As the sun-drenched days of summer start to fade away, the hustle and bustle of a new school year approaches. For many, the back-to-school season is already in full swing, while for others, the countdown is on. Read on as we share six invaluable tips to help you stay productive throughout the school year – all while making a positive impact with your Madlug backpack.

Stay organised

Staying organised is a key pillar of academic success – and student, Katie agrees. “Don’t let your notes get messy or you’ll feel very overwhelmed when you have to study!" Invest in folders, notebooks, and digital tools that help you categorise and arrange your study materials, and regularly declutter your workspace to avoid unnecessary distractions.

With its thoughtfully designed compartments, you can keep your notes, textbooks, and essentials in order with a Madlug Classic Backpack ensuring that you're always prepared to tackle assignments and exams.

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Utilise school hours wisely

Naomi's approach to using school hours efficiently is a game-changer: "I always find it better to get everything done in school to leave home time for rest!" By separating your spaces for studying and relaxing, you will likely find you are better able to switch off and unwind. Plus, when you finish your work at school, you'll have more leisure time in the evenings to recharge and engage in extracurricular activities.

Naomi finds doing something active, like tennis, gives her brain a chance to switch off, while giving her the energy she needs to tackle her studies. She recommends the Madlug Duffel Bag as a great gym bag.

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Revise continuously

Sarah's tip on continuous revision is a golden rule for academic success: "Revise as you go along, even if you don't have a test! It might seem obvious but actually learning the content as opposed to just memorising it for tests makes it so much easier when exams come around." Building a strong foundation of knowledge by revisiting and reviewing your lessons regularly helps you retain information effectively.

The Madlug Laptop Roll-Top Backpack is Sarah’s go-to choice for keeping revision notes with her on the move, featuring a handy padded laptop compartment.

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Keep your belongings clean and tidy

A clean and well-maintained backpack not only reflects your commitment to your studies but also prolongs the life of your bag. Tasha has had her Roll-Top Backpack for three years now and it’s still good as new! Read this helpful guide on how to wash your Madlug backpack.

Focus on your goals

Molly's insight into goal-setting is a powerful motivator: "Try to focus on your goals, let them motivate you!" Setting clear academic and personal goals gives you a sense of purpose and direction. Break down your goals into smaller, achievable tasks, and celebrate your progress along the way.

Her favourite bag is the Premium Tech Backpack which has handy features like an integrated USB charging port – a lifesaver when the battery is running low.

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Make time for socialising

Friendships are an integral part of the school experience, and making time for them alongside studying is so important. “I find study groups with my friends to be super helpful and motivating – but we also make time for fun stuff as much as possible,” says Alex, whose go-to backpack is the Roll-Top Urban Backpack.

With a 22-litre capacity, it’s a slightly larger version of our best-selling Roll-Top Backpack and is laptop compatible up to 17”.

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August 21, 2023 — Emma Gibbins

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