We understand the challenges that you will be facing at this time, having to shift your normal way of learning in the classroom, to learning at home, whilst still completing coursework and preparing for online exams. Such uncertain times can also create feelings of worry and anxiety, which is completely normal. We've gathered some resources together which we hope will be of help to you.
Being in isolation can be lonely and create feelings of anxiety or stress. Below are some tips taken from an article created by Dr Dominique Thompson, a Student Wellness Consultant, for our sister organisation Epigeum.
1. Keep to a healthy daily routine - eat, sleep, rest and talk with others regularly
2. Plan when you are going to study and take regular breaks
3. Stay active - go out for a daily walk, cycle, or run
4. Try out mindfulness or gratitude - there are apps available to guide you.
5. Distract yourselves with positive techniques - focus on one thing you can see, hear, taste, smell, touch, or feel.
Click here to read the full article.
You can also visit the Student Minds website, which is updated regularly with resources and guidance to support you in looking after your mental health.
Study and exam success
When undertaking a law degree, your primary aim is to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a good lawyer. The secondary aim is to demonstrate and apply this skills through passing assessments.
Lee Roach, author of books including Concentrate Company Law has written a helpful booklet of tips on preparing for, and taking exams. Check out Lee's top tips for revision at the bottom of this page, or download the booklet for free here.
You can find further study tips through the following websites:
Lawcareers.net Lawbore Allaboutlaw
Study & Revision Guides
Our Concentrate and Q&A study and revision guides are available as paperbacks, ebooks, and as one complete collection on our online platform, Law Trove. Our Q&A guides contain a chapter on skills for success in coursework assessments, and are also supported by a range of online study tools, including extra essay and problem questions, online versions of answer plans, and audio commentary.
Nigel Foster, author of books including Concentrate Q&A EU Law has recorded a podcast with advice on exam technique, you can listen to it here.
The books in our Blackstone's Statutes series are a vital reference tool for your studies, and are often used as a resource in exams. Robert G. Lee, editor of Blackstone’s Statutes on Public Law and Human Rights has provided some practical advice and guidance on how to use your Blackstone’s Statutes book in an exam. You can read it here.
Making the most out of lockdown
If you want to utilize your time in lockdown to continue learning and developing your skills, read our five top tips below.
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