By Martha Brennan With exams fast approaching, most of us are too stressed to think of anything but timetables and projects right now. But sometimes taking an hour in the evening to treat yourself is the best thing to boost morale, and though it’s hard to really relax it's important to take a few moments for yourself to keep your brain functioning. Here are five beauty … [Read more...] about Five pampering products to help you de-stress this exam season
By Conor Brummell Exam time can be extremely stressful. Tensions run high as people try to wrap up their final week assignments before study week so they can concentrate completely on the end-of-year exams that are barrelling their way as fast as an out-of-control freight train. Exams can be difficult enough at the best of times, but some people you meet throughout the exam … [Read more...] about Opinion: Five types of studiers in the lead up to exams
By Sophie Kavanagh Exams. The one word and two syllables enough to evoke a sense of foreboding in any student. When one thinks of exams, we think of intense, long, studious hours in the library, frantic discussions of prediction with friends and peers, exam papers and a fluster for solutions. We think of the grim walk to the Kingfisher, the attendant's robotic voice; … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why are exams so stressful?
By Darren Casserly In the immortal words of Jim Morrison’s 'This is the End', the one thing I can say about this year is that it flew by. It only feels like yesterday that I was submitting my first diary just hoping that I didn’t screw it up. To be totally honest at first I regretted taking the column because I don’t live that interesting of a life, and I thought I’d … [Read more...] about First year diaries: goodbye and good luck
By Darren Casserly Another month goes by and you know what that means, another month closer to exam time. It also means that there is only a few more weeks of lectures, and for some people that is a joyous thought. No more 9 o’clock lectures where all you want is the sweet release of death. I know I’m being a little hyperbolic there but, you have to exaggerate if you want to … [Read more...] about First year diaries: Procrastination