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The Hows and Whys of Recording Your Lectures

  Many students these days choose to record audio of their lectures. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as if a lecture is going to be missed due to illness or if the subject matter is particularly complex. As with most things in life however, recording your lectures comes with advantages and

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Tips on Improving Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem refers to the beliefs that you hold about yourself. This can mean everything from the sort of person that you are, your abilities and skills, as well as your expectations for the future. People with high self-esteem will generally hold largely positive views about themselves. They still experience all of the same hardships and

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Sheffield at the Weekend

The weekend has landed. After a hard week of lectures, coursework, reading and finding new and imaginative dishes to create from as few ingredients as possible, you are ready to let your hair down and venture out in search of fun and frolics. With so much to see and do, Sheffield is a great place

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How To Deal With Bullying At University

Chances are that most people in the world will have experienced bullying of one form or another at some point in their lives. Whether it be at work, or in secondary or primary school, almost everyone will have felt harassed and victimised by a peer. Bullying can have a massive effect on a person’s feeling

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Masters of the University

Congratulations. You have slogged your way through three+ years of assignments, lectures, presentations, exams and possibly the odd late night. Now all that remains is to count up your scores, book your graduation tickets and sit back, confident in the knowledge that you had what it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree. But, what now?

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Day To Day Campus Problems

University is a fantastic adventure for any person who decides to take up the challenge. However, it is also a time of great change in a person’s life, and the first weeks can leave you exhausted and bewildered. Between trying to arrange all the things that you need to have in place to begin actual

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Plagiarism: The Consequences

Plagiarism is the ultimate crime of academic dishonesty and can have far reaching ramifications. These consequences can be personal, professional, ethical and even legal. We now live in an age where advanced computer software makes it possible for universities, colleges and schools to check thousands of publications for evidence of plagiarism, and plagiarists are being

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Relationships – Do you have time for them at uni?

A lot of people seem to think that university is one big holiday. They only look at the time that students spend in lectures and think that is the be all and end all of what is involved. What they may not realise is that student life is actually more like a full time job.

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Sheffield’s Best Eateries For Students

Man cannot subsist on pasta, beans and cheese alone, or so the famous saying would have us believe. Many student cupboards are a smorgasbord of three or four ingredients as frugal scholars cut back on the pennies spent on foodstuffs in favour of other priorities. However, sometimes you want to get out and let somebody

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3 Tips for Managing Your Money At University

For many of you starting university, it will be your first time living away from Hotel Mum and Dad. This means that it will more than likely also be your first time paying household bills and shopping for groceries, and whilst it can be quite exciting to see thousands of pounds sitting in your account

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Sheffield: A Cultural Guide

Fresher’s week can be a great time for everybody – free pizza, getting to know new friends, buying that M.C. Escher poster. However, at some point you are going to want to drink in some of the rich cultural experiences that Sheffield has to offer. Luckily for you, there is plenty to choose from. Whether

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Choosing The Right Housemates

You can choose you friends, but you can’t choose your family. That’s how the saying goes, and that is the truth. Friendships, however, are built up over long periods of time. They don’t just happen, and a lot of it comes down to similar interests, experiences – even similar friends. When it comes to choosing

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Developing Good Study Habits

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You will no doubt have been shouted at to keep your things – your room, your clothes, your dishes, your washing – clean and tidy your whole life. Right from the moment we are born,...

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The 5 Most Annoying Types Of Housemate

Living with people ain’t easy. That’s just a fact. You will remember how many arguments you’ve had with your siblings over the years. They’re your own flesh and blood, and yet there have been countless...

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Dissertation: 3 Tips To Make Your Dissy A Doddle

There are certain milestones in your life that pave the way to adulthood (and then right on through to the grave, but let’s not worry about those yet). Each one is surrounded by its own...

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