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.
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of what was discussed at our recent focus group, which included a group of University of Sussex students. Buying Textbooks First, we discussed the decision-making process and experience of buying textbooks. Above all, students were put off buying a textbook if they only required a small section … Continue reading Focus Group Recap
As a final year student in my final term, I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that life has a lot to throw at you as you approach the end of your degree. In this post I am going to give you an insight to what my typical day tends to look like. Disclaimer … Continue reading A Day in the life of a Third Year Student
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
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!
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
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
Looks Can Be Deceiving From first contact with SAGE’s Little Quick Fix series, I was immediately drawn in. I had previously seen a picture of the books, and honestly I rolled my eyes at the thought of having to look over four books when I can barely get my own readings done. But when I … Continue reading SAGE’s Little Quick Fix Series
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
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