Running from the 21st – 25th January, Personal Development Week is a great opportunity for you to develop new skills that could be key to your academic success and prepare you for your future career. We have a wide range of events, activities and workshops planned. Here’s what we have in store:
The holidays will soon be upon us and we hope you enjoy the winter break. However, you might be thinking about studying and borrowing items over the holidays, here’s what you need to know.
Never Eat Shredded Wheat!
Do these phrases seem familiar?
If they do, you may have learned them at school to help you to recall the order of North, East, South, and West . . .
If you are starting to think about getting going with revision, then creating mnemonics, or aids to memory, may be one technique you could consider using. Creating words, rhymes, phrases or images which help support recall, is a great way of approaching revision and taking an active approach.
It’s getting colder outside, the nights are drawing in and you have probably got a list of assignments to work on, so revision is perhaps the last thing you would like to think about at the moment. But getting going sooner rather than later is the key to a successful revision strategy.
When you start thinking about revision, you may start to worry. Your concerns could include: ‘I don’t know where to start’, ‘There isn’t enough time’, ‘There’s too much to learn’, ‘What will they ask me?’ or ‘My notes are too disorganised’. Feelings like these are very common. But try to relax, take a deep breath and start thinking about getting organised.
Do you ever wonder where the time goes?
Do you feel as if you don’t have enough time for study?
Are you balancing study, home commitments and paid work?
The realities of student life can make it feel difficult to balance your studies with all of your other commitments. Managing your time effectively is essential but it’s one of those things that can be easier said than done!
Here are our top tips to help you make the most of the time you have.
LibrarySearch lets you find the resources you need for your study and research.
- Search the University’s print and digital collections in a single search.
- See what’s available at each campus.
- Go straight to digital full text content where available.
- Access your library account and save references.
- Submit Document Delivery requests online.
Kanopy (https://www.kanopy.com/) is a streaming service that allows the Library to bring to you a range of diverse and thoughtful entertainment. There are no fees and no adverts to interrupt your viewing pleasure. All you need to get started is to sign up with your name, University email address and computing username and password. You’re not restricted to watching Kanopy in an internet browser; there is an app available for a whole host of devices including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV and Fire Tablet.