Secrets to success that every university student should know
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Aside from having a brilliant time, the main focus for most university students is to get the highest grade possible. But fulfilling your academic potential isn’t always easy, particularly when faced with more distractions than ever before! Help is at hand. Research conducted by caffeine energy stimulant ProPlus has revealed the habits of the most successful students from the last ten years... Avoid the relationship status: ‘It’s complicated’ The term ‘it’s complicated’ is a common phrase at university as students make the most of their freedom by having different, sometimes even overlapping, relationships. However, whilst this might sound like fun, it can have a negative effect on academic performance, particularly during the final year. The ProPlus research, conducted amongst 2,000 former students, showed that 36% of those who failed and 32% of those who got a third said they had ‘numerous’ relationships in their last year of studies, compared to just 11% of those who got a 2:1 and 12% of those who got a first. A ProPlus spokesperson said: “Our advice is to have fun but remember that your final year is the time to knuckle down so whether you’re single or in a relationship, try to ensure your love life compliments, rather than hinders, your studies.” Put in a little extra and it will go a long way Whilst many students might think they could never commit or match the work ethic and time put in by students striving for a first, you might be surprised to know the difference in studying hours is far less then you might expect. In fact, the research reveals that students who achieved a first grade spent only 12more hours studying a month in their final year than those that failed, showing that a little extra really can make a big difference to your overall grade. A ProPlus spokesperson said: “Those who got a first spent on average, 16 hours studying a week - so use that as your yardstick. Interestingly, 55% of those who got a 2:2 said they wished they had worked harder in their final year compared to just 16% of those who got a first. So got hit those books and ensure you have no regrets!” Stay ahead of the game
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