• Huddersfield,  University

    The Exam Scare: How to prepare and do well

    With final exams looming over us, it is often easy to become overly stressed and anxious and not do well. Here are some techniques that can help you prepare properly and do well in your exams: Preparation-  Study SMART: The most important, and the often ignored, aspect of exam preparation is the importance of planning it out. Effective study is insured by delegating chunks of your time to certain subject areas every day, so that you have the chance to study them thoroughly, rather than cramming up the night before the exam, and jumbling up all the concepts in your head. Organise yourself; pull out the planners and folders, de-clutter…

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    University

    SCONUL Access Scheme

    One of the perks of being a University of Huddersfield student is that you are eligible to join the free SCONUL Access Scheme. This scheme provides you access to enter and use various university libraries across the UK. So, what is the SCONUL Access Scheme? Well – it is a reciprocal scheme that allows many university library users to borrow and use library books and journals at other participating libraries. You can find out more about the scheme at https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access. Okay, so what is there for me? This would be beneficial for commuter students who do not live in Huddersfield but need access to academic books and materials to study.…

  • Featured,  Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    Studying for a master’s degree helped my mental health

    I’m currently a postgraduate student, studying for a Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing Communications, with hopes of starting my own business or doing a PhD in business and marketing. A few years ago, that wouldn’t have even crossed my mind. I graduated with a 2.1 in journalism for my undergrad in 2017, and although there were parts that I enjoyed (the course itself), I wasn’t happy, and I wasn’t in a good place mentally. After graduating, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and I feel as though a lot of people find themselves like this after graduating. “University opens doors”, but in reality, it doesn’t (for…

  • Featured,  University

    Productivity Apps & Websites for Students

    As students, sometimes it can get a little overwhelming with different deadlines and assignments pilling up everywhere. With examinations coming up, we could all use a little help to keep us on track and ensure that we can manage all that we need to do. Here are some of the productivity apps and websites for students that you can use to help you get through these hectic weeks.   1) StayFocusd – Google Chrome Extension If you mainly use Google Chrome to browse the internet, you can install the free StayFocusd extension to help you stay productive. You can create your own ‘Blocked List’ and ‘Allowed List’, where you can…

  • Events,  Featured,  Huddersfield,  University

    Student leaders help improve your university experience: here is why you should vote!

    Student Leadership is an integral part of student success, as well as a fulfilling academic experience for every student attending university. With SU Elections approaching fast, our student nominees getting ready to start their campaigns, and the atmosphere at university filled with electric anticipation, it makes us think; Why? Why is it so vital to participate in the voting process? And why do we even NEED students at university leading and taking charge? It is known that Leadership and Passion often go hand in hand; leaders passionate about their work and what they believe in and having the ability to arouse that passion in their fellow students and team members…

  • Lifestyle,  University

    Best of Both Worlds – and Education Systems.

    I consider myself lucky – I get to spend 4 years pursuing my undergraduate studies in the United States of America, and now I’m here in the United Kingdom, pursuing my 1-year postgraduate studies. Coming from a small Southeast Asian country named Malaysia, being able to pursue my studies in two different countries has been an opportunity of a lifetime. It has helped shape my perspectives and showed me a whole new side of the world. Today, I want to share just some of my experiences in these two different education systems. 1) Slight differences in the naming conventions. I find it both interesting and confusing at how we name…

  • Featured,  Huddersfield,  University

    Why joining a society or sports club is a good idea

    Sometimes, when you’re focusing on deadlines and essays, it’s easy to forget that there’s so much more to university than lectures, seminars and assignments. Here at the University of Huddersfield, we have plenty of different extra-curricular sports, academic groups and social clubs to keep everyone entertained; but joining in with student-led societies is definitely one of the best things you can do at uni for many more reasons… 1. Meeting new people, and making new friendships Joining a new society/sports club also means that you’re joining a whole bunch of other members. It’s a fantastic way of getting to know people that you wouldn’t perhaps mix with on your course-…

  • Featured,  Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    How to pick yourself up after a low assignment grade: tips and motivators

    Time at university is full of surprising ups and downs, self-actualisation, and opportunities to improve and develop yourself to a professional level, and therefore, failures and let-downs are a very regular part of student life. Of course, no one likes to fail, but as much as we are wary of it, it is guaranteed and necessary if we want to make something out of ourselves. In fact, the only way you can avoid failure is never trying in the first place. Despite realising this, failure is painful and often difficult to accept. When faced with it, a lot of people do not know what to do next, or how to…

  • University

    “For the thousandth time; Yes, I’ve voted.”

    As yet another election campaign comes to a close, I’ve found myself once again questioning the manner in which our parties pay for votes. Before I continue, let me be clear that this article is not intended to deter students from voting, in fact, quite the opposite. Nor is it designed to specifically attack any candidates. Good student representatives are important, but so are good voters. That being said, as much as I value the elections, I also think that students should be able to sit in the student central building without being asked if they have voted twenty times and then asked who they voted for – which I’m…