Tips for a Cheap Night Out

As you can imagine part of being at university is the social aspect. By that I mean the amount of times you manage to get ridiculously drunk. Now another part of student life is the fact that you are pretty much skint 24/7. So how can you have a decent night out without spending an absolute shitload? EASY. Here are a couple of tips to help you enjoy a night out without breaking the piggy bank: Before Leaving It may not seem obvious at first (I am trying to be sarcastic here) but pre-drinking before you head out is one of the MAIN ways you can really cut back on the amount you spend. Try buying cheaper booze and drinking it at home before heading out. This will save you a shitload once you are out. Take it from me, try not to get too hammered before you even get into the taxi or the hangover the next day is horrible. Pace yourself and take it easy. It could be a good idea to try playing a couple of drinking games with your mates. All a good drinking game needs to have is a very easy reason to drink. Another Read More …

How to Avoid an Hangover

When you wake up after a heavy night of drinking, there is nothing worse than stinking like a pissed up donkey with a head that feels like it is about to split into two. Here are some really easy and simple tips to avoid having a hangover. These are just suggestions, and if you have any tips that might help just drop a comment below! Preparation Remember, if you fail to prepare then prepare to fail. Sometimes if you know you have to be up early tomorrow it may be worth while taking a little time before you start drinking to “prepare” yourself. Eating Eating before drinking helps absorb the alcohol. It is a really easy way to pace the amount of alcohol that is absorbed. Eating before you go out drinking also makes you feel a lot fuller, hence making you drink less. Drinking Water It is important to remember that drinking alcohol actually dehydrates the body. If you know that you are going out to get lathered try to drink a big glass of water before you start drinking. It helps dilute anything you may drink afterwards and helps tackle the problem of dehydration, which is what is Read More …

Tips on Taking Lecture Notes

One of the main hurdles of university is processing all of the information given to you during lectures. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of any lecture and take good effective notes. Read the Subject Before the Actual Lecture. If you get a chance before any lecture, try to  read the chapter before, or if you can try to read the presentation itself. You will be surprised at how much more you can retain if you simply even skim through the work before you get to class. One of my lecturers describes it as if you were smelling food before you ate it, it simply heightens your senses (he is a bit mad). Quickly Read what you Wrote Last Lecture. If you ever arrive to class early or have a few minutes before class begins, its a great idea to have a quick look at what you were doing before. This can help you see how to course material flows and makes the teaching seem a lot more cohesive, rather than broken into chunks. Also you might be able to answer a few questions asked and give you a chance to get noticed by Read More …

Tips on Reading Your Course Material

Being a University Student can mean that you have an extensive amount of reading to do about different important concepts. Pretty much every course requires reading in one from or the other and in my experience I have never had to read quite as much as I have had to at University. Here are a few tips when reading your course material: Quickly Skim the Chapter Before you Read it. A quick two minute skim read of the will increase your comprehension, increase your interest in the topic and reduce the time it takes to fully read the entire chapter. Just have a quick look at the introduction, any summaries and any graphics displayed. Break Up your Reading. If you have a big chapter to read, or a chapter which requires a lot of concentration then try to break it up into bite-size pieces. This makes it a lot more manageable and easier to process. Give Yourself Time to Read. If you have a reading assignment due in a few days spread out your workload. I know you always think that you can read it all just before the deadline, but the truth is if you do you will hardly Read More …

Tips for Time Management

Being a University student can be stressful, especially when it comes to managing your time at University. It is important to be able to manage your time. being able to do so will make it a lot easier to study and a lot easier to get through a high volume of work. Here are a few tips on how to do so. Keeping a Time Log. This is one of the first steps for good time management. It allows you to see how you spend your time at the moment. To do it simply write something down for every hour for every day for a week. Once you ave done it, go back and see how many hours you actually spent studying, going to class, eating or just watching TV. The results should give you an idea of where you can improve, and how to free more time so you can study.   See how much time you need for studying. To be a good student you want to be working to a 2-1 ratio. What I mean by this is that for every hour you are in class, you want to be doing at least 2 hours of study Read More …

How to save Money on your Bills

Want to save money on the bills? It is no hidden fact that costs of tertiary education are quite substantial and students have to find different ways to save money in order to finance their education. The challenges in college education are many and each more daunting than the previous. Lack of motivation and slump before final exams is just one of the many against which students have to devise a plan to counter it. The purpose of this article is to discuss a more specific financial issue which every student is bound to face. In addition to the cost of apartment or accommodation, paying all bills becomes extremely challenging along with the studies and projects. In this regard, this is a worth reading article as it explores and discusses different ways to cope with this issue at hand. Following are some of the tips:   Library is a good option When it comes to charging up your different gadgets, you could do all such kinds of stuff right at your own library. In other words, one can effectively save consumption by using outlets like library to cut on the bills. In other words, you should not hesitate from charging Read More …

How to Motivate Yourself

There are tons of different ways to increase your motivation. it is always important to be motivated in what ever you do. However people often think that some people are just more motivated than others, this is true but only because these people WANT to be more motivated. If you want to really boost your productivity and really thinking like a smart student here are a few tips to help yourself get more motivated. Set yourself some realistic goals.  The first step to being more motivated is to set yourself a task to do! People are much more motivated to complete small tasks rather than large daunting tasks, so split up a big task into lots of smaller ones. It is important to set realistic goals, don’t trying to ask too much of yourself. When you complete a goal make sure you note it, nothing is more motivating than seeing how far you have come already. Set goals for your own learning.  Try to see which concepts you can learn to help you with your work. if you have a big task that needs doing try doing some reading around the subject, and see what you can learn before hand Read More …

Ways to Fund your Education

Ways to fund your university education Wouldn’t it be nice to go ahead pursuing your psychology, business, or social worker degree. No matter what you are after, when it comes to college or university education, it is no secret that it is quite expensive in almost all parts of the world but there are different options which students could opt for to receive discounts or to reduce the overall cost of university education. Worth noting here is the fact that high cost is not the only issue which a student should be concerned about; there are many other significant problems which needs to be addressed and the rest of the article deals with those. Research is extremely important It is hard to believe that a large number of students all around the world do not opt for fund cutting options simply because they are not aware of them. Phrasing it in a different manner, students miss the chance to earn free money which seems to be quite counter intuitive but nonetheless it is a fact. One does not have to in the low-income or deserving criteria for such fund cuts; there is a plethora of opportunities out there and everyone Read More …

What You Need to Know about your Exams!

So earlier this year I put up an article with tips for preparing for your exams. Listen I know that there are so many things that you think you need to do for your exam but the FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT thing you should do is to actually find out about the exam itself! You would be surprised about the number of people who revise so hard for the actual exam and don’t even know where the hell the exam is 20 minutes before it! Here are a few tips that I have learnt over the years: – FIND OUT WHERE IT IS!!!  I can not stress this point enough! In all seriousness I have nearly missed an exam that I studied hard for, purely because I found out 30 minutes before the exam that it was going to be on the other side of campus! So first and foremost check out WHERE and WHEN your exam is. Once you have done this plan your route to get there. It is always worthwhile turning up early for an exam rather than turning up late, so make sure you are there 15 minutes before it starts. – Check what time it starts AND what time Read More …