Relax and Unwind
Relaxing after a long day studying or at the weekend is a good way to refresh and relax the brain, in addition to a daily dose of exercise. This gives you more energy for your next study session.
Remember: the current lockdown/pandemic situation is temporary, and when safe to do so we can resume normal life and activities.
It is really important to create a relaxed home environment that is conducive to both study and relaxing time. Make your home in to a mini cinema, and enjoy a nice meal or snacks while watching movies or documentaries. There are an abundance of free movies and documentaries available for free on YouTube.
Old British Movies
I highly recommend old British movies, which give a fascinating insight in to life in the 50’s to 70’s era across Britain. For our international students, these films will help you to understand the various English accents and dialects throughout the UK.
Silent comedies by the renowned Charlie Chaplin and Mr. Bean are highly entertaining, dating from the beginning of the 20th century and the late 20th century respectively. They are still popular today due to the skilled comedic portrayal of life in these eras.
Moreover, there are many documentaries on YouTube which provide expert advice and scientific knowledge. These offer opportunities to brainstorm, and to gain inspiration for your own studies.
Below are some suggestions to help you get started. YouTube will also offer you suggestions based on what you choose to watch. Some of you may already access streaming services like Netflix on Amazon, however don’t forget about the free platform that is YouTube and accessible to all with an internet connection.
By: Haider, Help Point Advisor
- Read Next
- Book Club Getting to Know Support Staff - Counselling Team Getting to Know Aberdeen RGU Clubs and Societies RGU SPORT Free Student Memberships 2021/22 Getting to Know Support Staff - Study Skills Getting to Know Support Staff - Student Life Getting to Know Support Staff - Careers Team Gender Pronouns Getting to Know Support Staff - Inclusion Team
- How to get a National Insurance Number Mental Wellbeing Tips Top 10 things to do in Aberdeen Student Buddy Campus Tour Walk This Way Getting a COVID Test Dealing with Stress Everything to do with eggs! Food hacks to save you money Cooking: The perfect pasta & rice