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Written by TeamUCL Nutritionist and fitness professional, Sophie Tully. 

My top tips for focus and concentration 

It’s exam time for many of you, and maybe a good time to remind yourself how you can get back into the best version of your fully concentrated self.
Some of these things you probably do already, others maybe not so much? 

  • Eat well – protein, fat, vegetables and some slow release carbohydrate 2-3 times daily  
  • Have a designated work-space 
  • Limit/remove distractions 
  • Use study apps like pomodoro 
  • Music such as Alpha waves or Binural beats helps boost brain function  
  • Take regular breaks 
  • Don’t overdo the caffeine 
  • Use your vices as productivity rewards – “I can play xbox once I finish this draft”
  • If it’s not happening take a proper break, do something you love, get outside try and come back to it when you feel ready.    


Productivity apps I swear by 

Pomofocus is a customisable pomodoro timer that works on desktop and mobile browser. The aim of this app is to help you focus on any task you are working on, such as study, writing, or coding. Try it out and see if it works for you

Focus me
The best website blockers for studying and increasing productivity when you’re struggling with productivity issues. 

Brain boosting music 

Music for your mind
A nice mix for you to stay focused - promise, it’ll leave you with all the head space you need.

Something a bit different…

And my top tip, check out the amazing work of Dr Kurren Sandhu – SuperNova Student – a course dedicated to enhancing your study success and improving your grades and wellbeing along the way. 

Enhancing study success