Presentation skills: delivering with confidence

Often we find ourselves quaking at the prospect of speaking in front of a large group of people, especially our peers. But presenting is a valuable skill that you’ll be called upon to use throughout your professional career. With this in mind, we attended the My Learning Essentials workshop Presentation skills: delivering with confidence in … Continue reading Presentation skills: delivering with confidence

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Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Do you have trouble with setting high and unachievable standards? Do you find yourself struggling to live up to your own expectations? Originally I was quite apprehensive about this workshop. I know that I'm a perfectionist and that this can be a very annoying characteristic, as well as something which makes me frequently very stressed, … Continue reading Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

After being part of the Student Team for two months and helping out with the MLE workshops for about the same amount of time I decided it was time to go and experience one from a student perspective. I now wish I had done that sooner! As the name, Challenging unhelpful thinking habits, suggests, this … Continue reading Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

Mindfulness for relaxation

Have you ever started eating a bag of crisps, taken a couple of bites, then noticed all you had left was an empty packet in your hand? Or been driving somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realise you remember nothing about your journey?  Our busy lives mean it is easy for us to lose … Continue reading Mindfulness for relaxation

Assisstive software: remember better

Assistive software comes in lots of shapes and forms and it’s more accessible than ever. You’ve probably used it, whether or not you thought of it that way. The most common (but perhaps not obvious) examples would be things like spellcheck and predictive text. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google's Assistant are everywhere … Continue reading Assisstive software: remember better

Assistive software: Work better

Assistive software comes in lots of shapes and forms and it’s more accessible than ever. You’ve probably used it, whether or not you thought of it that way. The most common (but perhaps not obvious) examples would be things like spellcheck and predictive text. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google's Assistant are everywhere … Continue reading Assistive software: Work better

Where to find support this exam season

Exams are once again fast approaching, but there is no need to panic - this article gives you a summary of some of the support available to you this exam season. Peer Support and Peer-assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Make the most of the peer support available! If you didn’t know already, every first year undergrad student … Continue reading Where to find support this exam season