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
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
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
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
Deadline season is in full swing, which comes with additional stress, worry and excitement to be done with deadlines for another semester. In a similar fashion to first year we haven’t had many big assessments in the first 10 weeks of term. Only one presentation worth 10% of the module. Types of Assessments To add … Continue reading Reflection on Group Work Assessments
If you’re looking for the chance to win a £20 book token and a book bundle worth £50 by SAGE publications please fill in the short survey below! https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/preparing-for-the-second-year The survey is looking at pre-arrival reading for second year undergraduate students for 2017-2018. We have written about our own pre-arrival reading experiences and want to know … Continue reading Survey: Fancy winning a £20 book token and book bundle worth £50
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!
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