To gain more insight into the learning resources students actually use throughout their studies and the influences behind their decisions, we conducted a focus group with 10 participants. In line with last year’s focus group we broke the focus group into four sections; text buying, learning features, additional resources, and communications. All of the participants … Continue reading Focus Group | Learning Resources 2018
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
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
Last week we put out a survey to find out more about how fellow students prepared for second year studies, which got me thinking about my own preparation. Studying psychology often feels like being in an avalanche of recommended reading. For every class (whether that’s a lecture, workshop, etc.), we have one or two corresponding bits … Continue reading My thoughts on preparing for second year – the survey
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
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
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?