Pia's guide to surviving Easter Term

Final term can be daunting, with a number of summative assignments due in and weeks of exams ahead of you. But try not to stress too much, it'll all be over soon. In fact in a few weeks you'll probably be sitting on the sunny riverbanks, Pimms in hand with not a care in the world (Ok so I can't promise you sun, but you get my gist!).

Here are a few tips I learnt whilst at uni to avoid going into total meltdown:

1. Look after yourself: Ok so 'Mummy Pia' alert but it's really important that you fuel your body correctly. It's so easy to just grab a bottle of coke, scoff that bar of chocolate and spend all night in the library crying into your notes. But seriously, go to bed and get enough sleep, eat some fruit and veg, drink lots of water and try and do some exercise. You really will feel loads better!

2. STOP PROCRASTINATING! Taking an occasional break is a must; however it's so easy to fall into the trap of severe procrastination. Stop Facebooking, Tweeting or cleaning that bathroom that hasn't been cleaned in weeks! Just get on with what you need to do... and NO, ... read more

Posted On 22/04/2014
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Easter at Durham University Botanic Garden

Easter weekend is upon us here at the Retail Office and we are glad to have a few days off.

Our visitor attraction outlets, however, are expecting a busy Bank Holiday weekend, particualarly at the Botanic Garden where the 11th Annual Easter Chick Hunt will be taking place on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

This fantastic family fun event around the Garden is organised by our 'Friends of the Garden'. Easter chicks are belived to be hiding in the Garden so bring the kids along and see how many you can spot.

The Garden is open all weekend so why not come along and enjoy the Spring sunshine amongst the budding plants and flowers. There is also a cafe serving hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and scones; and don't forget to visit our gift shop which stocks beautiful gifts, cards, home ware, toys and especially for this weekend - Easter chicks and bunny baskets!!!


Easter Chick Hunt 20th-21st April, 10am-4pm Durham University Botanic Garden. We recommend visitors use the kiosk entrance and park at the park and ride.

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Posted On 17/04/2014
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