Forget about student storage London. And focus on that dissertation instead

The days are getting longer, and lighter, the birds are chirping, and is that a glimmer of sun up in the sky?… It’s that time of year, and it can only mean one thing. Yes, the arrival of spring, and an all-important indicator that your dissertation deadline is looming. If you’ve been putting off the inevitable, here are ten tips to dissertation success.

  1. Stay in close contact with your dissertation supervisor, get them on-side and keep them on-side. Make sure you use their expertise, ask for feedback and if you ever feel like you’re not getting the support you need – speak up. Your dissertation supervisor should be able to give you all the reassurance you need, and be ready to handle panicked ‘midnight oil’ emails. If you think your supervisor isn’t up to scratch, act fast as they’re your ultimate route to success.
  2. Try not to compare your progress with your fellow peers. Let them get on with their dissertation and you get on with yours. If you start comparing you’ll only add to your anxiety. You need all of your attention and focus to be directed at the task at hand. Don’t let anything distract you. You can do this.
  3. Don’t get the whole family involved. Mention it to friends and family and the next minute they’ll want to know the finest detail – which may be the most impressive thing in the world to you. But to your family, well, it could just be a little confusing and probably much less interesting than you think! Channel your passion into your writing instead.
  4. You will at some point doubt yourself, your subject and the point of everything! Do not worry, this is completely natural, you’re under pressure. You may feel you’ve completely run out of steam. Again, all completely normal. Take a couple of hours out, go for a walk, and some fresh air and try to regain your focus. Talk to your dissertation supervisor when you need a boost or a little encouragement.
  5. Don’t feel disheartened when it comes to the editing stage. A great deal of what you’ve written will have to be stripped right back. But take consolation in the fact that you will be more of an ‘expert’ in your chosen field following all that in-depth consideration.
  6. Be prepared to spend quite a bit of time at the printer. Try and use your own printer rather than your university library printer if you can, otherwise you could end up spending a small fortune. You do need to print things off though so you can proof properly – much easier than on-screen.
  7. Get ready for your social calendar to be put on hold for a while. And forget giving up goodies for Lent – you’ll need that extra energy for your study stints.
  8. With your time not really being your own, the last thing you want to be doing during your holiday is moving your uni gear backwards and forwards. Why not invest in some cost effective, stress free, temporary storage for students in London? That way you won’t have to worry about your treasured possessions over Easter. Fort Box’s student storage units in London start from just 10sq ft – great for quite a few boxes of books and your student essentials. And for complete peace of mind all of our student storage units London have an alarm, 24hr CCTV coverage and have a personal PIN and padlock access. Perfect. So whether it’s your uni PC, books, or valuables – place your belongings in safe hands with our temporary student storage units, or long term storage units, if you wish. Read more about our London self-storage facilities here. With the worry of storage out of the way, you can focus your attentions back to your dissertation.
  9. Face the fact that your time’s no longer your own. But remember it’s not forever – stay positive, and do try to get some exercise. Even if it’s just a short stroll a day, you’ll feel more energised and ready to study.
  10. The end is in sight. Stay focused. Completing your dissertation will be one of the most elated feeling’s you’ll ever experience. Take pride in it, and be proud of yourself for seeing it though to the end.

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