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Tag: <span>exams</span>

Edinburgh’s best alternative study spots

Exam season = a very busy library. Worry not, though: Martha has you covered with her favourite alternative study spots! We’ve all been there – wandering defeatedly around the Main Library because you failed to get a seat before the 11am rush of desperate students (9am in exam season!). Coming …

At a loss for motivation? Here’s Ita’s guide to regaining your love for studying

At some point during our time at University, most of us will experience a dip in or even an almost complete loss of motivation to study. It is not necessarily our fault. Such things happen even, or maybe predominantly, to the best students. I have written in one of my …

Edinburgh’s top study spots: Indigo’s favourite workspaces

With semester two just around the corner, what better time to find a few new study spaces? Fourth-Year student Indigo shares some of her favourite study spots across Edinburgh, and includes tips on how to spruce up your own workspace if your prefer to study from home.  Hello all! In …

Ita’s Day in the Life: Exam Edition

Semester 1 coming to an end means only one thing: exams are looming… But it’s not all doom and gloom! Our student writer, Ita, provides an insight into exam time in Edinburgh. Welcome to my day! 8am: wake up, do some morning yoga, go for a walk. I love to …

Productivity 101: Elia’s top time management tips

One of the biggest challenges new students find is adapting from their rigid school timetables to university, where you have seemingly limitless free time. Here, Elia explains how she manages her time.  Generally, at university your academic rhythm changes. When I first came to Edinburgh, I was surprised to find …

Cheap coffee and plug-sockets galore: Edinburgh’s best study spaces

At university, especially if you study in the School of SPS, a high percentage of your time will be occupied by independent study: reading papers, preparing for tutorials, reviewing lectures, writing essays, revising for exams. It is therefore really important to find study spaces where you feel comfortable and can …

Navigating the Main Library: Verity’s top tips for productive study, finding spaces, and more!

Writing a post about how to use the library is not as straightforward as it might seem, because there are multiple libraries across the different University of Edinburgh campuses that are open to students and, depending on what courses you’re taking and where you attend your classes, you might find …


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