Welcome to university life: finding your feet
Grab a seat on one of our sofas or pull up a chair and let us get you up to speed with everything that is new but really not so scary about university life. The move from A-level to university study involves learning a small raft of new skills, not least of which are:
- note taking
- active listening
- fitting “the work of the day in the day” (the Duke of Wellington‘s happy phrase – he famously managed to achieve it with a certain ruthless efficiency)
- researching unfamiliar topics
- referencing what you use (your Library can help with both these things – come and chat to us about what we can do to make your life easier and your marks higher)
- working to deadlines
- not losing all your work (a pitfall that is very easily avoided), and
- learning to balance study with what we hope will be some of the best times of your life.
Think Library – for expert advice on search and research, finding quality academic information, the best images, and referencing
Watch this blog and our Twitter feed for handy hints we will be dropping on all aspects of study and promoting new and existing information resources that will help you get you the best marks for your research at all levels.
Think ASK – for advice on getting it down on paper, making sense of it, turning it into an assignment
Study skills are supported primarily by the Academic Skills Unit (ASK), across the main road from the Library in Nuffield building. Most of their resources are now available from within the “Skills4Study” unit within Moodle. This is well worth working your way through early on.