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
Knowing your individual learning style is really important, as we all process information differently; your learning style is often consistent throughout your life, and once you know how you learn best you can adapt your revision techniques accordingly. For example, though I often forget to fully utilise my learning style in a way that most … Continue reading Personalised Learning
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
For me, one of the most stressful things as a Psych student is finding references papers for essays. At A-Level I could pretty much get away with typing a subject matter into google, and pull information from random pages without it needing to meet any specific criteria or needing to reference it. *Melodramatic sigh*… Those were … Continue reading Quick tips for finding essay materials
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
What I thought I already knew At the beginning and even mid way through the term I thought I could survive on the textbooks I had already purchased. I was getting good grades in my exams from following the essential reading list and was progressing nicely through all my modules. This then changed in the … Continue reading How To: Using Resources
So we have heard about the ideal textbook from a geographer’s point of view, but what about a business student? Over the past two and a half years of my course I have been assigned around 18 core textbooks and have used many many more in further reading (click here to see how I manage … Continue reading What type of textbook will make it onto my Christmas wish-list this year?
After leaving the luxuries of our hotel’s breakfast hall and a walk through sunny Harrogate, we entered the UKSG annual conference at the Harrogate International Centre. Greeted with a goody bag and name tag we ventured, keen to be true ambassadors of students, into the conference hall, ready to enter as many ipad competitions and … Continue reading UKSG Conference 2014