The perfect exam day breakfast

On the day of an exam the last thing you probably want to think about is making breakfast. But having something to eat is important to help you perform well. First off, a rumbling tummy will be distracting during the exam. Second, a good breakfast can help your concentration during the day, which is vital for your exams.

This oatmeal recipe is perfect for exam day because you can make it the night before. All you have to do in the morning is take it out of the fridge and it’s ready to eat- absolutely no messing around!

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The art of useful procrastination

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from 5 years at university it’s how to procrastinate. Why get on and complete a task when you could drag it out for twice as long and then stress about your impending doom deadlines?

We all know that most of the time procrastination doesn’t help us in the long run but we still browse facebook or watch another episode on Netflix anyway. Even while I’m writing this article I have other things that I really ought to be doing – like prepare for my supervisory meeting tomorrow!  And, if I’m honest, it’s taken me a longer than it should to finish writing this! Continue reading

Five a day the student way

I’m not ashamed to say it- I love fruit and vegetables.[i] But sadly, not everyone shares my passion for produce.  An estimated 80% of young people fail achieve the recommended five a day,[ii]  increasing their risk of developing chronic diseases.[iii]

We all know that eating healthy is important. So why don’t we do it more often? Research shows that perceived physical, social and psychological barriers can get in the way of our best intentions.[iv] But good news- these obstacles can be overcome. Continue reading