Everyone says that with every year of university the workload increases and the content gets harder. It isn’t until you actually experience it you realise that they were definitely right. Whilst on the surface a lot of things look as though they will be the same as first year, there are definitely a lot of … Continue reading Uni | Starting Second Year
Shortly after the Easter break we decided to find out what influenced students when buying and using resources. Our results showed similar patterns to previous surveys we had sent out, as well as highlighting new ideas and issues we hadn’t come across. We broke down the focus group into four sections; text buying, learning features, … Continue reading Focus Group: learning resources
After an excellent 24 hours at the Talis Insight 2017 conference, what best to do but a reflection of the event and give a bit of background to our talk for those who could not attend. I would like to begin by thanking everyone at Talis for their hospitality and allowing us the incredible opportunity, … Continue reading Talis Conference Talk: A Reflection
Are you a social science student? We are holding a focus group on Thursday, the 27th April 2017 in the library to discuss resources and your usage of them. There will be two focus group sessions, one at 12-1pm and one at 1-2pm; you only need to attend one session, at the time slot that suits you best. … Continue reading Focus Group: PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
Back in January we begun research looking into pre-arrival reading amongst our first year undergraduate peers. Our aim was to see how many people received pre-arrival reading lists for their course, and if they actually bought and used the books on their assigned lists. We also used our research to see what our peers did … Continue reading Survey Winner!
No matter what year of university you are in, you will definitely have a variety of different types of assessments throughout the year. Here are ten brilliant tips to help with time management, motivation and getting that initial kick-start. 1. Start early! Whatever type of assessment you have looming it is always a good idea … Continue reading Top ten tips for preparing for an assessment
Following on from the previous two posts relating to our pre-arrival reading research, our final post looks at the results of people who did not receive pre-arrival reading and how they went about preparing for starting university despite this. Out of the 115 responses from the questionnaire, a staggering 63.5% did not receive a reading … Continue reading Survey Results: No Pre-Arrival Reading Received
What I thought I already knew At the beginning and even mid way through the term I thought I could survive on the textbooks I had already purchased. I was getting good grades in my exams from following the essential reading list and was progressing nicely through all my modules. This then changed in the … Continue reading How To: Using Resources
If you're looking for the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher and set of SAGE publication study skills books please fill in the short survey below! https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pre-arrival-reading-2016 The survey is looking at pre-arrival reading for undergraduate students for 2016-2017. We have written about our own pre-arrival reading experiences and want to know if they are … Continue reading Survey: Fancy winning a £100 Amazon voucher and study skills books?
After buying half of Ikea, and ticking off that list to ensure there is nothing you have forgotten to buy, you finally feel prepared for university. That is until a friend or parent asks you about what books you need to buy for your new modules. Then it dawns on you, what books do you … Continue reading Starting University: The Reading List