Guest Post: What it’s like to be a final year undergraduate

As we are nearing the end of the academic year, what better time to interview a final year undergraduate to find out how they have tackled their studies, extracurriculars and social life throughout the last three years. Meet Tara; president of the business society, student mentor, and final year business and management student. What resources … Continue reading Guest Post: What it’s like to be a final year undergraduate

Guest post with Andy Field, Professor of Psychology

Hi, this is Ollie here. Today on the SAGE Students' blog we have a special guest post from Andy Field, Professor of Psychology at University of Sussex (whose blog can be found here). Last term, Andy taught me and the other second-year psychology students the Discovering Statistics module. I was pretty amazed by his eccentric … Continue reading Guest post with Andy Field, Professor of Psychology

Survey Results : Year 2 Pre-Arrival Reading

Its about that time of year again where we find out from the students here at Sussex what they did (or didn’t do) in preparation to beginning their 2nd year studies at university, once again with particular regard to their pre-assigned reading lists and how they have utilised them. Having received 24 responses this year … Continue reading Survey Results : Year 2 Pre-Arrival Reading

The Importance of Mentoring to Undergraduates

As part of our collaboration with the hive scholars, we are discussing our experiences with mentoring. Mentoring is an invaluable resource to undergraduates throughout their degree; it is also an art only some can master. Mentors don't just answer your questions, but they assist you in overcoming obstacles, and encourage you to think, work through … Continue reading The Importance of Mentoring to Undergraduates

Collaboration Week with Hive Scholars

This week we are teaming up with the postgraduate Hive Scholars to explore the transition between undergraduate and postgraduate studies. This upcoming week is all about mentorship, bridging the gap between undergraduates and postgraduates, and the transition from one stage of study to the next. To keep up to date on everything going on this week … Continue reading Collaboration Week with Hive Scholars

Mindfulness: a Stress-Management Tool for Students

This past week has been wellbeing week at the University of Sussex, so in keeping with that, this post is about how mindfulness can be used as a stress-management tool for students. Being mindful while studying is harder for students than ever before because the technology we must use for our assignments poses huge potential … Continue reading Mindfulness: a Stress-Management Tool for Students

Lunch date for your diaries!

Join us! For what? Critical Thinking: Take Control of your time, attention and ideas interactive workshop, With who? Dr Tom Chatfield - writer, broadcaster, and author of Critical Thinking. When? Tuesday the 6th of March What time? 1-2pm Where? in the  Careers & Employability Centre (ground floor of the Library) Will I go hungry? No,  … Continue reading Lunch date for your diaries!

Critical Thinking, Tom Chatfield – An Honest Review

Initial Thoughts and Impressions: The cover and overall appearance of the book does not scream textbook rather it replicates a similar vibe to the wreck this journal by Keri Smith. - It is simplistic, yet eye-catching due to the vibrant yellow and mimics that of a an old school work book. Upon flicking through the … Continue reading Critical Thinking, Tom Chatfield – An Honest Review