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Happy Holidays from the Skills Centre!

18 Dec 2020

It is that time of year again, and it is hard to believe that it has come around again so quickly! While it has been a year that has been full of challenges, we here at the Skills Centre (and it is safe to say, from all departments from across the University) must commend the perseverance shown by student body. The positive attitudes and mentalities conveyed in the face of adversity this year are truly inspiring. Every individual reading should take a moment to congratulate themselves, you all deserve nothing less. Truly, well done.

The Skills Centre will reopen once again in the new year, on Monday the 4th of January. We look forward to seeing you all again to continue our sessions. However, we are not finished just yet, and for many of you, there is still much work to focus on. There are resources that we wish to draw your attention to over the Holiday period. Under the Success Zone tab within Canvas, there is a multitude of resources to aid you in your learning, both for this exam period, and throughout the academic year. These resources exist to help you, not only academically, but also professionally and personally! The Skills Centre tab is bursting with resources from Academic Writing Essentials to Study Strategies, and much more in between.

While many of you will be extremely hard studying over the next few weeks, it is important to take note of a few things. When studying ensure to:

  • Take regular breaks. Your mind and body will need to be in top form to ensure you make the most of your study time. Don’t overwork yourself!
  • Have a dedicated space where you can study, free of distractions.
  • Get enough sleep! You can never underestimate the power of sleep.
  • Organise yourself and your work and set tasks which you can achieve during your study time.

Finally, if at any point you are feeling overwhelmed by life or work, please do not be afraid to talk to friends or family. If you feel that a friend is overwhelmed, do not be afraid to approach them for a chat. A five-minute chat and a cup of tea or hot chocolate can do wonders. From all at the Skills Centre, we wish everybody the best, and enjoy the Holidays!

Stay Connected, and Stay Safe.