Monthly Archives: June 2016

Time and the best way to make the most of your time

Time :                 Time: Managing it             Time: It’s finite               Therefore; it is not possible to do everything             Therefore: you need to rank your priorities so you get the most […]

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The value of power napping

The Value of Power Napping It’s that time of year again when there are only a few precious weeks to complete assessments tasks and exams for this year. This time of year always takes me back to being a student and I can remember vividly the feelings of tiredness that would appear when I knew […]

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Know Your Non-Binary Genders

May 17 was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. I’m cisgender, vanilla sexuality – not very interesting really. But I’ve really wanted to understand my colleagues, friends and community members who express themselves differently to me. Getting a handle on the various ways of describing identities and understanding some of the terms that […]

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Cruel Intentions

Sometimes we can be rather cruel to ourselves. If you have a bit of a habit of being nasty to yourself, then consider showing some self-compassion. The following youtube video tells you how. I’ve also found that Loving Kindness meditation can be really helpful to change negative self-talk, habits and limiting behaviours. Remember you can […]

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Emotions- what do they mean ? Should we pay attention to every feeling?

In short, emotions are important. They help us process difficult life situations, they help us manage our surroundings by acting as a sort of warning system and they can allow us to fully enjoy moments in life. So we shouldn’t ignore them, right ?  …. Well not entirely What we need to be conscious of […]

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Exams – The Magic Bullet

Gotcha. Magic Bullet? There is none. It’s all about (yawn) organisation and preparation. There is really nothing new under the sun. I’m sorry about the magic bullet, but I can perhaps help with organisation, which is where it starts, and provide some links to tips for preparation and managing anxiety in the exams. Here’s my […]

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Don’t Forget to Breathe!

Today’s post is brought to you by student counsellor Greg. There is an old yoga saying that ‘the state of the breath reflects the state of the mind’. Agitated breathing reflects an agitated mind; slow, deep breathing reflects calmness of mind. When people get stressed their breathing usually becomes constricted – either high and shallow […]

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Exams…practical, quick must know advice

We’re heading into the exam period; hopefully things are going well for you! Just a couple of quick tips; If you miss an exam you may not automatically be allowed to re-sit that exam. You will need to be aware of University rules relating to exams and sitting replacement exams. If you’re struggling for any reason […]

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Exam Stress

At risk of channelling Grandma (or Boy Scouts), the best way to avoid exam stress is to be thoroughly prepared. But even if you are 100% prepared, exam nerves affect many people. I can’t think of anyone who actually loves exams (though some students definitely prefer having a strict boundary on their time as opposed […]

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Exams – Start NOW!

Reposting an updated version of this as you might have missed it. Sorry to mention the dreaded E word. It’s just that they are around the corner. We’ve hit that crazy frantic dash to the finish line – not long until classes end, and then one week before the exam period starts. You don’t want […]

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