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

Social science students – join our focus group!

The Library and SAGE publishers would like to gain a better insight into the resources you use as part of your academic studies – from books, videos, websites, social media, and everything in between. We are running a focus group on Friday March 29th 2019 from 1-2pm, and need students to participate. A complimentary lunch will be provided … Continue reading Social science students – join our focus group!

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

Graduate Employment – How My Course Has Prepared Me

When it comes to employability after university, I'd say my geography course definitely awards you with some skills essential for the real world outside university life, and in the working realm. Time management for one (although I feel as if this applies to most university courses if I’m honest), figuring out how to find the … Continue reading Graduate Employment – How My Course Has Prepared Me

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

Podcast chat – university experiences

We're back with another podcast! In this week's chat, Ollie & Andre talk about their university experience at Sussex, and discuss what their ideal university would be like, touching on teaching, learning resources, study environment, the library, and more. https://soundcloud.com/sagestudentcalendar/sage-student-chat-university-experiences What would your ideal university look like? Comment below, or chat with us on Twitter @sagestudents 🙂 We … Continue reading Podcast chat – university experiences