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
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
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
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
If you're looking for the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher and set of SAGE publication study skills books please fill in the short survey below! https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pre-arrival-reading-2016 The survey is looking at pre-arrival reading for undergraduate students for 2016-2017. We have written about our own pre-arrival reading experiences and want to know if they are … Continue reading Survey: Fancy winning a £100 Amazon voucher and study skills books?
With the hope to find out whether our experiences with resources available to students were shared by the rest of the student body, we conducted two student forums where we asked students to share their habits and thoughts on resources. The first group consisted of about 12 students whereas the second group was far smaller … Continue reading Student Forum