pressure’. That invisible layer of discomfort, intensity and struggle that seems to affect the majority of students, whether it be when an essay is due, dissertation preparation is looming and 150,000 pages […]
  • New (Academic) Years Resolutions

    Having now begun my third year of university as a law student (let’s not dwell on that too much, it makes me feel old), I’ve learnt a thing or two about this further education malarkey, particularly in regards to study. Every September for the last few (too many) years I have made ‘academic year resolutions‘ to myself, […]
  • 4 Tips To Help You Succeed This Academic Year

    Summer is well and truly over. The rain is pouring and the autumn/winter collections are flooding the shops, which means one thing… the start of a new semester. If like myself you’re feeling a little bit anxious about the pending semester, fear not. I have devised a full-proof plan to ensure an organised and successful […]
  • 5 Top Tips for Your Transition to University from a Lecturer

    Your transition to university may surely feel like an exciting moment in your life. It does not matter at what age you decided to start a degree, few events will be as important as this one for you. However, excitement may also come with a sense of mild anxiety about the unknown. As a university […]
  • 5 Things You Can Do if You Didn’t Get the A Level Results You Need for Uni

    Another emotion filled A Level results day is upon us. 99% of people are either completely exhilarated or completely gutted, and then theres that 1% that are for whatever reason completely indifferent. Emotions aside, those in the completely gutted group are probably there as they didn’t manage to get the A Level results and thus […]
  • FML! 6 Things Nobody Warns You About Third Year

    Having just finished my degree in International Relations I have come to realise that nobody warns you about third year, so I feel it’s only right that I do so. “Second year is the hardest” almost feels like an old wives tale as I heard this repeated over and over at the start of my […]
  • 9 Top Tips for Exam Success

    Dealing with exams can be stressful. When you consider the number of exams you may have and the amount of content you need to cover, it’s easy to see why. I’m going to share with you 9 top tips that you can use to help relieve the stress and steer you towards success during this […]
  • A Lecturer Shares 5 Ways You Can Survive The Exam Season

    It wouldn’t come as a surprise that, in my role as lecturer, I always say to students that it is better to study throughout the term than to leave everything to the last minute. It is, indeed, much more efficient to take bits of information as the term progresses than trying to swallow 3 or […]
  • How to Get a First Class Degree: 8 Tips to Help You Graduate With Top Honours

    Update: How to Get a First – the book, now available on Amazon. In my final year of University, I managed to go out 2-4 times a month (in terms 1 and 2), co-founded and run an entrepreneur’s society where I acted as the Vice President and despite maintaining a fairly active social life and […]