Survey Results: No Pre-Arrival Reading Received

Following on from the previous two posts relating to our pre-arrival reading research, our final post looks at the results of people who did not receive pre-arrival reading and how they went about preparing for starting university despite this.  Out of the 115 responses from the questionnaire, a staggering 63.5% did not receive a reading … Continue reading Survey Results: No Pre-Arrival Reading Received

Survey Results: Post Arrival Reading

In the second of our three survey results posts, we look at post-arrival reading. Out of 115 respondents to the survey, 56% of students did purchase further books after attending lectures. The reason behind this decision to purchase books later rather than earlier was mostly reported to be due to having a better understanding of … Continue reading Survey Results: Post Arrival Reading

Survey Results : Pre-Arrival Reading Recieved

Following in tradition from the previous sage scholars, in early December 2016 we formulated a survey for undergraduate students in order to find out about their pre-arrival preparation for university, particularly in their reading allocations. Having received 115 responses in total, the largest proportion of students came from Geography students at 19%, followed by Psychology … Continue reading Survey Results : Pre-Arrival Reading Recieved

Essay Quest: How to find the best sources

Within Global Studies, having essential readings as an online resource is a godsend! With so many different readings from different journals and authors, buying books would very quickly result in shedding out hundreds of pounds for a one time read. However when that oh so great (really not great) time comes when you have to … Continue reading Essay Quest: How to find the best sources

Survey: Fancy winning a £100 Amazon voucher and study skills books?

If you're looking for the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher and set of SAGE publication study skills books please fill in the short survey below! https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pre-arrival-reading-2016 The survey is looking at pre-arrival reading for undergraduate students for 2016-2017. We have written about our own pre-arrival reading experiences and want to know if they are … Continue reading Survey: Fancy winning a £100 Amazon voucher and study skills books?

Canada: the country that forced Eva to buy a book

In Canada I had many new experiences; maple syrup became a staple in my diet (turns out it's great in curries), I felt what it’s like to walk around in -40’C, I witnessed politeness so extreme it made me uncomfortable, and, for the first time, I felt how it feels to buy a book for … Continue reading Canada: the country that forced Eva to buy a book