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10 Must-Have App Mac Apps for Productive Students

10 Must-Have App Mac Apps for Productive Students

From life-admin to remembering to submit your assignments to ensuring you never loose your work. The Macbook is a great friend throughout university and beyond, a worthwhile investment. Finding great apps you can use (most together with your iPhone/iPad) is difficult and it took me […]

Formatting an essay

Formatting an essay

I’ve seen a lot of advice out there on formatting an essay. Some say just use Arial font and double space; other’s discuss margins; and some look at headers and footers. But what’s the best way to do it? This post is here to help you figure […]

Write an article

Write an article

Want to write an article? Got advice to share? Want to give writing a go? Want feedback on your writing style? We’re looking for students and graduates to share advice. Think about what you wish you knew before you started university (and how it could […]

How to take notes

How to take notes

How to take notes in lecturesWhen it comes to how to take notes in lectures we all have different methods. Here the three best note taking styles I’ve used: Standard Method: This is the basic note taking style. If you’ve ever taken notes at college, it’ll […]

The myths of sitting at the front

The myths of sitting at the front

Struggling to focus in your lectures? Want to be able to take better notes? Move to the front. We all know lectures aren’t always the most fun things. But it is a big part of university life and you got to go to them; so use this […]

How you can focus in lectures

How you can focus in lectures

If you’re struggling to focus in lectures, these simple tips will help you to boost your concentration. After the initial buzz wears off, we all know lectures can be really dull. Some lecturers don’t seem to care or want to be there; many are terrible at presenting; […]

What is a Literature Review?

What is a Literature Review?

If you’re doing an essay based subject you’re bound to ask this question at some point. Even if you’re not, you might have to write a literature review for a multitude of reasons, and so you may also ask this question: What on earth is […]

A poem of the moment

A poem of the moment

These are just some thoughts, I think, that came to me at the kitchen sink. Does my mum love my dad, and if so why are they so sad? And does my dad love my mum? What does it mean if love’s not there, what […]

Youth and our distaste

Youth and our distaste

“Our mistake in despising young people is through our own ignorance of them. They are who we were not that long ago. Learning the bitterness of life and experiencing things for the first time. We are but foolish if we forget that learning never ends. […]

Time without clocks

Time without clocks

Can you imagine a day without time? No need to be here, or rush to get there. Just, here, now? I recently got back from a rock climbing trip. Three days spent camping, climbing & contemplating. All spent between a cliff and the sea with 5 others, […]


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Write an article

Write an article

Want to write an article?

Got advice to share? Want to give writing a go? Want feedback on your writing style?

We’re looking for students and graduates to share advice.

Think about what you wish you knew before you started university (and how it could have helped you!)

Have a look at the list below and see if there’s a topic you’d like to write about! Once you find one, have a think about it and drop us a one paragraph proposal along with a working title and estimated final word count. Send to awesome[at]unihacks.uk

Areas we’re looking to fill (split by their headers):

  • Studying
    • Digital Note-taking
    • Getting involved in Seminars
    • Mind-Mapping (physical & digital)
  • Assignments
    • Essays/Writing
      • Finding Articles
      • Using Microsoft Review function
      • Grammar!! * (loads of mini articles possible here)
      • Citing styles (Harvard, APA, RAI, Footnotes, Endnotes… if we haven’t got an article on it send it our way!)
    • Plagiarism
      • What is it
      • How to avoid it
      • Should you share your work? (this is a title you can use)
    • Presentations
      • Software
        • Prezi
        • Powerpoint
        • Keynote
      • Confidence
      • Presentation format (how it should look)
      • Delivery…
    • Exams
    • Lab-Work
    • Take-Away Papers
    • Group Work
  • Productivity
    • File Management
    • Emails
    • Time Management
    • Task Management
    • Efficient Working
  • Life
    • Well-being
    • Money
    • Relationships/Sex
    • Drugs, Drinks & Nicotine
    • Student Life
  • Pre-University
    • Writing a Personal Statement
    • UCAS *loads to write here
    • Student Loan Myths *suggested title
  • After Uni
    • What’s your version of success? *suggested title
    • Writing a CV
      • Skills-based
      • Experience Based
      • Infographic
      • Abstract style *like this?
    • Writing a Cover Letter
    • Getting a job
    • Online Presence
      • Social Media
      • Personal Website
      • Online Portfolio

We’re mostly looking for UK-based advice, but most of this is transferable internationally, so if you’ve got some awesome advice we want to hear about it!


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