Strategies for successful language learning

Ever wanted to learn a new language? Thanks to the University Language Centre, it’s easy to pick up a language alongside your studies with the Language Experience for All Programme – something to think about for your free credits next year! But what if you’re already studying languages and need a few pointers on how … Continue reading Strategies for successful language learning

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Top tips for Note-taking (with podcast!)

A new semester, new classes: make these notes the best they can be! Whether you’re a note-taking pro or you find it hard to read your writing when it comes time to revision, these tips are bound to improve your skills. If you would prefer to listen to these tips you can find the podcast … Continue reading Top tips for Note-taking (with podcast!)

Cornell Note Taking

I only recently discovered how to take notes using the Cornell system, and I wish I’d discovered it sooner! As an English student, I have often found myself overwhelmed by the amount of information I hurriedly jot down during seminars. A few months later, exams arrive and I have to pore over badly organised notes … Continue reading Cornell Note Taking

In the Know Podcast: Revise the smart way

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! This podcast will provide you with useful techniques to improve your revision and help you cope with exam stress, just in time for January! Listen to the podcast … Continue reading In the Know Podcast: Revise the smart way

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

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