All Posts by Lucy Parsons

The Essential Back to School Stationery List: 18 Items that will propel you towards exam success

There’s something truly wonderful about the start of a new school year. It’s like a magnified version of the freshness of spring blossom on the tress, the good intentions of New Year’s Day and the promise of a brand new exercise book waiting for you to fill it with your learning. Back to school is […]

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Personal statement: How to bring colour, life and orginality to your personal statement

When an admissions tutor reads your personal statement you want them to sit up and take notice. But, how do you do that? One way is by bringing colour, life and orginality to your writing. However, this can be really tough, especially when you’ve studied the same A-Level syllabus as thousands of other applicants all […]

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How do you get paid work that also helps you get into university?

If you want to go to university you know that there’s a lot that goes into writing a really effective personal statement. You’ll also know that university is a very expensive commitment. But how do you get paid  work that helps you get into university? For this week’s blog I interviewed recruitment specialist, Leah Stewart, about how […]

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University is priceless: why you can't put a price tag on a university education

I can’t stand it when people bang on about the price of university, whether it’s the media, parents and students or some of my lovely readers. I get it, money is very real. It buys you important stuff like food, clothes and a roof over your head. However, there are some things in life that you […]

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Exams are over, now what? How to review exam season so you do better next time

Exams are over for the summer – yippee! So, when your exams are over what the first things you think of doing? Sleeping? Partying? Burning your revision notes? Well, once you’ve had a good sleep but before you’ve been to too many parties I want you to do this: review your exam season. It may not […]

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How to pick yourself up after a bad exam

It’s your worst nightmare. You’ve been studying hard for months to do well in that Biology exam. You’ve made flash cards, revision posters and mind maps. You’ve tested yourself endlessly and got others to test you until their eyes are rolling with boredom. And don’t even start on the past papers – they’ll need to […]

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