The grade safety net world we lived in last year is no longer, and although there are some merits to this policy, its replacement is inappropriate. Through a look at the Students for academic mitigation’s work, this account of uncertainty from a final year perspective will make you feel less alone.
The University of Exeter has announced the No Detriment Policy will not be applied to assessments completed in the 20/21 academic year.
Danielle Darrah weighs in on the reliability of personality quizzes and their growing popularity Personality tests are everywhere – in job interviews, franchises and even entire books have been written on them, with the likes of Gretchen Rubin, a critically acclaimed author, writing The Four Tendencies. They date back to pre-Socratic Greece, with Hippocrates discovering […]
Aakruthi Karri weighs in on the best study tips for incoming freshers
Has staring at the same library walls for hours upon end left you feeling unmotivated, disillusioned and frankly, a little bit dead inside? It may be time to say goodbye to Forum Marketplace and venture out into the great unknown, as one of these lesser known study spaces may be able to evoke the inspiration […]
REWIND to my first year – I’m in the Ram. I have 2,000 words to produce in the next few hours, but here I am, pretending otherwise. “First year doesn’t count,” I chant to myself, repeating the mantra in a pathetic attempt to validate my poor judgement. “Start your essay,” my only friend with half a brain recommends. So I do. Pint in […]
I may have decided to write this article in the midst of an exam related breakdown, which perhaps gives a good idea of how I’m feeling about my first-year exams. This is the first year since GCSEs, that my exams don’t ‘count’ for anything and finding the motivation to revise through that is excruciating. It’s […]
We all know campus gets busy, particularly during exams. Well, those of us who’ve been through exams at least once know. First years don’t. Perhaps this explains why they, yearly, descend upon campus for their oh-so-vital exams like fire ants. The library is hot, it’s crowded, and someone might die. Some freshers show up purely […]
The Student Guild has announced a post-exams summer party, to be held in the Ram Bar on Streatham Campus. The celebration, dubbed ‘Ramboree’, will take place from 5pm on Thursday 31 May, and from 12pm on Friday 1st June, and is free of charge for all students. The event is set to feature live music […]
Over half way into term two and it’s feeling…long. We’ve come down from the high of the New Year and settled in to new timetables and work being flung at us from all angles. And for those with dissertations still to write? Don’t even start. Excited to see your housemates again after the holiday? Think […]