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Student blogs on advice and support

When it comes to studying, coursework and coping with exam stress, everybody is different.


With attention turning towards writing essays and preparing for exams, it’s understandable that sometimes you may need a little help or inspiration to work to the best of your ability. It can be useful to hear from other students how they approach their work around this time, and to get a fresh perspective on something that you are not experiencing alone.

Below is a list of useful blogs written by students on topics which may be of interest to you in the lead-up to essay submission and exam periods. They cover exam and study technique, ideas for improving your motivation and focus, as well as reflective pieces on students' experiences at Queen Mary.


Getting used to readjusting and experiencing more to life – Abrahim Suriadi Halim, 23 October 2017

Academic support at university – Sharika Alam, 17 October 2017

It’s OK to not be having fun – Eleni-Maria Liaka, 6 October 2017

Good grades, social life, enough sleep – how about all of them? – Abraham Suriadi Halim, 23 April 2017

What do rocks, pebbles an empty jar and sand have in common with prioritising? – Huseyin Cizer, 20 February 2017

Why my second year is better than the first – Joshna Aloor, 11 February 2017

Building kingdoms, chasing dreams – Abraham Suriadi Halim, 24 January 2017

From ‘fresherhood’ to adulthood – Dana Herescu, 25 October 2016

Revision tips 101: Quality of revision vs quantity of revision – Huseyin Cizer, 18 April 2016

PASS with flying colours – Rosemary Koper, 1 April 2016

The importance of giving yourself time to relax – Huseyin Cizer, 4 March 2016

What I learnt in my first year – Billie Robinson, 10 February 2016

The importance of having a mentor – Huseyin Cizer, 8 January 2016

Is there really anything called ‘failure’? – Huseyin Cizer, 30 November 2015

PASS scheme at Queen Mary, training & sessions – Sara Aweis, 2 November 2015



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