Relax and recharge

Did you know that taking breaks has been proven to increase your productivity? We realise that exam season is a stressful period, and it can become easy to forget that both your body and mind need rest if they are to function properly. So, if you’re looking for some time away from your revision, come … Continue reading Relax and recharge

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Top tips for proofreading (with podcast!)

Proofreading’s no fun task, but it is incredibly important. It’s your chance to avoid losing marks on small things like misspelled words or inconsistent headings. Spell checkers do help, but they’re far from foolproof. Leave some time before the deadline to go through your coursework so that you’re happy with what you submit. If you … Continue reading Top tips for proofreading (with podcast!)

In the Know podcast: Dealing with stress

Brief synopsis Looking for something new to listen to? The In the Know podcasts are here to help you get the most out of your university experience! In this podcast we will talk about dealing with stress and some of our tricks to manage it better. Listen to the podcast now, or keep reading for … Continue reading In the Know podcast: Dealing with stress

Top tips for group work (with podcast!)

We’ve all been there. One person is lagging behind, another person is trying to take control of the entire project, and everyone else is trying to keep the peace. Group work doesn’t need to be such a daunting prospect, it can actually be an excellent opportunity for you and your peers to come together and … Continue reading Top tips for group work (with podcast!)

In the Know podcast: Manage your time

Brief synopsis Looking for something new to listen to? The In the Know podcasts are here to help you get the most out of your university experience! In this podcast we will give you some useful insights into efficient time management. Listen to the podcast now, or keep reading for a full description. soundcloud.com/uomlibrary/in-the-know-podcast-manage-your-time Full description This … Continue reading In the Know podcast: Manage your time

Top tips for researching efficiently (with podcast!)

Researching can be tricky but these tips will help level up your research skills. Whether you're researching for a dissertation or assignment, these tips are for you! If you would prefer to listen to these tips you can find the podcast version here: https://soundcloud.com/uomlibrary/top-tips-for-researching-efficiently Tip 1: Know what you want to find It may take a … Continue reading Top tips for researching efficiently (with podcast!)

Creativity: what is it? II

This blog post follows on from the first part of "Creativity: what is it?". If you haven't seen that post yet, you can find it here: https://mylearningessentials.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/creativity-what-is-it/  What is creativity? Is it art? Or the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality? Or simply designing something new? In this blog post, we will look … Continue reading Creativity: what is it? II