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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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

Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

It’s important to make the most of your university experience, and the best way to do this is by taking advantage of everything the University has to offer! This doesn’t just mean academic opportunities, but health and fitness too. This blog post aims to give you some ideas of what you can do outside of … Continue reading Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

Meet your academics: get engaged

A new academic year has started, and with it, there’s already preparation work to do for assignments and mid-terms (if that’s not your situation yet, don’t feel smug – it’s coming!). Starting a new module is always challenging, especially as it sometimes feels that every academic has different expectations. For example, Social Sciences students may … Continue reading Meet your academics: get engaged

What to do over the summer

So another (hopefully!) great year has reached its end and you’re ready for a well-deserved break. And while the summer is a great time to unwind, there are a range of opportunities that you can make use of to make your summer productive. Summer’s a good time to consider whether there are any new skills … Continue reading What to do over the summer

The struggle is real: Finding a PC on campus

It’s that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. Flowers are nodding awake under the glow of an evasive sun; that sun that only seems to appear at this time of year. A gentle breeze floats across those inviting Library deckchairs in Alan Gilbert Square, bringing with it an inexplicable waft of barbeque. Even the … Continue reading The struggle is real: Finding a PC on campus