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The Roundup – Episode 5

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.

Welcome to your 2020 autumn Semester. Yes, we’re digital – but we’re committed to delivering an education with heart, distance aside.

This is your Roundup – and each Monday we’ll be sharing content to inspire you for the week ahead. From top foodie tips to offering advice on ways to help you study virtually, ideas on how to embrace your natural surroundings, or simply sharing a song that will leave a lasting impression on you.

Check out Alastair’s recommendations for this week, and hold out for an important announcement at the end…


Food tip: 5 a day!

We all know the phrase "5 a day", but do you keep to it? 5 fruits and veg in your daily diet are great for the mind, as well as the body. Think good, feel good.

Book of the week

The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell

After a long study break, this is the book that’ll blow the cobwebs away, leaving you fresh for the Semester ahead.

Having used this title himself, Alastair shares that The Study Skills Handbooks will help you to formulate the structure of your assignments, and help you prepare generally for upcoming projects, tasks and Semester life.


Bible verse of the week

Psalms 37:5

In light of this new Semester, Alastair has chosen the following biblical verse:

“Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.”

Alastair loves this verse because it talks about being committed, being led by God and putting’s our lives in God’s hands: “When we commit ourselves and we trust God, we can recognise that God will help us and provide every success that we need.

Exercise tip: burpee!

We've been looking at exercises you can do from home as your study remotely. Today, we challenge you to take it up a notch. Be mobile. Be energised. Burpee!

Song of the week:
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

If there's ever a time to unleash this musical beast, it's now. Happy autumn Semester!