Start your revision as soon as possible It goes without saying, the sooner you start your revision, the more time you have to retain information ahead of the upcoming exam. That being said, if you are starting a couple of months before the exam it is important to always go back and revisit the start … Continue reading Top 10 Revision and Exam Tips for Undergraduates
Review of IBM SPSS for Marketing Analytics and Metrics
The following is a brief review of IBM SPSS for marketing analytics and metrics. I first heard of and used IBM SPSS for the first time towards the end of my second year of university. The context for using and learning about SPSS was marketing analytics and metrics. The module introduced students to various descriptive … Continue reading Review of IBM SPSS for Marketing Analytics and Metrics
Focus Group: PARTICIPANTS WANTED
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
The Importance of Mentoring to Undergraduates
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
Are you a digital native?
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?
Reflection on Group Work Assessments
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
Uni | Starting Second Year
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
Focus Group: learning resources
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
Talis Conference Talk: A Reflection
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
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!