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A guide to postgraduate research

Getting your research out there fills many postgrad students with dread, but it also has great benefits and rewards. Postgraduate studies and research can already be a huge time commitment, so wider engagement on top of that can be a challenge. Here’s my guide to postgraduate research and how to get your research out there.

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How to study effectively over Easter

The countdown is over – the Easter break is here! Over Easter, sweets and sugar may seem a lot more tempting than studying. But due to the influx of dissertation and essay deadlines around this time, the Easter period is all the more important to study over. Here are my 9 tips on how to study effectively over Easter.

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5 of the best skills workshops for students

Students already have heavy workloads and busy schedules, so why would they want to go to optional workshops? The answer is that some of skills you gain from uni workshops are not just useful but essential, especially for third years and postgraduates. Here’s my list 5 of the best skills workshops for students

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4 ways to stay happy during exams

For many students, studying is the last thing they want to think about over Christmas, understandably. The Autumn and Winter term is a long one and Christmas is only a brief break from this. After all of the celebrating over Christmas and New Year, the January blues can creep in. Here are my top tips on overcoming the January blues and staying positive after the Christmas break.

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How to Find a Balance at University: Postgraduate Edition.

Postgraduate studies bring a lot of opportunity. You’re able to take more control of your learning and set your own targets, while also specialising more in your subject. Postgraduate studies can also bring a lot of stress, especially given that you’re now expected to be more of an independent learner. Here are my top tips on finding a balance during your postgrad degree.

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Postgraduate Conferences: Fun not Fear.

Conferences are one of the big changes that differentiates postgrad life from that of undergrad. As your research gets more tailored and specialised, going to conferences becomes an essential and fun activity.  It is here that you get to really discuss your research and interact with peers and everyone is in the same boat.  Conferences often have several talks so you can select which ones you go to, with rest breaks in between to network and enjoy a snack!