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.

Focus Group: learning resources

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