Looking back over my first term of third year

Hi, Ollie here. Today I’ll be looking back at my first term of my third year. In my first post of the term I mentioned that this final year differs from the previous years in that it counts for 60% of my degree mark and I’m doing an independently run research project (dissertation). As suspected, … Continue reading Looking back over my first term of third year

The Library’s Psychology Subject Guide

The University of Sussex Library has subject guides for every subject, which are collections of databases containing a variety of material, including journal articles specific to the subject. Today I’ll be reviewing the psychology subject guide. I was introduced to the psychology subject guide in a psychology statistics lesson – we were shown how to access … Continue reading The Library’s Psychology Subject Guide

Digital Discovery Week: Fake News

Hi there, Ollie here. Last week was Digital Discovery Week at the University of Sussex, so this week’s post is about a Digital Discovery Workshop that I attended – Fake News delivered by Claire, a member of staff in the Library. Fake news is defined by Julia Hunt of the Guardian as ‘false, often sensational information disseminated under … Continue reading Digital Discovery Week: Fake News

SAGE Research Methods video feature

Hi there, Ollie here. Today I’m writing about the online resource The SAGE Research Methods video feature. I accessed it through the University of Sussex Library’s Online Resources page, by clicking on the online resources beginning with ‘S’. It would have been easier to access it if it was on the home page of Online … Continue reading SAGE Research Methods video feature

A student’s review of IBM SPSS Statistics

Hi there, Ollie here. Today I’m going to be reviewing the statistics program IBM SPSS Statistics. I am by no means a master of SPSS; if you’re looking for THE master I recommend checking out Andy Field’s website. As I look through Andy’s enormous book on the subject, I realise I probably know less than … Continue reading A student’s review of IBM SPSS Statistics

Ollie’s Top 10 Tips on Revision for Exams

In my more virtuous moments (which are more infrequent than I’d like to admit), I realise that revising for exams can actually be interesting, relaxed and enjoyable. Here are some tips that help my productivity. Making a list of specific goals and to-dos. Studies have shown that failure to achieve a goal may be caused … Continue reading Ollie’s Top 10 Tips on Revision for Exams

Reflections on Second Year

Hi there, Ollie here. I’ve just completed the second year of my Psychology with Business Management degree; here are my reflections on how my study has changed since first year. It hasn’t changed enormously, however there are a few differences. First, I’d say there’s more work in general. Second year counts towards the overall degree mark, … Continue reading Reflections on Second Year

Considering postgraduate study? Q&A podcast with postgraduate students

As part of the Collaboration Week between the SAGE and Hive Scholars, we did a special podcast in which we interviewed two postgraduate students: Eve, who studies a Masters in Environmental Law, and Hive Scholar Veronica, who studies a PhD on Honeybees. We asked them our questions about postgraduate study, which include: 0:19: How long … Continue reading Considering postgraduate study? Q&A podcast with postgraduate students