Welcome to Student Living by Andrew Chell
Do you struggle to remember things? The name of a person you’ve only just met? A road you were supposed to meet a friend on? Whether you’re studying for a test or trying to learn a new language, we’re going to help you out with these 8 remembrance techniques. HOW MEMORY WORKS While scientists know a lot about the brain, they’re still making new discoveries all the time. There’s still so much to discover and understand, but we do know that there are three stages/steps to memory processing, these are; Encoding, Storage & Recall. ENCODING: The first step to creating a memory is called encoding. When you notice an event or come across a piece of information, your brain consciously perceives sounds, images, feelings and other sensory details involved. Example: If you take a trip to Las Vegas. Your memory of the trip is formed by your visual system (Seeing and noticing things around you related to Las Vegas), your auditory system (hearing the rings and bells of casinos etc.) and maybe even smell (scents are pumped into each casino). Semantic encoding is when you attach a meaning or piece of factual knowledge to sensory input. Example: If you associate […]
As far as student nights out go, Halloween is pretty much the holy grail of fancy dress. With that in mind, we thought we’d pull together some of our favourite Halloween costume ideas that we’ve seen over the years to help you get prepared.
Freshers! Check out our top tips for nailing your student fancy dress outfit, whatever the theme, without breaking the bank.
Discover the facts and figures behind mental health at university.
Moving to a new town can be exciting but it can also be pretty stressful trying to get your bearings in a new place, especially if it’s the first time you’ve moved somewhere new.
Freshers Week is the ultimate introduction to student life when you begin your university journey. Here are 5 things to help get you through in one piece!
A-Level results are out and you’re in! Next stop Loughborough uni…
All the hard work, commitment and revision have paid off. You’ve made it. You’re officially a university student… So now what?!
When it comes to University, managing your money is probably the most important thing you’ll need to learn (aside from your degree, of course). So, we’ve put together this infographic in order to provide you with all the information you could possibly need to make it through another year of University without going broke.
2019 has begun and with it comes the ‘business end’ of the academic year! So, what resolutions are you making this New Year?!
Before you head home for Christmas make sure you switch off, unplug, and lock up to keep your student accommodation safe and secure for the holidays.