Its about that time of year again where we find out from the students here at Sussex what they did (or didn’t do) in preparation to beginning their 2nd year studies at university, once again with particular regard to their pre-assigned reading lists and how they have utilised them. Having received 24 responses this year … Continue reading Survey Results : Year 2 Pre-Arrival Reading
Having already spent 3 years in university and with 1 more to go, the idea of postgraduate study has always filtered down to one particular question I ask myself “Do I want to spend 5 years studying in university?”. Now I can't tell a lie the first and second and 3rd 4th 5th and maybe … Continue reading Pondering Postgraduate Pursuit
As part of our collaboration with the hive scholars, we are discussing our experiences with mentoring. Mentoring is an invaluable resource to undergraduates throughout their degree; it is also an art only some can master. Mentors don't just answer your questions, but they assist you in overcoming obstacles, and encourage you to think, work through … Continue reading The Importance of Mentoring to Undergraduates
This week we are teaming up with the postgraduate Hive Scholars to explore the transition between undergraduate and postgraduate studies. This upcoming week is all about mentorship, bridging the gap between undergraduates and postgraduates, and the transition from one stage of study to the next. To keep up to date on everything going on this week … Continue reading Collaboration Week with Hive Scholars
This past week has been wellbeing week at the University of Sussex, so in keeping with that, this post is about how mindfulness can be used as a stress-management tool for students. Being mindful while studying is harder for students than ever before because the technology we must use for our assignments poses huge potential … Continue reading Mindfulness: a Stress-Management Tool for Students
Join us! For what? Critical Thinking: Take Control of your time, attention and ideas interactive workshop, With who? Dr Tom Chatfield - writer, broadcaster, and author of Critical Thinking. When? Tuesday the 6th of March What time? 1-2pm Where? in the Careers & Employability Centre (ground floor of the Library) Will I go hungry? No, … Continue reading Lunch date for your diaries!
Initial Thoughts and Impressions: The cover and overall appearance of the book does not scream textbook rather it replicates a similar vibe to the wreck this journal by Keri Smith. - It is simplistic, yet eye-catching due to the vibrant yellow and mimics that of a an old school work book. Upon flicking through the … Continue reading Critical Thinking, Tom Chatfield – An Honest Review
Appearance, Look and Feel I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, buuut that’s exactly what I'm about to do, after all first impressions count for everything. From first glance at Critical Thinking, you're instantly drawn in by its pop of yellow and its bold font. It is simple, eye catching … Continue reading Reviewing Critical Thinking by Tom Chatfield
The definition of a digital native is: “a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age”. Despite this definition I am often referred to as a digital native, especially when it comes to education. Many people believe that current university … Continue reading Are you a digital native?
In recent years, the educational environment has seen a shift towards digital-based learning resources. Here are my opinions on digital resources, and how they compare to their traditional counterparts. Online lecture videos Online lecture videos are available at any time, which I think is a blessing and a curse. This flexibility is a godsend for … Continue reading Study Resources: Digital vs Traditional