Canvas, The new Study Direct

In this post, I’ll be looking over our Virtual learning Environment, Canvas, and how it weighs up to our old platform Study Direct. Now this wont be a “bring back Study Direct” campaign, because we all know its not coming back (they’ve stopped making the software), but I will discuss what was great about it … Continue reading Canvas, The new Study Direct

Canvas, the online Virtual Learning Environment.

Hi there, Ollie here. Today’s post is on Canvas – the University of Sussex’s ‘virtual learning environment’ (VLE), which I’ve been using this past year. I used Study Direct in my first and second years, so I have a basis for comparison. (I’ve done this post in a Q&A format – hope you like it!) … Continue reading Canvas, the online Virtual Learning Environment.

My research process, in pictures

Hi there, Ollie here. Today I'll be taking you through my research process, in picture form. As a final year undergraduate, I'm currently doing my dissertation (which is on cocaine addiction). I start by using the Cold Turkey app to block distracting websites, so I can stay (more or less) focused throughout the research session.I … Continue reading My research process, in pictures

Social science students – join our focus group!

The Library and SAGE publishers would like to gain a better insight into the resources you use as part of your academic studies – from books, videos, websites, social media, and everything in between. We are running a focus group on Friday March 29th 2019 from 1-2pm, and need students to participate. A complimentary lunch will be provided … Continue reading Social science students – join our focus group!

Book review: Research Methodology by Ranjit Kumar

Hi there, Ollie here. Today I’ll be reviewing a book called Research Methodology by Ranjit Kumar. Specifically, I’ll be looking at the format of the book and reviewing the pros and cons of each feature. I thought I’d take a leaf out of Ranjit’s book (not literally), which makes good use of bullet-points, and write … Continue reading Book review: Research Methodology by Ranjit Kumar