August 9, 2019
The link between brainwaves and your health
Your brainwaves are linked to your state of consciousness, and this can influence your mood, energy, sleep and general health. Here’s how.Read More
September 18, 2018
The best snacks to feed your brain
If you live on junk food, chocolates, energy drinks and chips, BE WARNED! These easy and tasty bites can be extremely harmful to your health, and affect your exam performance. Instead of these quick fixes, try the following to keep your energy levels up, and your brain focused: Pick fish For peak brain health and function, the healthiest types of fish you can eat are salmon, sardines and mackerel, as they have lots of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Herring and trout are other possible options. The recommended and cheapest meal on a student budget would be sardines on toast. Choose…Read More
September 18, 2018
Motivate yourself to study!
Between juggling your assignments, social life and attending classes, it can be difficult to keep up the motivation to study. A key to keeping your motivation on track is to set realistic goals, and changing your mindset. Here are some key pointers: Keep the end in sight Before you get started, know what you’re working towards. Choose realistic goals which still challenge you. For example, if you’re bad at maths, you can’t expect to be a numbers whizz within two days. Instead, an accurate goal would be to work for a full week at improving at a specific section of…Read More
August 3, 2018
Need more confidence? Here’s how to get it
Picture this. You’ve studied hard for a test and aced it. But a little voice in your head tells you that it’s not good enough because some of your classmates received higher marks. Within seconds, you’ve talked yourself into a slump and all your motivation is gone! If this sounds familiar, you may lack self-confidence, but don’t worry. Many people think that confidence is just “something you have”, but it’s not a fixed quality. The outcome of the thoughts you have about yourself plays a big part in whether you have self-confidence or not. Therefore, if you change your mind about…Read More
August 3, 2018
Could you have undiagnosed dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a lifelong neurological condition that makes it difficult for you to read. It’s a common learning issue which usually develops in children. Those who are diagnosed usually struggle with answering questions about anything they’ve read. Dyslexia can create difficulty with other skills too, like spelling, writing, mathematics and reading comprehension. The condition can be difficult to diagnose until a child goes to school and even then, a teacher may not be able to accurately pick up the signs. This is because they may blame early signs on children not applying themselves or not paying attention. Many people who…Read More
July 9, 2018
How can you grow new brain cells?
Your brain is filled with billions of cells, called neurons. They form the core part of your nervous system, have the ability to receive and transmit signals. They are your body's control center, and the reason you can think, move, breathe and do anything at all! Your nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord, to different parts of the body. It has 3 major functions, that is to collect, interpret, and respond to signals. Different types of neurons carry out each of these functions. So, if…Read More
May 11, 2018
Are you feeling lonely at university? There is help!
It’s the time of your life! You’re all on your own with all the freedom in the world. Being at university can be one of the most exciting times of your life. But, it can come with a downside. It may be the first time you’re away from home, and – for some – all your family and friends. But don’t worry – you’re not alone! Homesickness Feeling homesick at university is normal and you’re most likely to feel that way at first. This is because you’ve left behind everything that you’re familiar with; friends, family and your usual environment.…Read More
February 20, 2018
4 Study-techniques that are proven to work
It’s crunch-time again and you’re feeling overwhelmed because you failed your last exam. It might seem hopeless, but changing up your study method might be just the trick to turn your academic nightmare into a dream. Flash forward The Leitner method was created by German scientist, Sebastian Leitner in the 70s and is still used today. It aims to help students learn the study material they know the least by using repetition with flashcards. To use the Leitner method, you will need flashcards and three small boxes. Label each card with the number of times you’ll study each one. For…Read More
December 8, 2017
Struggling to pass your exams? You could have ADHD
Do you often daydream during class or exams? Do you find it difficult to sit in one place and pay attention? Are you easily distracted by anything happening around you and you’re always itchy to be on to the next mission? Constant hyperactivity and an inability to focus on one thing could have a major impact on your overall performance and your ability to complete tasks. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) could be the reason for your erratic habits. What is ADHD ADHD is a common neurological condition that affects children and often persists into adulthood. This condition is a…Read More