Everyone says that with every year of university the workload increases and the content gets harder. It isn’t until you actually experience it you realise that they were definitely right. Whilst on the surface a lot of things look as though they will be the same as first year, there are definitely a lot of … Continue reading Uni | Starting Second Year
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
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?