When thinking of my favourite resource one book that I used in first year comes to mind, Introduction to Business Law by Lucy Jones. I loved this book for three main reasons. The first being the layout. The layout of this book is very simplistic with bold colours highlighting important facts and tips and enough … Continue reading Textbooks | My Ideal Resource
Are you a social science student? We are holding a focus group on Wednesday, the 25th April 2017 to discuss resources and your usage of them. The focus group session will be held at 1-2pm in the library meeting room. A free lunch (a selection of wraps, sandwiches, fruit, cookies, tea and coffee) will be provided to … Continue reading Focus Group: PARTICIPANTS WANTED
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
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
The definition of a digital native is: “a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age”. Despite this definition I am often referred to as a digital native, especially when it comes to education. Many people believe that current university … Continue reading Are you a digital native?
It's that time of year again where we get our marketing research hats on and decide to survey second years and their reading habits. Our short tick-the-box survey takes only a few minutes to fill in and you could win a huge £70 worth of prizes, including an Amazon voucher! In light of others taking … Continue reading Survey | An Honest Response
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
After an excellent 24 hours at the Talis Insight 2017 conference, what best to do but a reflection of the event and give a bit of background to our talk for those who could not attend. I would like to begin by thanking everyone at Talis for their hospitality and allowing us the incredible opportunity, … Continue reading Talis Conference Talk: A Reflection
Back in January we begun research looking into pre-arrival reading amongst our first year undergraduate peers. Our aim was to see how many people received pre-arrival reading lists for their course, and if they actually bought and used the books on their assigned lists. We also used our research to see what our peers did … Continue reading Survey Winner!
No matter what year of university you are in, you will definitely have a variety of different types of assessments throughout the year. Here are ten brilliant tips to help with time management, motivation and getting that initial kick-start. 1. Start early! Whatever type of assessment you have looming it is always a good idea … Continue reading Top ten tips for preparing for an assessment