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by R.Elliott
Topic: Other
Views: 89
Hi Guys, So this weeks topic is on a more serious note. Your mental health. Looking after your mental health is paramount in university in order to perform at your best and in order to thoroughly enjoy the full college experience. Often ‘mental health’ and ‘mental ill health’ are confused. Many people perceive them to be the same things however, caring for our mental health does not need to mean that we are unwell in any way. Together with the mentors we have come up with some advice and suggestions for if things are getting too much. Firstly is to talk about the things that are getting you down or weighing on your mind. Having a friend or family member listen to what you have to say can really ease the burden. A problem shared is a problem halved. Not all problems can be solved alone. If you need help, reach out.Familiarise yourself with the services that are offered by the college, you can do this by emailing your mentor (it’s what... read more
by eoinclancy1
Topic: Exam Stress
Views: 29
Exams are only a few weeks and as is usual we all start to stress a little, even those of use who have been through the exam system before.Some of the other blogs give great advice as to how to best prepare for studying like eating right, getting plenty of zzzz's and studying in groups.However, some of the best advice I got off my mentor last year was to do with preparation. As the man himself, Roy Keane said, "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail". What he meant by this was the importance of having your work done and feeling confident of yourself walking into the exam hall. That means ensuring you have revised all the course work and have done the sample papers so you have an idea of what to expect come "game-time". Great help can also be found in the exam module in Skills4Study available in blackboard.A great video of what to expect in the exam hall and what you can and cannot bring in with you can be found at http://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/... read more