The goal of meditating is not to stop thinking or to completely empty your mind. Instead, the goal is to pay attention to your thoughts to get a deeper understanding of them.

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Our brain processes words faster when they are represented in visuals. According to studies, people always remember and can recall approximately 80% of the information conveyed by visuals.

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We’ve all been told this a hundred times but that’s simply because it’s true: enjoy yourself! You’ve put all the hard work in, and you’ve done all that you could do. 

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As I found in first year, not every society event you try will meet your expectations but, if you can stay open-minded and keep trying, you will be rewarded with some fantastic memories and lasting...

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Students should be prioritising sleep in order to live a productive, fun, and balanced life at university.

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It is so easy to shy away, and almost act as though you are undercover, believe me, I have done this time and time again, but there is an incredible freedom, and joy that comes with being your...

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Some people can’t wait to get away from home and forget to call most weekends, but if you’re a home bird, like me, you might feel a bit embarrassed in comparison. Remember that everyone is different....

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It may seem overwhelming when the student loan sum floods into your bank account, but the best way to make the most of it is to break it down. Consider what order you will spend it in, and what is...

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When I arrived at university the only books I brought were ancient texts, my bookshelf crammed with Ovid and Homer. However, as I progressed through the first and second year of my degree that passion...

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Shifting from the classroom to the lecture theatre can seem daunting at first. There are ways to make this transition easier so that you can make the most out of your university lectures.

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Now more than ever we use the apps on our phones to help improve our daily lives and help us to reach our goals, but have you found the best possible apps for this? Here is a list of student apps that...

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The most important truth about your final year is that it goes faster than you think! In this article, I’ll be sharing just a few of the most important truths that I learned first-hand...

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Making sure you don't make these 10 common but avoidable mistakes can help make the dissertation process go a whole lot smoother – take notes!

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Raising awareness is an integral part of igniting change. Knowing about eating disorders, and the methods available for treatment and prevention is a key part of building a healthy culture around food...

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On the 31st January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union, the world’s largest trading bloc, causing a mix of reactions throughout the country. Some were celebrating in the streets, some...

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Congratulations! You’ve slogged over essays, stressed out about projects, and managed to navigate your way through group work. But now it’s time to sit down, gather your thoughts, and get started on...

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Between social lives, part-time jobs and everything else in our busy schedules, sometimes it seems studies aren’t exactly at the top of our list of priorities. But with the dreaded exam season in full...

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In the same way we pay attention to our food to get a six-pack or lose weight, we can change our diet to get our brain to perform at its best - with the right food that has positive effects on brain...

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As the year comes to an end, we thought it was about time to look back and celebrate some of the amazing work that so many of you have produced for the GRB Student Blog!

It has been a great year for...

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So, you visit universities, attend multiple open days, spend a copious amount of time deciding your firm and insurance choices, you then sit your exams and fall into your uni. You can then expect it...

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