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

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

How my degree has prepared me for working life

Hi there, Ollie here. Today I’ll be talking about my career goals and expectations, and how my degree has prepared me for working life. First, I should mention that, rather embarrassingly, I’m still not sure exactly what I want to do. However, currently, my first choice is as a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT), which requires further work … Continue reading How my degree has prepared me for working life

My academic textbook layout preferences

Hi there, Ollie here. Today’s post is on my academic textbook layout preferences, using an eBook as a case study. The eBook I’ll be referring to is Contemporary Strategy Analysis by Robert M. Grant, the textbook for the Strategy module that I took last term for my Business and Management elective. The book’s structure is … Continue reading My academic textbook layout preferences

Being a ‘Green Student’

As I’m sure you all know, this week has been ‘Go Green Week’, in aid of raising awareness of issues related to environment and climate change. Today’s post is on being a ‘green student’ and what I do to be environmentally-friendly. To be honest, I rarely think about how my studying-related activities impact the environment. … Continue reading Being a ‘Green Student’

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