Tag: study

A brief look at the life of a postgraduate…

Postgraduate study is a totally different animal. What do I mean by this? First of all, you are more mature and experienced than when you started your undergraduate studies. You should be more focussed as well. Which direction do you

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It’s the end of the year – try some reflection

How did your academic year go? Do you normally judge your success and contentment by the marks you get? Have you ever thought that you could learn from your mistakes as well as your successes? Reflection Reflection is mighty important

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23 wellbeing things. No. 8, Making working work for you

It is a well known saying in business that those who fail to plan, plan to fail.  There is some truth in this.  Arriving at the end of your course with only hours to spare to start your dissertation is

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The artful editor – all you need to know at this time of the year

Around Easter time, it is final hand in for a lot of you, from essays to end-of-year reports or dissertations. Now you have done the hard work researching your topic and formulating your arguments, how do you make sure you

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Taking good notes might sound boring to some but read on…

Mind map about conflict

Did you know there is a difference between taking notes and making notes? Notetaking means taking notes from original source (later you decide what to quote or paraphrase). Notemaking, however, is your active engagement with what you have read/ heard

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Your computer awaits

Pull up at any PC (or iMac) or borrow laptops from any of the banks of grey lockers on the ground floor and plug it in for instant computing at a pace to suit you.  You can plug in and

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Enjoy real action replays of lectures (and parties!)

Lectures can sometimes pass in a blur, and so you might find it useful to record what you hear and augment it with photos of whiteboard notes and so on as the lecture progresses.  The same thing probably goes for

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Watch your concentration grow with this innovative app

Are you continually distracted by your mobile phone?  Do constant social media and messaging updates keep you from really getting stuck into your work?  Try Forest, an app that rewards you for leaving your phone alone by growing a big

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How close is too close?

“I really liked the library and the services available. It is comfortable and easy to use. The only thing is that it gets too crowded during peak times.” ~ past student feedback This year we restructured the Individual Silent Study

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Gold plating Chrome

Chrome has for years been by far the most popular browser (W3 Schools, 2015) and it now has some really useful extensions and plug-ins available on the Chrome Web Store to make it even more useful.  Here are a few of

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