Procrastinating will do you and your stress levels no good. You WILL get piles of uni work and you will have to give it your best shot but you will also have deadlines.
It is easy to get swept away with the fun and carefree side of university life but believe it or not, you are actually there to study too. Don’t leave your work until the very last minute and try these tips to help you on your way to constructive study time…
Water – At risk of sounding like a concerned parent here, are you drinking enough water?
Lack of water can cause problems with concentration and memory as well as causing headaches. Keep a bottle or glass of water on your desk and try to have a sip every time you finish a paragraph. You will stay hydrated and topped up on fluids without even realising.
Get Ready – You may think study days call for sitting in your bed in your Pj’s because unless you are going to uni/the library then you probably won’t be leaving your room all that much.
Get up, have something to eat, have a shower and put on your makeup (if that’s your thing) and put on some comfortable clothes, not pyjamas!
Doing this will make you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.
Set The Scene – Open the curtains, get out all your textbooks, reference material and stationery. Set up your ‘home office.’
Having everything you may need to hand means you can get so much more work done.
Turn Off Your Phone – Being distracted by Snapchat is not going to help your concentration levels one bit. Turn it off and set yourself targets i.e when I’ve done 1000 words I’ll have 30 minutes social media break.
Rosemary – This herb has been used for centuries in ancient medicines and is thought to improve memory. Have a rosemary plant at your workspace and give it a little sniff every now and again. They are low cost to buy and if nothing else, they do smell good.
Targets – Set yourself small targets and reward yourself when you have reached them. For example, work solidly for 45 minutes then reward yourself. Have a snack or make a cup of tea.
Get back to work and repeat. Our minds do wander so taking a small break and refocusing can be a fantastic way to keep you engaged.
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I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.