Andre As we draw to the end of the academic year, the time has come to say goodbye to this blogging position. This post will be my last, and with that in mind I will use it to reflect on my time over the past three years as a SAGE Scholar. I first came across … Continue reading Final reflections
Getting into Sussex. To start with, getting into Sussex was a big milestone for me. I got in at the last minute through clearing (and I’m very glad I did!). Doing the SAGE program. The SAGE program has been great; it has really improved my ability to communicate and write and publish content such as … Continue reading Academic milestones
As we are nearing the end of our final year of study, I have been thinking about the real highs from each of the years I have spent at uni. I've put these together in an infographic below, marking my academic milestones . What are your milestones? Tweet us @sagestudents
In this post, I’ll be looking over our Virtual learning Environment, Canvas, and how it weighs up to our old platform Study Direct. Now this wont be a “bring back Study Direct” campaign, because we all know its not coming back (they’ve stopped making the software), but I will discuss what was great about it … Continue reading Canvas, The new Study Direct
Hi there, Ollie here. Today’s post is on Canvas – the University of Sussex’s ‘virtual learning environment’ (VLE), which I’ve been using this past year. I used Study Direct in my first and second years, so I have a basis for comparison. (I’ve done this post in a Q&A format – hope you like it!) … Continue reading Canvas, the online Virtual Learning Environment.
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of what was discussed at our recent focus group, which included a group of University of Sussex students. Buying Textbooks First, we discussed the decision-making process and experience of buying textbooks. Above all, students were put off buying a textbook if they only required a small section … Continue reading Focus Group Recap
As a final year student in my final term, I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that life has a lot to throw at you as you approach the end of your degree. In this post I am going to give you an insight to what my typical day tends to look like. Disclaimer … Continue reading A Day in the life of a Third Year Student
Hi there, Ollie here. Today I'll be taking you through my research process, in picture form. As a final year undergraduate, I'm currently doing my dissertation (which is on cocaine addiction). I start by using the Cold Turkey app to block distracting websites, so I can stay (more or less) focused throughout the research session.I … Continue reading My research process, in pictures
The Library and SAGE publishers would like to gain a better insight into the resources you use as part of your academic studies – from books, videos, websites, social media, and everything in between. We are running a focus group on Friday March 29th 2019 from 1-2pm, and need students to participate. A complimentary lunch will be provided … Continue reading Social science students – join our focus group!
Hi there, Ollie here. Today I’ll be reviewing a book called Research Methodology by Ranjit Kumar. Specifically, I’ll be looking at the format of the book and reviewing the pros and cons of each feature. I thought I’d take a leaf out of Ranjit’s book (not literally), which makes good use of bullet-points, and write … Continue reading Book review: Research Methodology by Ranjit Kumar