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Students! Crush your New Year's Resolutions with our easy tips

23 Dec 2017

It’s late December.

You’re tired, hungover and full of cheese. You have grand ambitions to make 2018 the year you smash your exams, get fit and maybe put some money away.

But how do you make sure you haven’t given up on your resolutions by mid-afternoon on New Year’s Day? Here are our top tips to achieve your goals for 2018 – whatever they are!

1. Study smarter, not harder


We’ve all finished a full afternoon of studying only to find absolutely nothing has stuck in our heads! Instead of working longer and harder, why not try something more effective?  We’ve got some great studying tips to maximise your study time, giving you more time for fun!

2. Be better with money

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Student life can be expensive! From books to bills to feeding yourself, it can be difficult to know where your money is going! Keep on top of your finances with these small changes which can result in big savings!

3. Get fit


You don’t need us to tell you all the great benefits of exercise, but it can be hard to get started! Don’t get lured in with discounted January gym deals, and try our tips for getting fit for free!

4. Stop procrastinating!

Ever got yourself all ready to write an essay and then three hours later found yourself down a YouTube rabbit hole? Try out the two-minute rule to get out of your putting-it-off rut! 

5. Travel more

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Got the travel bug and want to explore more in 2018? Why not visit the UK’s Best National parks or check out our list of the best UK city breaks for students?

6. Boost your mood


January can be a bit rubbish – it’s cold, it’s dark, it’s miserable – and after the buzz of Christmas it can be hard to feel cheery! If one of your goals for the year is to get a little bit happier, we’ve got some great tips to boost your mood.

7. Be more productive


Want to get more out of your day? We’ve got loads of tips for making the most of your time, with ways to have a more productive morning, great ways to make the most of your time on board our buses and the best apps for your commute.

8. Boost your CV

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There’s never a bad time to start thinking about your career, and it’s always a good idea to start working on those extra skills and activities that could help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications. Check out our post on easy ways to boost your CV.
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