Guest post with Andy Field, Professor of Psychology

Hi, this is Ollie here. Today on the SAGE Students' blog we have a special guest post from Andy Field, Professor of Psychology at University of Sussex (whose blog can be found here). Last term, Andy taught me and the other second-year psychology students the Discovering Statistics module. I was pretty amazed by his eccentric … Continue reading Guest post with Andy Field, Professor of Psychology

Mindfulness: a Stress-Management Tool for Students

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

Study Resources: Digital vs Traditional

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

My thoughts on preparing for second year – the survey

  Last week we put out a survey to find out more about how fellow students prepared for second year studies, which got me thinking about my own preparation. Studying psychology often feels like being in an avalanche of recommended reading. For every class (whether that’s a lecture, workshop, etc.), we have one or two corresponding bits … Continue reading My thoughts on preparing for second year – the survey

5 Great Resources for Psychology Assessments

YouTube videos I find YouTube videos are an engaging way of understanding both overviews of topics and specific details. For example, Andy Field’s channel includes lectures on different themes of statistics in psychology, as well as practical step-by-step walkthroughs of how to use the statistics application SPSS. Furthermore, I search for keywords of whatever I'm … Continue reading 5 Great Resources for Psychology Assessments

3 Tips for Relaxed Assessments

  Despite my best intentions, my first-year assessments invariably reverted to last-minute rushes. It was only recently, with the help of these tips, that I realised they could be relaxed, engaging and almost (it still feels odd saying it) enjoyable. Schedule your study periods. It goes without saying that starting earlier will make everything more … Continue reading 3 Tips for Relaxed Assessments

Hello from a new SAGE scholar.

Hi, I'm Ollie. I'm a second-year psychology and business management student. I have just become a SAGE scholar, and I'm really excited to blog/vlog lots of useful posts about studying. I'm passionate about reading self-help and business books, and I've come across tons of insights that I'd love to share. I'll be covering the psychological side and … Continue reading Hello from a new SAGE scholar.