Which is the most productive fruit? Well, it turns out to be any sort that’s made into a timer and set to 25 minutes.  Back in the 1980s, Franceso Cirillo discovered that working for 25 minutes before taking a 5 …

Trying to get more done faster? It’s tomato (timer) time! Read more »

Have you thought about the ‘new (academic) year – new you’ yet? I was reading the Metro paper the other day and an article by Susan Griffin on productivity caught my eye. Here is the resolutions list she devised: Start …

We come up with New Year’s resolutions, why not for the new academic year, too? Read more »

The Faculty Librarian for Technology has characteristically uncovered the least technologically sophisticated way of keeping track of everything you need to do, using a notepad and pen.  The method is called “Bullet journalling”.  Combining a simple calendar with monthly task …

Faster than a speeding journal: return of the handwritten tasklist Read more »

No two people learn exactly the same way, and so we try to support you however you choose to study.  Take a moment to explore the suites of apps that can record and annotate your lectures, make websites more readable, read text …

Get app happy and enjoy your studies your way! Read more »

Students have been asking us for a space where they can take a nap to break up their studies and recharge. Studies reportedly suggest that this might actually be good for you, with a 10-20 minute nap in the afternoon helping …

More power to your napping: re-introducing 3rd Space Read more »

Last year we launched a popular series of posts promoting a variety of apps useful to support your learning and productivity.  We have been looking at apps this year that are variously useful for study and life in general but for anyone new this …

Return of the Christmas apps Read more »

Two separate apps designed to work together, “If” and “Do” allow you to get your mobile device to help organise and share things without you having to lift a finger. If allows you to automate commands passively, so emails can …

If this then that: your will be done, automatically Read more »