Managing exam and revision stress

May and June are stressful months if you have exams, and anxiety can hold you back from doing your best in your exams. Read on for some simple tips to help you stay on top of anxiety. Remember, it's normal to feel stressed and anxious about exams. Even if your friends and classmates seem calm, they are probably nervous inside. A little bit of adrenaline can help your performance, but you also need some tools to help you stay cool.…

Summer school in Ophthalmology

If you are thinking about a career in ophthalmology, you might be interested in a course from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. This three day certificated course is aimed at medical students, junior doctors and others who are interested in ophthalmology as a potential career choice. The online course will be presented by leading consultant ophthalmologists from Moorfields Eye Hospital and leading clinical scientists at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The course will cover current clinical and ground breaking scientific aspects…

7 tips to help you plan your time when revising

Exams are starting and the pressure is hotting up to keep on revising. Here are some tips on how to revise when time is short. Use any spare moments for revision. Make the most of bus trips or the moments while you are waiting for the kettle to boil.Practise regularly - every day is better than once a week. Keep cards of key facts in your pocket or bag so you can review them regularly. Arrange your revision into short…

What to think about when choosing your A levels

When you are deciding on A level topics it can seem overwhelming - but don't panic. Read on for tips to help you, and advice on timings. First, you might want to think about the sort of job you would like to do. Look on a careers website like Careers in Eyecare and find out the entry requirements to careers you might like. Will you need A levels or a degree? If there is a training course, you can contact…

Are you struggling with maths on the DO course?

By Mark Nevey FBDO on behalf of ABDO College In a previous artucle, we discussed some of the ways to overcome having a weakness in written English. We focused specifically on when English is your second language, or if you have dyslexia. In this issue, we look at tips on how to deal with maths when you’ve always struggled with it. In some ways, having difficulties with the maths involved in the DO course can be more detrimental to your…

5 different techniques to help you revise

How do I revise? It's easy to know that you need to get down to revision but harder to pick the methods that work for you. Read on for a quick round up of different ways to revise. Pick one and try it out today. Method 1: Writing things down It's where we all start when revising. Writing things down is a good method of revising, but you need to know how to do it. You don't need to copy…

How to choose your GCSEs

There can feel like a lot of pressure to choose the right subjects for GCSE. If you have to decide on the right subjects for you, read on for some tips to help you. There are different ways to pick your subjects at GSCE. You could pick subjects you are good at or those you enjoy. You might want to do subjects your friends are doing, or ones where you like the teacher. These are all good reasons to think…

Study tips: How to learn online #DistanceLearningTips #ABDOCollege

Many of the courses leading to careers in eyecare involve some online study. The pandemic has changed how some courses are offered too. If you are due to start a course and will be studying online, here are some tips form the team at ABDO College. ABDO College offers a range of online courses and courses which combine online study with a week or a fortnight at the College.  1: Ask for help, even if it seems like a simple…

Why the best day to start revising is today … and how to do it

If you have exams coming up this summer, you have probably been thinking about starting to revise. You might have wondered when is the best time to start revising. Will you peak too early if you start too soon? What if you start too late and can’t cover everything? My advice is TODAY is always the best day to start revising. You might be reading this article in February, or you may not come across it until October, but NOW…

Train your skills

Studying, working, looking for a job? Or not sure what you want to do in life? If you’re aged 14-24 and ready to train your skills the way you’d train your muscles in a gym, you’re in. With free Young Professional training you can boost your life and work skills. Youth Employment UK's Young Professionals training will help you every step of the way, wherever you live in the UK. You’ve got what it takes. It’s time to start believing…