It is the season for students all over the country to walk around and tell everyone how stressed they are. Or how much revision they’ve done but still no nothing. Or how they can’t wait for their first post-exam pint. Happy May everyone!
This will my third year of taking university exams and it actually a year since I last sat one. I’m nervous, obviously, but after six years of revising and studying and sitting exams I have my pre-exam prep down to a tee. I thought I’d share my tips and tricks for exam season in case anyone is need of a little nudge.
April has been one of my busiest months to date! It has been a combination of holiday in the sunshine, celebrations, revision and just trying to stay on top of my shit. University classes subsided at the end of March giving way to the Easter weekend and then I subsequently jetted off to Ibiza for a week with my sister.
As lovely as my week in the sun was I didn’t take my laptop so I got next to no blogging or university revision done. When I landed and headed back in Glasgow I fully expected to be chasing my tail to make up for lost time – especially as I was losing my weekends to a trip home and a hen party in Newcastle.
January is always a month filled with ‘saving tips’, budgeting and trying to be more economically savvy. I always spend a lot around the holidays – saying hell yes to every eating out opportunity, all the gift buying and spending a fortune on travel costs. So I want to do all of those things.
It is worth every single penny as I adore the Christmas period but now that I’m trying to be a bit more adult and capable of saving money so I can do nice things like go on holiday and buy things from ASOS, I’m trying to be a bit more economically savvy this January.
I thrive off lists & plans & schedules & diaries. I can’t imagine organising something without first putting it in the diary, making a list of the things I need to do before it/for it/after it and making an in-depth schedule of what I’m going to do with my time.
It is a smidge borderline obsessive but trying to balance friends/family/university/The Monday Project/other projects can be a bit OTT at times so I rely on my paper based mechanisms to keep things looking snazzy and me not having a breakdown.
University can (is) very blinkin’ hard at times. It can be overwhelming and distressing and OTT. It can make you cry or want to tear your hair out or remain under a blanket watching Netflix for the rest of your existence. Coming to university and studying is one of the hardest things I’ve done and well, it doesn’t get any easier as the years go on despite you becoming more of an old hand at it.
Organisation is key to me being able to operate at uni as I’m always trying to do several things at once whilst also doing nothing at all, if that makes any sense? I’ve really been struggling in the last few weeks as deadlines have slowly filtered in and I’m panicking big time about everything.