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Michaelmas Term might be over but if you’re studying or carrying out research, don’t fret. You’ll still have access to the LSE Library facilities. Here’s what you need to know
The Library will be closed from midnight Friday 30th December until 8am Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
From the 3rd you’ll have access to the Library with a 24 hours a day, so life can get back to normal!
The end is near! Of the term, that is. Not the
world. (Though in light of recent global events, this is fairly debatable). Over
the holidays, LSESU is hoping to get some all-round awesome people to take over
two of our channels: Instagram and Snapchat! We’re hoping to recruit some fresh
faces for these channels, and your mission (should you choose to accept it) will
simply be to showcase how amazing your life is! Go crazy, really.
Here are some reasons why you might want to do it…
To apply to do an Instagram or Snapchat takeover, get
in touch with us via Twitter at @LSESU or on Facebook here
Check out the Instagram account at @LSESU and the Snapchat at @LSESU1
Exams are nearly upon us, and with them comes the usual collection of anxieties and stresses. So if, like many of us here at LSE, you could do with a few pointers on how to take care during this particularly tense time of year, this is the post for you
First things ﬁrst, you should think about making yourself a study schedule for the coming weeks. Yes, this sounds like extra work, but putting the effort in now can save you a lot of time later on. If you don’t have time to make your own, there are numerous free templates online that you can simply download and print off.
When you’re under pressure, one of the easiest ways to ‘gain more time’ is to cut back on sleep, but this is a huge mistake. Try to get into a routine now, and avoid anything that might threaten your quality of sleep; don’t drink caffeine for a few hours before you know you have to sleep, turn off screens an hour before bedtime, and turn your phone off/on silent. Develop a pre-sleep routine that helps you to relax, such as taking a warm shower, reading a good book, or listening to your favourite podcast.
A bit of exercise during your day can boost your mood, reduce anxiety, and help you think more clearly, and so study more efﬁciently. Take a walk around your neighbourhood, go for a jog, or join the LSESU gym for some endorphins hits!
Remember, you’re not alone in this. Reaching out to your colleagues, friends, and family can ease your stress and help you to see things in a more positive way. Utilise your support network during this time - it’s okay to ask for support.
Finding time for anything other than study during exam time can feel like a hopeless task, but it’s vitally important to ensure that you make room for self care. Set aside some time each day for 'me time’, and use it to do something you love; take a nap, watch a movie, go for a coffee, take a yoga class, or just spend time messing around on the internet. Don’t forget that self care isn’t selﬁsh; it’s self preservation.
Take some time each day and incorporate these stress busters into your revision period. Not only will you feel relaxed, you’ll also feel more balanced and in control, and do better work! Plus, remember, exams will soon be over and the stresses of them long gone. Happy holidays!
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